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Jim Yong Kim at Columbia University: Building New Foundations of Human Solidarity

October 05, 2017 | 12:00 ET, 16:00 GMT

Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, New York City

In a speech at Columbia University, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will introduce the Human Capital Project, an accelerated effort to encourage investment in people as a critical step to boosting inclusive economic growth and ending extreme poverty.

The speech is the 2017 Gabriel Silver Memorial Lecture, a tradition established in 1950 to foster international understanding and world peace, and is part of the World Leaders Forum to advance dialogue on the economic, political and social questions of our time.  The event is sponsored by Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs


World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on October 24, 2013 in Washington DC. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

President, World Bank Group