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Open Letter to World Bank President Kim

How Your Anthropology Training Is the Key to the Success of the (Currently Failing) World Bank

David Lempert

Editor’s Note: In March of 2012, President Obama announced his choice of Dr Jim Yong Kim for Presidency of the World Bank. Dr Kim is the first PhD anthropologist (and medical doctor) to be named to head the World Bank and one of the few anthropologists to work for the Bank, whose leaders and ranks are largely economists. Dr Kim, a medical anthropologist, earned his PhD at Harvard in 1993.


Lempert, David - Independent scholar