Jeffrey Sachs will become the Director of the Columbia Earth Institute in July 2002. Currently Director of the Center for International Development at Harvard University, Sachs became internationally known in the 1980's for his work advising governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia, and Africa on economic reforms. He is author or co-author of more than two hundred scholarly articles, and has authored or edited many books. Sachs currently advises United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on a group of poverty alleviation initiatives called The Millennium Development Goals. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Sachs received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard University. He has been a professor in the economics department at Harvard since 1980.