Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs – S3 EP1 Out Now

Created on 8 November 2023

The Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs is now presented in podcast, bringing you lively conversations between Professor Jeffrey Sachs and authors of inspiring books about history, social justice and challenges of building a decent world. Find ‘Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs’ on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and other major podcast apps. Be sure to subscribe for episode updates! The episodes can also be accessed directly here.

In the first episode of Season 3, Professor Jeffrey Sachs engages in a captivating conversation with political scientist Professor John Mearsheimer on his latest book ‘How States Think: The Rationality of Foreign Policy’. Together, they delve into the book’s core idea: states are generally rational in their foreign policymaking, in the sense that they use deliberative processes grounded in plausible theories of the world. During the discussion, they cover a broad spectrum of historical case studies, including the World Wars, the Cold War, and the War in Ukraine.

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About the Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs

Hosted by Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the eminent thought-leader in economics and sustainable development, the Book Club features monthly interviews with renowned authors about their ground-breaking work in sustainability, economics, history, social justice, and more.

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