Jim Yong Kim once slept in his office and drove dusty roads to help his patients in a slum near Lima. When he returned to Carabayllo in Peru two decades later as World Bank president, a motorcade whisked him from a luxury hotel past welcome signs on banners and brick walls.
Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim was nominated by the U.S. to head the World Bank, making him the first physician and Asian-American to lead the lender that provided $57 billion to developing countries last fiscal year for everything from building roads to improving access to health care.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to let convicted terrorism conspirator Jose Padilla sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other officials over torture he said he suffered while in military custody.
Former World Bank Managing Director Graeme Wheeler was named New Zealand’s next central bank governor, inheriting a policy of record-low interest rates and the best-performing Group of 10 currency this year.