A Champion of the Poor to Lead the World Bank

The following is a guest post submitted by Mark Schuller, Assistant Professor, African American Studies and Anthropology Department of Social Sciences York College, City University of New York. The piece is written by Philippe Bourgois, Richard Perry University Professor of Anthropology and Family & Community Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Luke Messac, MD/PhD student, University … Continue reading A Champion of the Poor to Lead the World Bank

Anthropologist, Dr. Jim Yong Kim nominated to head World Bank

On Friday, March 23, President Barack Obama selected Partners In Health co-founder and Dartmouth College President Dr. Jim Yong Kim as the United States’ nominee to be President of the World Bank. If he is elected by the World Bank’s Board of Governors in April, Dr. Kim will lead the institution’s efforts to reduce poverty … Continue reading Anthropologist, Dr. Jim Yong Kim nominated to head World Bank