Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals:
The Role of Education

18 April 2018
Speaker: Prof. Eric A. Hanushek


In September 2015, 193 countries of the United Nations agreed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals that were designed to guide world development policies. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. But there is little chance of accomplishing a significant part of these goals without a strong emphasis on one goal: ensuring quality education around the world. This lecture considers both the economic impact of school quality and the types of policies that are likely to lead to improvements in quality.

Speaker Bio

Prof. Eric A. Hanushek

Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stanford University

Professor Eric A. Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He has been a leader in the development of economic analysis of educational issues. His widely-cited research spans many policy-related education topics. His latest book, The Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth, identifies the close link between the skills of the people and the economic growth of the nation. He has authored or edited 24 books along with over 200 articles. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and completed his Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (http://hanushek.stanford.edu/)