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    Book Discussion on The Secret Financial Life of Food

    Kara Newman talked about her book, The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets, in which she looks at how the commodities market influences what we eat and…

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    Book Discussion on The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath

    Robert Samuelson talked about his book The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath: The Past and Future of American Affluence, published by Random House (November 11, 2008). The book is about the…

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    Book Discussion on Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver

    Following an introduction by Mr. Kantor and a speech by Mr. Shriver, panelists discussed the life and work of humanitarian Sargent Shriver. Mr. Russert moderated the…

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    Book Discussion on To Move the World

    Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, talked about his book, To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace, in which he recounts President John F.…

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    Book Discussion on Pakistan: A Hard Country

    Anatol Lieven talked about his book on the internal and external problems facing Pakistan now and in the future. Mr. Khan and Mr. White made comments. Then the panelists…

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    World Bank Anti-Corruption Efforts

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim outlined the organization’s efforts to stop corruption in its development projects. He was joined by panelists in a discussion on ways to…

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    Book Discussion on The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities

    Jeffrey Sachs talked about his book The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, published by Penguin Press, about how to end poverty around the world by the year 2025.…

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    Robert Zoellick Remarks on the Global Economy

    World Bank President Robert Zoellick talked about the state of the global economy. Among the topics he addressed were the role of developing countries, international financial…

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    Secretary Geithner Remarks

    Treasury Secretary Geithner spoke at the G-20 finance ministers' spring meeting. He spoke about the pace of global economic recovery and answered questions from the audience.

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    Book Discussion on Making Globalization Work

    Economist Joseph Stiglitz talked about his book Making Globalization Work, published by W.W. Norton. He discussed the pros and cons of globalization, examining such issues as trade,…

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    Robert Zoellick Remarks on the Global Economy

    Robert Zoellick spoke at a news conference ahead of the World Bank-International Monetary Fund annual meeting. He said that a double-dip recession for the world’s major economies…

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    Book Discussion on The Central Liberal Truth

    Lawrence Harrison talked about his book, The Central Liberal Truth: How Politics Can Change a Culture and Save It from Itself, published by Oxford University Press. He presented his…

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    Christine Lagarde Remarks

    Christine Lagarde spoke at a news conference ahead of the World Bank-International Monetary Fund annual meeting. She said the current economic situation was entering a “dangerous…

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    Urbanization

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg talked about the world’s transition to urban living. He said this offers opportunities to improve the quality of life for all individuals,…

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    International Monetary Fund Press Briefing

    Christine Lagarde held a press briefing at the 2014 Spring International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meeting. She addressed IMF reforms, Ukraine and the effects of sanctions…

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    World Bank Press Briefing

    Jim Yong Kim held a press briefing at the 2014 Spring International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meeting. Topics included reform efforts, global climate change, Ukraine and the…

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    World Poverty Statistics

    Participants talked to reporters about a new report containing world poverty statistics. They focused on how the East Asian economic crisis has affected the income of many Asians and…

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    Book Discussion on Journey Across the Four Seas

    Veronica Li talked about her new book, Journey Across the Four Seas,. The book chronicles the experiences of Ms. Li’s mother, Flora Li, who grew up in Hong Kong and was one of…

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    Poverty in Asia

    The World Bank released a report on the extent of poverty in East Asia and India. Mr. Kaji presented the report and said East Asia and India count for almost half of the…

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    Annual Meeting

    World finance ministers and bank officials spoke about a variety of issues including the financial impact of September 11,2001 attacks on the U.S., fighting world poverty, aid to developing…

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