UN Asst. Secretary-General for Economic Development Jomo KS to speak Nov. 16
Jomo Kwame Sundaram, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, will present a public talk titled, "Global Warming Meets Economic Meltdown: Why Is The International Community Still Too Frozen To Respond?" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 16, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
Jomo was the Founder Director of INSAN, the Institute of Social Analysis based in Malaysia and is the founding chair of International Development Economics Associates.
He was visiting senior research fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and a professor in the applied economics department at the University of Malaya, until 2004.
Jomo studied at the Penang Free School, Royal Military College, Yale University and Harvard University. He has taught at Science University of Malaysia, Harvard University, Yale University, National University of Malaysia, University of Malaya, and Cornell University. He has also been a visiting fellow at Cambridge University.
Jomo has authored more than 35 monographs, edited more than 50 books, and translated 11 volumes, in addition to writing many academic papers and articles for the media. He is also on the editorial boards of several journals.
This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Princeton Environmental Institute, and the United Nations Association of Princeton. It is free and open to the public.