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Uploaded on Oct 27, 2009
Columbia professors and other scholars gathered with diplomats and policy makers on October 23, 2009 for the Peace Through Reconstruction conference to discuss ways to effectively rebuild war-torn societies, with specific attention paid to Afghanistan and the continent of Africa. The conference was presented by Columbias Center on Capitalism and Society and the Earth Institute and participants from Columbia included Edmund Phelps, the McVickar Professor of Political Economy and the 2006 Nobel laureate in economics; Jeffrey Sachs, professor of sustainable development and director of the Earth Institute; and Glenn Hubbard, professor of finance and economics and dean of Columbia Business School. For more information visit http://news.columbia.edu/global/1750