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Terra Lawson-Remer Praises Obama’s World Bank Choice

Terra Lawson-Remer

When President Obama nominated Jim Yong Kim to lead the World Bank, many were taken by surprise, but not Terra Lawson-Remer, assistant professor of International Affairs at The New School for Public Engagement. In an op-ed that appeared on both CNN.com and the Huffington Post, Lawson-Remer praises Kim, who co-founded Partners in Health and currently serves as president of Dartmouth.

Citing Kim’s decades of research and policy work to drive global education and public health, Lawson-Remer writes that Kim’s work places the power to shape development interventions in the hands of the intended beneficiaries themselves, which builds capacity and ensures accountability., (Find Lawson-Remer’s op-ed in full here: www.huffingtonpost.com/terra-lawsonremer/jim-yong-kim_b_1396131.html.)

A global rights and development expert, Lawson-Remer co-directs the Economic & Social Rights Empowerment Initiative and serves as chair of The New School’s Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility. In addition, she holds a post as Fellow for Civil Society, Markets and Democracy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Lawson-Remer holds JD and PhD in Political Economy, both from NYU.

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