On March 21, 2018, Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics and Honorary Professor of Tsinghua University, visited the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM). During his visit, he attended the "Meet the SDGs High-End Forum" and gave a public lecture entitled “Inequality, Euro Crisis, and Globalization in the Era of Trump.” This Forum, hosted by the SPPM and organized by the Institute for Sustainable Development Goals (TUSDG) and HZ Books, attracted over 300 attendees.
At the beginning of the event, Professor Xue Lan, Dean of the SPPM, invited Professor Stiglitz and Zhang Jingzhu, Managing Director at HZ Books, to jointly unveil Professor Stiglitz’s new book entitled The Great Divide.
In his lecture, Professor Stiglitz talked about issues related to inequality, the Euro crisis, and globalization under the Trump era. He highly appreciated China’s joint efforts with other developing countries to cope with climate changes and implement sustainable development goals.