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Drawing on his two terms as president of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn explores the tectonic global economic shifts in the coming decades, their repercussions for the global economy and why they matter. With dignity and focus, he presents the development challenges faced by middle and low-income countries, based on his extensive travel to more than 130 nations in the last ten years. Wolfensohn focuses on how to manage economic growth to benefit not just the rising economic powerhouses like India and China, but also lagging and impoverished regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa, to create a more equitable world. Wolfensohn speaks on specific poverty-related challenges in areas of health, education and employment as well as looking at the impact of interventions such as micro finance, school reforms and HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

Bob Woodruff began his journalism career as an international correspondent based in the Far East. This perspective on world and U.S. headlines has informed his reporting ever since: he was a leading voice overseas after the 9-11 attacks and understands the challenges faced throughout the Middle East. Additionally, his take on Iraq is informed not only by his experiences as a journalist and the troubles they face, the difficulty of getting stories and locating the truth amidst the chaos, but also by his having been the victim of terrorist violence while on assignment. Woodruff brings this highly nuanced international perspective to today's world headlines, giving audiences a viewpoint on issues that may not be readily available to them, including a look at how the Trump Administration and Congress are viewed abroad and what it all means at home.

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