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President Obama stands with global health expert and World Bank nominee Jim Kim in Washington.

Apr. 02, 2012

President Obama’s nomination for World Bank president surprised many observers, given that he’s not an economist. But Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of Dartmouth College and the co-founder of Partners in Health, has competition from two nominees that threatens to break America’s 70-year dominance of the financial institution. Worldview speaks with Elaine Zuckerman, founder of financial institution watchdog Gender Action, about the potential for significant change at the World Bank. Also, while change has swept the Middle East, women haven’t necessarily benefitted.  Worldview talks with Minky Worden, author of The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women’s Rights.