David A. Morse Lecture With Ajay Banga

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David A. Morse Lecture With Ajay Banga will begin on September 26, 2023 10:00am EDT.

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On the eve of his first annual meeting, World Bank president Ajay Banga discusses the bank’s ambitious roadmap at a time it is being called to lead the world in addressing intertwined challenges of poverty alleviation, development, and climate change. The bank’s evolution aims to give the 78-year-old institution a rejuvenated mission and a new approach that focuses on impact, speed, simplicity, and accessibility.

The David A. Morse Lecture was inaugurated in 1994 and supports an annual meeting with a distinguished speaker. It honors the memory of David A. Morse, an active Council on Foreign Relations member for nearly thirty years.


Ajay Banga

President, World Bank Group; CFR Member


Michael Froman

President, Council on Foreign Relations

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