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President of Dartmouth College nominated for World Bank post

President Barack Obama has nominated Jim Yong Kim, president of Dartmouth College, to the lead the World Bank, the White House announced.

A native Korean and winner of a MacArthur “genius” Award, Kim is a physician and anthropologist best known for his work fighting AIDS and tuberculosis in developing countries. Kim has lead Dartmouth for three years, during which time he guided the institution toward a leading role in helping Haiti after its 2010 earthquake. The World Bank’s mission is to reduce poverty and support development, serving as a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries across the globe.