Jim Yong Kim Named World Bank President (The Washington Post)


[[{“type”:“media”,“view_mode”:“media_large”,“fid”:null,“attributes”:{“class”:“media-image alignright size-full wp-image-1617”,“typeof”:“foaf:Image”,“style”:“”,“width”:“100”,“height”:“100”,“alt”:“Washington Post”}}]]On April 16, the Executive Directors of the World Bank announced that Dartmouth President Jim Yong will be the next president of the World Bank. President Kim will begin his five-year term on July 1, 2012.

The World Bank announcement has generated media attention from print, television, and broadcast outlets around the world, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Bloomberg Television, and NPR.

In its coverage of the announcement, The Washington Post noted that President Kim will be only the second World Bank president to have been born outside the United States.

“But perhaps more significantly,” noted the Post, “President Obama reached outside the worlds of finance and government in nominating Kim, whose career was built around one of the more intractable problems in development — how to deliver expensive HIV and tuberculosis medicines to poor or remote parts of the world.”

Read the full story, published 4/16/12 by The Washington Post

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