Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Jim Yong Kim '82 ─ The Power of Language: Language, Learning, and Life

Thursday, October 24, 2019

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Friedman Auditorium, Metcalf Research Building, 190 Thayer Street

Jim Yong Kim '82 is a Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs at the Watson Institute. He is Vice Chairman and Partner at Global Infrastructure Partners, a fund that invests in infrastructure projects across several sectors around the world.

From July 2012 to February 2019, Kim served as the 12th President of the World Bank Group. Soon after he assumed that position, the organization established two goals to guide its work: to end extreme poverty by 2030; and to boost shared prosperity, focusing on the bottom 40 percent of the population in developing countries.