2014 BCM Graduation
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 7 p.m.
Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
There is no limit to the number of guests that can attend. The ceremony will last approximately two hours. Doors open and seating begins at 5:30 p.m. There is ample room for wheelchair bound attendees. Professional ushers are available for seating assistance.
Graduates should arrive no later than 6 p.m. Be aware that parking availability/street construction/ special events in the downtown area could delay your arrival.
Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He is co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project. Sachs is also one of the Secretary-General’s MDG Advocates, and a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Development. He has authored three New York Times bestsellers in the past seven years: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011).