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December 2020

The Rise of Women in the Bank – Breaking the Glass Ceilings

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

  A joint presentation by 1818 Society Gender and WB History Thematic Group and the World Bank Group Library In his recent address at the 1818 Society 2020 Annual Meetings, President Malpass was happy to report that the WBG top management is now 50/50 gender balanced. This is a long way from the days when there were very few women in management, and the so-called “professional grades”, and when even those women entering the Bank with Masters and PhD degrees…

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‘The Carbon Killers’

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A presentation by the 1818 Society Energy Thematic group.   Hal Wackman is a Canadian national, with degrees in civil engineering, hydropower engineering and business administration, he had a distinguished career in the Bank, first in the former Industrial Project Department, and then as Country Director for Kenya based in Nairobi, before retiring in the early 2000.He has traveled extensively and knows most regions of the developing world. The novel, 'The Carbon Killers', revolves around a series of bold actions…

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‘Bt Cotton in India’

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A presentation by the 1818  Society Agriculture and Rural Development Thematic Group Presenter: Dr. Keshav Kranthi Moderator: Kevin Cleaver Dr. Kranthi is currently head of the Technical Division of International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), Washington DC. He was previously the Director of India's Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR). His presentation will focus on the long-term impacts of Bt Cotton in India. There has been an almost a total switch to Bt Cotton in India. Cotton productivity has increased significantly.…

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DIG DEEP: A Seminar on Perseverance to Accomplish Lifelong Goals in Active Retirement

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
(via Zoom Meeting)

Sponsored by the 1818 Hiking Club and the 1818 Yoga Club   Join us for a talk with World Bank retiree Diana Corbin about her quest for the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. Diana Corbin is very likely the first Bank retiree and staff member to have completed the Triple Crown. Having previously completed an epic swim of more than 17 hours from Catalina Island to the California mainland, and then a swim  around Manhattan Island in nine and…

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