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Managing director of the World Bank to present a lecture, May 5

Ramphele, Managing Director, Human Development, The World Bank will present a lecture titled "Reflections on South Africa and the World Bank." at 4:15 p.m. Friday, May 4, in Room 127, Corwin Hall. This event has been rescheduled from a previous date in February

Dr. Ramphele is the managing director of Human Development for the World Bank, where she is responsible for corporate leadership and strategy, and oversees the Bank's activities in health, education, and social protection. Only the second woman in the history of the World Bank to have risen to such a position, she is also the first South African to do so.

Dr. Ramphele is the recipient of numerous awards including 10 honorary doctorates, Dr. Ramphele has been widely acknowledged for her scholarship, service to the community, her leading role in raising development issues, and spearheading projects for the most disadvantaged sectors of the South African community. She has also been honored for her contributions to the struggle against apartheid and has published extensively on the challenges facing post-apartheid South Africa.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs . It is free and open to the public.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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