LIVE President of World Bank speaks at Georgetown
WORLD BANK PRESIDENT DR. JIM YONG KIM will address the ambitious goal of ending extreme poverty within a generation during his talk, “Within Our Grasp: A World Free of Poverty,” on April 2 at 11 a.m. in Georgetown’s Gaston Hall.
Kim, a Harvard Medical School graduate who once served as a director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization (WHO), will touch on the need for a concerted effort by developing countries, donors and development partners toward supporting equitable and inclusive growth, working effectively in fragile and conflict-affected states and fighting climate change.
The former Dartmouth College president’s speech comes just before the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meeting, April 19-21, in Washington, D.C.
Admission is free and will be on first-come, first-serve basis for current students, faculty and staff.
Doors open at 9:45 a.m. and close at 10:45 a.m. Attendees must show their Georgetown ID at check-in, and the line begins on the second floor of Healy Hall.