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World Bank official speaks on fighting poverty, Feb. 8

Katherine Marshall, a World Bank official and Princeton graduate alumna, will deliver a talk titled "Ethical Pragmatists: Fighting Poverty From the Catseat of the World Bank" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Marshall has worked as a senior officer at the World Bank since 1971 and is currently senior adviser in the Office of Dialogue on Values and Ethics, focusing on issues related to ethics, values, rights and faith in development work. She previously was director for World Bank programs in East Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Marshall played a prominent role in developing the World Faiths Development Dialogue, an effort to facilitate discussions on poverty and development among people from different religions and with international development institutions.

Marshall earned a master's degree in public affairs in 1969 from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her lecture is sponsored by the Wilson School and the Office of Graduate Career Services.

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