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Steps to Take Now to Succeed Later: A Q&A with Jim Kim

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Kim Koo Library, 111 Thayer Street

Registration required, register here. Limited to 25 students.

Dr. Jim Kim '82, former President of the World Bank, will meet with students to discuss what they can do now to prepare for their future career growth. The world needs new ideas, and Brown students have them. This Q&A session will focus on supporting students who are committed to making a difference, but might not be sure of the best way to launch!

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Jim Yong Kim M.D., Ph.D., 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.

A physician and anthropologist, Kim’s career has revolved around health, education, and improving the lives of the poor. Before joining the World Bank Group, he served as the President of Dartmouth College and held professorships at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. From 2003 to 2005, Kim served as Director of the World Health Organization’s HIV/AIDS department. He led WHO’s “3 by 5” initiative, the first-ever global goal for AIDS treatment, which greatly expanded access to antiretroviral medication in developing countries. In 1987, Kim co-founded Partners In Health, a non-profit medical organization that now works in poor communities on four continents.