Evening Conversation with Jim Yong Kim & Tony Hall
Mercy, Justice, & Flourishing: Faith and Holistic Poverty Alleviation
We are delighted to invite you to an Evening Conversation with Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the President of the World Bank Group. Join us on Thursday, September 28 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
This event is part of our series on "Faith and International Development" exploring the connections between faith and the challenging issues of development, made possible by the New Venture Fund with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Jim Yong Kim, MD, Ph.D, is the 12th President of the World Bank Group. Kim’s career has revolved around health, education, and improving the lives of the poor. Before joining the World Bank Group, Kim, a physician and anthropologist, 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, as director of the World Health Organization’s HIV/AIDS department, he led the “3 by 5” initiative, the first-ever global goal for AIDS treatment, which greatly to expand 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.
Dr. Kim has received a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, was recognized as one of America’s “25 Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report, and was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.”
Responding to Dr. Kim will be Ambassador Tony Hall, a leading advocate for hunger relief programs and improving human rights conditions in the world. He served as the Ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture and is currently serving as the executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger. Prior to his diplomatic service, Ambassador Hall represented the Third District of Ohio in the US Congress for almost twenty-four years, their longest serving representative in history. During his tenure, he was chairman of the House Select Committee on Hunger and the Democratic Caucus Task Force on Hunger, and founded the Congressional Friends of Human Rights Monitors and the Congressional Hunger Center. He has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize.