Home > News and media > News > News archive > 2005 > Meeting the challenge of development - vice president of the World Bank to speak at LSE


Meeting the challenge of development - vice president of the World Bank to speak at LSE

Thursday 3 February, 2.15pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Dr Ian Goldin, vice president of the World Bank, will give a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Thursday 3 February.

He will speak on Meeting the Challenge of Development - An Action Agenda to achieve the MDGs, approaching the topic from a macro-perspective, discussing the broader development agenda, including aid, trade, migration and agriculture.

Ian Goldin assumed his current position as vice president of the World Bank in May 2003. He is responsible for managing the World Bank's global communications programs and contact with key constituencies - government officials, parliamentarians, NGOs, businesses and academics - and for overseeing relations with the United Nations and the global affairs agenda.

Dr Goldin joined the World Bank in February 2001 as senior policy adviser. Previous to this, he spent five years as the chief executive and managing director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). Before this, he worked as a principal economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and at the World Bank as a senior economist in the Middle East and North Africa region. His prior positions were as director of Commodities at LMC, London, and head of the Trade Program at the OECD Development Centre in Paris.

This event is free and open to all LSE students and staff, however a ticket is required.


  • Members of the press: To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk 


This lecture is part of Development Week, which is being marked by the LSESU Development Society with a series of events, from Monday 31 January to Thursday 3 February.

28 January 2005