Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET (19:00 – 20:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: Organization of American States & Online

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Join Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American States, and Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group, as they discuss "The Economic and Social Outlook of Latin American and the Caribbean".

The event, organized by the Organization of American States, is designed to bring monthly lectures by world-renowned speakers focused on central themes of the hemispheric agenda, such as democracy strengthening, human rights, hemispheric security, and social development.

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET (16:30 – 18:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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Today, most colossal fortunes are new, not inherited – amassed by perceptive businessmen who see themselves as deserving victors in a cut-throat international competition. Like the ‘robber barons’ of the late 19th century, this trans-global class of successful professionals lives in an era in which emerging markets and innovative technologies are colliding to produce unprecedented wealth for more people than ever in human history. In the 19th century Gilded Age, those at the very top benefited far more than others--and from this pinnacle they exercised immense and unchecked power in their countries. Today’s closest analogue to these robber barons can be found in the turbulent economies of India, Brazil, and China, all home to ferocious market competition and political turmoil. But wealth, corruption, and populism are no longer constrained by national borders, so this new Gilded Age is already transforming the economics of the West, as well.

In her book, Plutocrats, Canadian writer, journalist, and politician Chrystia Freeland demonstrates how social upheavals generated by the first Gilded Age may pale in comparison to what is in store for us, as the wealth of the entire globalized world is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands. Plutocratsbrings together the economics and psychology of these new super-rich, and puts us inside a league very much of its own, with its own rules.

Join us LIVE on April 22nd as Freeland discusses the themes of "Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else."

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Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude
How can these super rich be encouraged for 'giving more' (as per the other World Bank discussion)? Thus, what is/ will be the role of the World Bank in this 'Giving more' process to organise their hefty donation funds? Hope you touch this point in your all important discussion.
Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude
We're not against super rich, however, is it not a fact that only those can be super rich who can manage all stake holders, government and non government bodies and of course the negative elements in society? Have you touched these points? Also do you agree that sometimes, coercieve collaborations of super rich people even can take the toll of few countries' economies? How can it be tackled? Hope you'll touch this point in your discussion please. Millions are dying of hunger, millions are not getting employeed, etc. and since a century we could not find a solution over this, hence, also this question can be raised to super rich, as it's a same case where in Rome/earth is burning and ...these Kings are busy in amassing more wealth ...
Jun Yu Seok
Korea, Dem. Rep.
nowaday, the gap between richer and poorer is more serious in korea too. however, there is an bias to super richer in my country. beacause we think taht they can get their wealth by immoral ways. My opinion is just accept that they have more power and more wealth, but important thing is how can they share their wealth more voluntarily and often?
Ashley So Hee Park
Korea, Dem. Rep.
I agree with that super-rich,especially China rising very much. Also,mentioned in the book "Plutocrats", global is getting together with many countries but controlled by their own rules. But does that can be continually? Global world can't be under dominated by only few countries. If it could possible, there are no more global. And also, what about so many people that suffering from hunger and lose their job? I think we have to think about those problems.
Park Dong-Myoung
Korea, Rep.
If the super-rich 0.1percent of the world own more wealth than rest 99.9percent, it could lead to a dictatorship and very unstable economy since the world is run by the few. What kind of effort or policy could stop this econmic pace and prevent super-rich from gaining more power?
Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude
Mr. Warren Buffet, donated billions of dollars. Why cannot The World Bank, influence, organise and encourage other super rich for 'Giving More/ Donate More'?
Kwon Yurim
Korea, Rep.
I agree with her think. And I always feel that. Rich is inherited endlessly and is limited. How can we solve the fundamental problem of this?
Issa Landlord
Ms Freeland, When I red your article on The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, I couldn't stop thinking who is responsible for such a financial epidemical virus? To me the World Bank is just an NGO? How can an NGO solve a Global political or financial issue while you are being sponsored yourself?
Lee da hee
Korea, Rep.
what kind of polity exist to supple the gap between the rich and poor? and what they are doing now to stop the ‘robber barons’
Kim Hyeon Min
Korea, Rep.
On whom is the wealth of globalized world concentrated? And what is the main cause that lets only few hold most wealth of the world?

José Miguel Insulza

José Miguel Insulza fue elegido Secretario General de la OEA el 2 de mayo de 2005 y reelegido el 24 de marzo de 2010. El reconocido político chileno cuenta con una destacada trayectoria en el servicio público en su país. Cuando asumió el cargo de Secretario General por un término de cinco años, Insulza se comprometió a “fortalecer la relevancia de la Organización e incrementar su capacidad de acción”.


Fecha del evento: Miércoles, 23 de abril de 2014

Repita la transmisión de la  55 Cátedra de las Américas que tratará sobre el Panorama económico y Social de América Latina y el Caribe en el que participan el S.E. José Miguel Insulza, Secretario General, Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA) y el presidente del Grupo del Banco Mundial, Dr. Jim Yong Kim.

La Cátedra de las Américas fue creada por el Consejo Permanente de la OEA el 29 de septiembre de 2004 con el objeto de promover los principios y valores democráticos en los países del Hemisferio. El Departamento de Asuntos Internacionales coordina dicho programa, el cual consiste en conferencias con personalidades internacionalmente reconocidas que se enfocan en temas centrales de la agenda hemisférica, tales como la gobernabilidad democrática, los derechos humanos, la seguridad hemisférica y el desarrollo social, entre otros.

José Miguel Insulza

José Miguel Insulza was elected OAS Secretary General on May 2, 2005, and reelected March 24, 2010. The Chilean politician has an accomplished record of public service in his country. At the beginning of his first five-year term as Secretary General, he pledged to strengthen the Organization’s “political relevance and its capacity for action.”


Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET (19:30 – 21:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Preston Auditorium & Online

Are giving persons more successful? For generations, focus was on the individual drivers of success (passion, hard work, talent, and luck) but in today’s reconfigured world, it is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. Join us LIVE for a webcast on April 17th, 2014 for a discussion based on Adam's New York Times bestselling book, Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success.

This book changes our fundamental ideas about how to succeed. Grant’s research groups people into takers, matchers, or givers. Takers strive to get as much as possible from others; matchers aim to trade evenly; and givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return. The author argues that although some givers get exploited, in most cases they achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries.

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Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude
In this world of Egotism i.e. "I-Me-Myself-My organization-My Product and Services", one thing that is forgotten is GIVING and not advertising. In many Indian scripts it's mentioned that, 'what right hand donates even the left hand should not come to know'. Hence, the donations and giving and even CSR is not a big part of the Big Budgets of many individuals and organizations. None in corporate world agrees on the principle of 'the more you give, the more will come back to you'. It's not even part of many top Fortune listed companies, or if they have, they take more than they give, is for sure. Then, how would these entities be encouraged to Giving, to Helping others, and the Welfare of all? .....Kindly let's also know, what will be the role of World Bank in these activities?...Kindly let's also know whether you've touched these points in your book?
Frenny Jowi
How can one deal with colleagues who take advantage of on's spirit of giving? You may be transparent and honest towards them, but they repay with a bad attitude towards you.
Norma Nashed
There is no doubt the World Bank gives huge amounts of money to developing countries, knowing well that a big percentage does not go to the needy and poor people. I asked once of of the World Bank attorneys during a luncheon and he told me "We know that, but it is because of policies." But people set policies and policies should change if deemed necessary. Why does not the World Bank then give to smaller charities and non profits if they prove that 85-90% of their grants go directly to projects to help the people in need. I have a non profit and as president I don't even get a salary or benefits for the past 15 years. I gave all my retirement and savings also and do it willingly and cheerfully to save children and we contribute to six of the eight UNMDG. We work 99% with volunteers many of them from the UN Online Volunteers and we serve 4,000 children in 15 countries and work with trusted missionaries in the countries, people who give their lives to save others.
The detail data about the help for the poor in the world of the World Bank Group in the last five years,the changes of the policy ever since the new president,the group's program of helping people for China
Ryan V
United States
Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or a hundred duck-sized horses?
Naduthodi Musthafa
Why are the people of the world are more commercialised, ignoring mutual trust and co-operation for a common existence. viz.. if you want to get a treatment, the hospitals are commercialized to the extent the common people or the poor cannot even afford to have. Richer people are engaged to compete to make MORE of everything and ignoring the set of people who the vast majority are voiceless or homeless or under poverty. Why human competing for MORE and MORE, please make it point to address these Rich people to be fair and do something for the under privileged in the societies where they live. Now take the case of a Rich person he make all the illegal ways to amass money and on the other hand spending a bit for the poor what is the benefit.. He is screwing one end more and giving out less..? Still he become more rich and wants fame.....? Why?
Brought up in India, I have always been told to "give more than you receive...". I don't know about success, but I know giving leads you to more happiness... Any thoughts?
Dr. John E. Woods
United States
How does one present an innovative technology that could transform Sub Sahara subsistence farmers into profitable market farmers and lift them out of poverty? I have been frustrated in efforts to contact leaders who want to achieve end of poverty but are very difficult to present an idea for a solution?

Monday, April 14th, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET (22:00 – 24:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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Business benefits abound for companies that include women as executives, employees, and entrepreneurs in their value chains. The business case for gender inclusion will be made by H.E. Sheikh Abdullah al Thani, Chairman of Ooredoo Group; Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women; and Beth Comstock, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at GE, at the World Bank Group’s Gender & The Economy event, to be hosted by IFC in Washington, DC, April 14, 2014, 6 - 8 p.m. The World Bank Group's Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, will open the event.

The event will also mark the occasion of this year's IFC CEO Gender Award. Now in its seventh year, the award recognizes outstanding achievement by staff in promoting women in business. Following a competitive process with more than 30 submissions from around the world, the award will go to one team in the category of corporate gender support and to another team in the external category for outstanding contributions to gender inclusion in the private sector.

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Related Links:

- IFC Gender Website

- World Bank Gender Website

- IFC Gender Secretariat - Creating Business Value

- Women, Business and the Law


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Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude
Like, politics, even doing clean big businesses ehtically is not possible all around the world, it seems. Otherwise, lot of ladies would have made career in these domains. Trust me, if these domains are not cleaned urgently all over the world, there would be billions jobless very soon. Hope, you'll discuss all these important issue in your discussion. Due to these hurdles many men and women have avoiding/ had avoided to enter these domains hence raising these points.
David Cambra
United States
It would be pertinent to explain the facts about the role and the effect of SDRs in our global economy, especially now as there are very weak links in the 'money chain'. I think it is to our global economy's advantage to include as many of the capable women on this globe as possible in its economical AND geo-political forums...

Chrystia Freeland

Ms. Freeland is the Member of Parliament for the Riding of Toronto Centre. After cutting her journalistic teeth as a Ukraine-based stringer for the Financial Times, Washington Post, and The Economist, Ms. Freeland went on to wear many hats at the Financial Times, including deputy editor, UK news editor, Moscow bureau chief, Eastern Europe correspondent, editor of its weekend edition, and editor of Between 1999 and 2001, she served as deputy editor of The Globe and Mail, before becoming a managing editor at the Financial Times. In 2010, Ms.


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