2004 Conference Videos

Jeffrey Sachs

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Length: 8:54
Director of the UN Millennium Project
Opening Video Address
Jeffrey D. Sachs is a Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals. He is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia...   Read more »

Sakiko Fukada-Parr

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Length: 49:22
Director, United Nations Human Development Report Office
Opening Keynote, Thursday
Ms. Fukuda-Parr is an economist who has over two decades of experience in development politics and operational programs. Her primary concentrations include Africa, agricultural development, poverty-oriented rural development, policy dialog for aid coordination, aid management, capacity building, and technical assistance effectiveness. She has been the Director of the Read more »

Dato Lee Yee-Cheong

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Length: 42:06
President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations
Thursday Keynote
Dato Lee Yee Cheong is one of the engineering profession's preeminent leaders worldwide. He strongly believes that engineers play a vital role in shaping society, and has been acting on this belief by representing the engineering profession internationally for a number of years.

Most recently, Dato Lee led a ICSU/WFEO joint initiative as the Organizing Partners for the Science &...   Read more »

His Excellency John Ralston Saul

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Length: 53:06
Novelist and Essayist
Opening Keynote, Friday
Through his writings John Ralston Saul has made a growing impact on political and economic thought. He is widely renowned for his 1995 Massey Lectures, and the resulting book, The Unconscious Civilization. For this work Mr. Saul won the 1996 Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Gordon Montador Award for the Best...   Read more »

Roy Culpeper

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Length: 43:43
President, The North-South Institute
Aid, Trade & Sustainable Development Presentations
Mr. Culpeper was appointed President of The North-South Institute in 1995. At the Institute, he has conducted research on a broad range of issues relating to international finance. As Vice-President and Coordinator of Research, his previous role at the Institute, he directed The North-South Institute's largest-ever project; a comprehensive...   Read more »

Rieky Stuart

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Length: 48:41
Executive Director, Oxfam Canada
Aid, Trade & Sustainable Development Presentations
Rieky Stuart has over thirty years of professional experience in international development. Her interest is in building effective organizations that can meet the challenges of both change and social justice. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Oxfam Canada, one of Canada's leading international cooperation NGOs.

Ms. Stuart has...   Read more »

Jacques Gérin

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Length: 42:06
Chairman of the Board of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Aid, Trade & Sustainable Development Presentations
Jacques Gérin is a specialist in Environmental and Sustainable Development. He has been a manager and a consultant in the fields of natural resources management, economic development and the environment in both the public and private sectors, in Canada and internationally. Most recently Mr. Gérin has been appointed to the World Bank's International Advisory Group on the...   Read more »

Frannie A. Léautier

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Length: 51:56
Vice President, World Bank Institute
Friday Keynote
Dr. Léautier is a leading expert in infrastructure formation in developing countries. She has been with the World Bank Institute in a variety of roles since 1992, most recently assuming the position of Vice President in December 2001.

Prior to her current role Dr. Léautier was the Chief of Staff for the President...   Read more »

Stephen Lewis

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Length: 1:12:55
Former Canadian Ambassador to the UN, UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
Gala Banquet Keynote
Stephen Lewis is one of North America's most influential commentators on social affairs, international development and human rights. He has held a variety of senior roles with international bodies. He holds 18 honourary degrees from Canadian universities and in 2003, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest honour for lifetime achievement. He is a noted radio and...   Read more »