ASU President Michael Crow to address World Bank Group Feb. 10

Editor's note: "Universities as Partners in Global Development" will be webcast via World Bank Live Globally at

The World Bank Group, whose twin goals are to end extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity, will host a live event, “Universities as Partners in Global Development: A Conversation with Arizona State University President Michael Crow.” The audience will include approximately 100 representatives from academia, international NGOs, multilateral institutions, the private sector and philanthropy.

The event is set to take place at World Bank Group headquarters in Washington, D.C., and will be webcast via “World Bank Live” globally from 2 to 3:15 p.m., Eastern time (noon to 1:15 p.m., Arizona time), Feb. 10.

Opening remarks will be given by Jim Yong Kim, president, World Bank Group. Moderator will be Elizabeth King, acting vice president, Human Development Network, World Bank Group.

Crow will share lessons learned from Arizona State University's global partnerships with leading universities, ministries of science and technology, development agencies and corporations, as well as from its work fostering local development.

As one of the largest public universities in the nation, with more than 70,000 students, ASU is leading innovation among higher education institutions seeking to improve excellence, access and impact. Crow will draw from more than 25 years of experience in designing university systems, building international partnerships, and investing in R&D that drives green growth.

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