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February 15, 2012 | By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
News that the World Bank is hunting for a new leader brought forth fresh denials that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is yearning for the job. Robert Zoellick, president of the international financial institution, announced in a statement Wednesday that he plans to step down at the end of June, when his five-year term ends. The U.S. president traditionally appoints the chief of the Washington-based global bank. In a letter to the World Bank's staff, Zoellick praised the organization for its work at a time of global economic turmoil.
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May 19, 2013 | By Kevin Hassett
We have once again entered the college commencement season, which means we'll soon be reading about uplifting graduation speeches delivered by prominent Americans. Or at least by prominent liberal Americans. It's becoming increasingly apparent that conservative speakers aren't welcome on college and university campuses. Last month, in the span of a few days, student protests disrupted a presentation by Karl Rove at the University of Massachusetts and one by Rand Paul at Howard University.
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BUSINESS
March 23, 2012 | By Don Lee
President Obama on Friday nominated Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim, a physician and anthropologist by training, to succeed Robert Zoellick as the next president of the World Bank. The naming of Kim was seen as a surprise.  Kim, 52, though highly regarded for his leadership in global health issues, is not well known in political or financial circles. But the appointment of the South Korean-born Kim may also deflect criticisms from developing economies of the United States having a lock on the World Bank's top position.
OPINION
November 29, 2012 | By Mark Palmer and Patrick Glen
With the 2012 presidential election over, attention nows turns to the inevitable shuffling of personnel in the Obama administration. Chief among the vacancies will be at the helm of the State Department, where Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has indicated her intent to retire. After heavy media coverage speculating on the appointment of Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, rumors have more recently coalesced around U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for the position. Rice's qualifications are difficult to contest.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
President Obama's nominee to head the World Bank, Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim, is more than just an expert on global health issues -- he's a pretty mean rapper and dancer. Kim busted some moves last year in the finals of a music competition called "Dartmouth Idol," performing in a studded, white leather jacket, white fedora and funky sunglasses along with the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir. Kim sang parts of "The Time of My Life" from the movie "Dirty Dancing" and "Dirty Bit" from the Black Eyed Peas.
NEWS
February 15, 2012 | By Paul Richter
News that the World Bank is hunting for a new leader brought forth fresh denials that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is yearning for the job. Robert Zoellick, president of the international financial institution, announced in a statement Wednesday that he plans to step down at the end of June, when his five-year term ends. The U.S. president traditionally appoints the chief of the Washington-based global bank. In a letter to the World Bank's staff, Zoellick praised the organization for its work at a time of global economic turmoil.
OPINION
May 19, 2013 | By Kevin Hassett
We have once again entered the college commencement season, which means we'll soon be reading about uplifting graduation speeches delivered by prominent Americans. Or at least by prominent liberal Americans. It's becoming increasingly apparent that conservative speakers aren't welcome on college and university campuses. Last month, in the span of a few days, student protests disrupted a presentation by Karl Rove at the University of Massachusetts and one by Rand Paul at Howard University.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
President Obama's nominee to head the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, is taking heat from some economists and others for past criticism of "corporate-led economic growth," which he said has come at the expense of the very poor. “Dr Kim would be the first World Bank president ever who seems to be anti-growth,” William Easterly, an economics professor at New York University, told the Financial Times . “Even the severest of World Bank critics like me think that economic growth is what we want.” Kim's comments came in a 2000 book he co-edited entitled, " Dying For Growth: Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor.
BUSINESS
March 24, 2012 | By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times
President Obama's decision to nominate a South Korean-born educator and health expert to lead the World Bank — and not someone with experience in global finance or diplomacy — reflects the increasingly fractious politics of international agencies and the need to address growing demands for representation outside the U.S. and Europe, analysts say. Obama's nomination of Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim to succeed Robert Zoellick comes...
OPINION
November 29, 2012 | By Mark Palmer and Patrick Glen
With the 2012 presidential election over, attention nows turns to the inevitable shuffling of personnel in the Obama administration. Chief among the vacancies will be at the helm of the State Department, where Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has indicated her intent to retire. After heavy media coverage speculating on the appointment of Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, rumors have more recently coalesced around U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for the position. Rice's qualifications are difficult to contest.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
President Obama's nominee to head the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, is taking heat from some economists and others for past criticism of "corporate-led economic growth," which he said has come at the expense of the very poor. “Dr Kim would be the first World Bank president ever who seems to be anti-growth,” William Easterly, an economics professor at New York University, told the Financial Times . “Even the severest of World Bank critics like me think that economic growth is what we want.” Kim's comments came in a 2000 book he co-edited entitled, " Dying For Growth: Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor.
BUSINESS
March 24, 2012 | By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times
President Obama's decision to nominate a South Korean-born educator and health expert to lead the World Bank — and not someone with experience in global finance or diplomacy — reflects the increasingly fractious politics of international agencies and the need to address growing demands for representation outside the U.S. and Europe, analysts say. Obama's nomination of Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim to succeed Robert Zoellick comes...
BUSINESS
March 23, 2012 | By Don Lee
President Obama on Friday nominated Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim, a physician and anthropologist by training, to succeed Robert Zoellick as the next president of the World Bank. The naming of Kim was seen as a surprise.  Kim, 52, though highly regarded for his leadership in global health issues, is not well known in political or financial circles. But the appointment of the South Korean-born Kim may also deflect criticisms from developing economies of the United States having a lock on the World Bank's top position.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
President Obama's nominee to head the World Bank, Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim, is more than just an expert on global health issues -- he's a pretty mean rapper and dancer. Kim busted some moves last year in the finals of a music competition called "Dartmouth Idol," performing in a studded, white leather jacket, white fedora and funky sunglasses along with the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir. Kim sang parts of "The Time of My Life" from the movie "Dirty Dancing" and "Dirty Bit" from the Black Eyed Peas.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2012 | By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
News that the World Bank is hunting for a new leader brought forth fresh denials that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is yearning for the job. Robert Zoellick, president of the international financial institution, announced in a statement Wednesday that he plans to step down at the end of June, when his five-year term ends. The U.S. president traditionally appoints the chief of the Washington-based global bank. In a letter to the World Bank's staff, Zoellick praised the organization for its work at a time of global economic turmoil.
NEWS
February 15, 2012 | By Paul Richter
News that the World Bank is hunting for a new leader brought forth fresh denials that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is yearning for the job. Robert Zoellick, president of the international financial institution, announced in a statement Wednesday that he plans to step down at the end of June, when his five-year term ends. The U.S. president traditionally appoints the chief of the Washington-based global bank. In a letter to the World Bank's staff, Zoellick praised the organization for its work at a time of global economic turmoil.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2001 | WARREN VIETH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick may have met his match in Edward B. Rugumayo. "In biology, it has been observed that the speed of a locust swarm is determined by its slowest member," said Rugumayo, who taught environmental science long before he became Uganda's minister of tourism, trade and industry. "The way the world is designed, we poor people are a drag on you," Rugumayo said. "You will not move far until that slow locust is with you."
NATIONAL
May 30, 2007 | Joel Havemann and Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writers
President Bush has chosen Robert B. Zoellick, a former U.S. trade representative and deputy secretary of State, to replace Paul D. Wolfowitz as president of the World Bank, a senior administration official said Tuesday. Wolfowitz announced his resignation this month after a bank investigation found that he had violated bank policies by involving himself in personnel decisions regarding a staff member with whom he was romantically involved.
NATIONAL
May 30, 2007 | Joel Havemann and Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writers
President Bush has chosen Robert B. Zoellick, a former U.S. trade representative and deputy secretary of State, to replace Paul D. Wolfowitz as president of the World Bank, a senior administration official said Tuesday. Wolfowitz announced his resignation this month after a bank investigation found that he had violated bank policies by involving himself in personnel decisions regarding a staff member with whom he was romantically involved.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2001 | WARREN VIETH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick may have met his match in Edward B. Rugumayo. "In biology, it has been observed that the speed of a locust swarm is determined by its slowest member," said Rugumayo, who taught environmental science long before he became Uganda's minister of tourism, trade and industry. "The way the world is designed, we poor people are a drag on you," Rugumayo said. "You will not move far until that slow locust is with you."
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