LIVE President of World Bank speaks at Georgetown

JimYongKimWORLD 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.


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