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Russell D. Roberts

Sachs on the Millennium Villages Project

by Russ Roberts
Monday, March 17, 2014

Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University and the Millennium Villages Project talks with EconTalk host Russell Roberts about poverty in Africa. Topics include the Millennium Villages Project and the Millennium Development Goals, the integrated development approach, and the relationship between funds and ending poverty. Sachs also responds to the criticisms presented in the EconTalk episode with Nina Munk.

In the News

Jeffrey Sachs on the Millennium Villages

with Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 17, 2014

Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University and the Millennium Villages Project talks with EconTalk host about poverty in Africa and the efforts of the Millennium Villages Project to fight hunger, disease, and illiteracy. The project tries to achieve the Millennium...

Barack Obama
In the News

The Three Faces of President Obama

with Larry Diamondvia New York Times
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Larry Diamond on the John Batchelor Show (9:20)

with Larry Diamondvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Robert Zimmerman, behindtheblack. Larry Diamond, Hoover. Leon Aron, AEI. Mark Hertsgaard, Bloomberg Businessweek.

Analysis and Commentary

Lederman on Secrecy, Nonacknowledgement, and Yemen

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Marty Lederman has a long post picking apart the errors in last week’s AP story on last December’s drone strike in Yemen.  Along the way he carefully parses the covert action statute, and has interesting things to say about the relationship between secrecy

Analysis and Commentary

Egypt and “The End of History”

by Kori Schakevia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Russell D. Roberts

Nina Munk on poverty, development, and The Idealist

by Russ Roberts
Monday, January 27, 2014

Nina Munk, journalist and author of The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty, discusses her book with EconTalk host Russell Roberts. Topics include Munk’s inspiration and research for the book; the Millennium Villages Project and Jeffrey Sachs’s vision for development, including the “poverty trap,”as outlined in his book The End of Poverty; and the successes and failures of the Millennium Villages Project.


Fouad Ajami on Opinion Journal (Part I)

with Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal Live
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wall Street Journal Video includes original programming on-demand as well as news and features from reporters across the globe.

In the News

State and Human Security in Central Africa

with Mvemba Phezo Dizolelevia Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Thursday, December 12, 2013

Historically, armies in Africa underwent two major shifts, Dizolele said. During the Cold War, they often were aligned with their former colonial power—for e...

Analysis and Commentary

Nelson Mandela, Western Saint

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Monday, December 9, 2013

What Mandela's life told us about Western civilization.