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Wolfensohn was charged with assisting the parties in coordinating disengagement, and with leading, overseeing and coordinating the international community's efforts in support of the disengagement initiative.
Wolfensohn became Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. On January 1, 1996, he was elected Chairman Emeritus.
Wolfensohn has been President of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies, Director of the Business Council for Sustainable Development, and served both as Chairman of the Finance Committee and as Director of the Rockefeller Foundation and of the Population Council, and as member of the Board of Rockefeller University.
www.citigroup.com /citigroup/profiles/wolfensohn/bio.htm   (697 words)

 James Wolfensohn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Wolfensohn KBE AO (born December 1, 1933) was the ninth president of the World Bank Group.
Wolfensohn has attended meetings for the Bilderberg group, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and an honorary trustee of the Brookings Institution.
Wolfensohn has received numerous awards throughout his life, including an honorary knighthood of the Order of the British Empire in 1995 for his service to the arts, and becoming an honorary Officer of the Order of Australia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/James_Wolfensohn   (678 words)

 WNYC - Mad About Music: James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank (June 05, 2005)
Wolfensohn Well, the reason that I choose this is that it brings together Jackie and Daniel in a very early collaboration in which I think he does it with the New Philharmonia in London and the artistic collaboration between these two was something that I've never seen before or since.
Wolfensohn I was looking for something which meant something to me currently but where the recording was of artists who have their place in history already and I've chosen this, it's a recording of Heifetz, Piatigorsky and Rubinstein which is I think definitive.
Wolfensohn noted that while people under 25 already account for more than half the population in most developing countries, their concerns, which commonly include education and unemployment, are not being given the urgency required to build a more secure world.
www.wnyc.org /shows/mam/episodes/2005/06/05   (3904 words)

 Online NewsHour: Annual Meetings -- October 8, 1998
James Wolfensohn, the president of the World Bank, discusses the international community's plan to stave off a worldwide financial meltdown.
JAMES WOLFENSOHN: Well, I think the first thing that was accomplished was to bring together a common sense on behalf of the nations of the world that we're in the middle of a crisis.
JAMES WOLFENSOHN: I think all of us today think that the free flow of the markets is the point that we should go to.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/economy/july-dec98/wolfensohn_10-8.html   (2276 words)

 Biography: James D. Wolfensohn
James D. Wolfensohn, the World Bank Group's ninth president since 1946, established his career as an international investment banker with a parallel involvement in development issues and the global environment.
Wolfensohn was unanimously reappointed by the Bank's Board of Executive Directors to a second 5-year term as president beginning June 1, 2000.
Wolfensohn also is an Honorary Trustee of the Brookings Institution and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Century Association in New York.
www.state.gov /s/p/of/cal/26525.htm   (1023 words)

 Sonderkommando James Wolfensohn pushes plan to facilitate terrorist access into Israel - Militant Islam Monitor - ...
Wolfensohn's affinity for terrorists and radical Islamist is not new.
Wolfensohn also was behind last week's deal in which Israel allowed 20 trucks of food to move into Gaza at the Sufa crossing, which has been closed since the day after the IDF withdrawal.
Wolfensohn became a close friend of former American President Bill Clinton and was appointed president of the World Bank in 1995, a post he held until last June.
www.militantislammonitor.org /article/id/1141   (2342 words)

 BBC News | BUSINESS | Plutocrat for the poor
James Wolfensohn is an the investment banker turned spokesman for the world's poor.
However, Mr Wolfensohn found himself the target of anti-globalisation protesters in April in Washington, while on the other side of the political spectrum his critics in the US Congress want to scale back the World Bank's ambitions.
Mr Wolfensohn was born in Australia, but moved to London to work in merchant banking and then spent much of his working life on Wall Street, where he rose to become chairman of leading trading firm Salomon Brothers (now part of Citigroup).
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/677485.stm   (1027 words)

 Banking on the future / Journalist follows James Wolfensohn's effort to save the world
Mallaby weaves Wolfensohn's storied life into the long and tangled history of the World Bank, which, together with its sister institution, the International Monetary Fund, was created by the Western powers in 1944 to help shattered economies arise from the ashes of World War II.
Wolfensohn was born in December 1933 to Jewish parents who had emigrated from England to Australia during the Depression.
Wolfensohn's success was built on personal connections, on charm and trust, and the ability to bend powerful people to some common purpose.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/09/26/RVGRN8QHJ01.DTL   (1199 words)

 Washington Speakers Bureau: James Wolfensohn
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.
James Wolfensohn, former World Bank president and international financial adviser, combines his expertise in business and development to present how the private sector can contribute to development.
Wolfensohn believes that the private sector will be one of most important forces of prosperity and wealth generation in developing countries.
www.washingtonspeakers.com /speakers/speaker.cfm?SpeakerID=5242   (559 words)

 Mideast envoy James Wolfensohn to resign - Boston.com
International Mideast envoy James Wolfensohn plans to step down when his term ends at the end of the month.
Wolfensohn, a former president of the World Bank, has been serving as an envoy for the "Quartet" of Mideast mediators since last June.
Wolfensohn's efforts focused on rebuilding the Gaza Strip after Israel's withdrawal last year.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/04/28/mideast_envoy_james_wolfensohn_to_resign   (270 words)

 James David Wolfensohn - SourceWatch
James David Wolfensohn is believed to be a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Wolfensohn is chairman of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton.
He is director of the Population Council at the United Nations (77-84), a director of the Rockefeller Foundation (79-85), a director on the Business Council for Sustainable Development, affiliated with the Ford Foundation, the Century Association in New York, and a Honorary Trustee at the Brookings Institute.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=James_David_Wolfensohn   (264 words)

 James Wolfensohn to Become Senior Advisor to Citigroup
Wolfensohn was appointed Special Envoy for Gaza Disengagement by the Quartet principals representing the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations and he shall continue to be engaged in this work in the months ahead.
As President of James D. Wolfensohn, Inc. he advised major international and U.S. corporations as well as governments and he is well known for his ground-breaking advisory work with corporations around the world, including leading the restructuring of Chrysler.
Wolfensohn is Chairman Emeritus of both Carnegie Hall in New York and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.
www.citibank.com /citigroup/press/2005/051103a.htm   (669 words)

 Prepare for Chinese, Indian dominance: Wolfensohn (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Wealthy countries were failing to understand the impact of the invevitable growth of the two Asian powerhouses, Wolfensohn said in the 2006 Wallace Wurth Memorial Lecture at the University of New South Wales at the weekend.
Wolfensohn said that somewhere between 2030 and 2040, China would become the largest economy in the world, leaving the United States behind.
Wolfensohn pointed to both China's and India's recent substantial investments in Africa as an example of how the two emerging giants were exercising their increasing clout on the global stage.
www.chinadaily.com.cn.cob-web.org:8888 /china/2006-11/27/content_743894.htm   (593 words)

 Who is James Wolfensohn? - Social and Economic Policy - Global Policy Forum
Though this work began before Wolfensohn took over the helm of the Bank, he does not appear to have introduced more modest plans in the meantime, even while wringing millions in interest charges from the world's poorest countries.
To understand Wolfensohn, it helps to know something about him besides his engaging smile, his shock of unruly white hair, and his carefully-cultivated image as a committed social reformer.
Wolfensohn built up his own portfolio along the way and by the end of the decade, he was a millionaire many times over and a close compatriot of the Rockefeller clan.
www.globalpolicy.org /socecon/bwi-wto/wolfsohn.htm   (822 words)

 Brookings Receives $1 Million from James D. Wolfensohn
James D. Wolfensohn, the outgoing president of the World Bank and a member of the Brookings Board of Trustees since 1983, announced today an initial $1 million gift to the Brookings Institution to support action-oriented fresh thinking on effective solutions to the challenges of global development.
Wolfensohn's support, Brookings will further its practical and innovative research and outreach activities related to combating global poverty.
Wolfensohn's gift and the work it will support in the year ahead are intended to lay the ground for creation in 2006 of a five-year, $10-million policy center that will delve further into development issues with his own active engagement.
www.brookings.edu /comm/news/20050516wolfensohn.htm   (566 words)

 The Real Mr. Wolfensohn (washingtonpost.com)
Wolfensohn's career is an astonishing story in its own right, and Mallaby, an accomplished British journalist who is now a Washington Post editorial writer, tells it well.
Wolfensohn was first considered for the job as early as 1980, but it was another 15 years before he got it.
We see Wolfensohn wooing the NGOs, recoiling from the corruption of the Ivory Coast, smelling a rat in Suharto's Indonesia, spotting a success story in Uganda and brilliantly seizing an opportunity in Bosnia, ensuring that the World Bank played a decisive role in stabilizing that shattered country after the 1995 Dayton peace accords.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A63755-2004Sep30.html   (1065 words)

 Challenge is to create planetary equity, Wolfensohn says - MIT News Office
Following is the text of the Commencement address delivered by James D. Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank Group.
This is indeed a great institution, an institution that has enormous achievements in sciences, in social sciences, and achievements, which have been marked by many previous Commencement speakers and by the world at large.
James Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank, giving the Commencement address.
web.mit.edu /newsoffice/2002/wolfaddress-0612.html   (1360 words)

 Abidjan.net Qui est Qui? - Profil de  James Wolfensohn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Le Président James Wolfensohn de banque mondiale est un homme de charme, de talent et de compétence gestionnaire.
Pour comprendre Wolfensohn, il aide à savoir quelque chose au sujet de lui sans compter que son sourire s`engageant, son choc des cheveux blancs indisciplinés, et sa image soigneux-cultivée comme reformer social commis.
Wolfensohn a accumulé sa propre brochure le long de la manière et vers la fin de la décennie, il était un millionnaire plusieurs fois et un compatriot étroit du Rockefeller clan.
www.abidjan.net /qui/profil.asp?id=607   (637 words)

 UNSW: The University of New South Wales - Sydney Australia - News - India and China: The return of the titans
Mr Wolfensohn, who was also awarded an honourary doctorate of science by the University, said that by 2050, there would be a complete rebalancing of the current world order, predicting that only two of the current members of the leading seven industrialized nations, the US and Japan, will remain in that group.
Mr Wolfensohn, who is now Chairman of Citigroup International Advisory Board and his own investment and advisory firm, also spoke of the importance of last week’s 10-point plan between India and China and of the complementarity of skills between the two countries.
Mr Wolfensohn said that Australia was well-placed geographically to take advantage of the economic growth and changing relationships in Asia, but warned that there was a “formidable challenge” to prepare the next generation to engage more fully with these countries.
www.unsw.edu /news/pad/articles/2006/nov/James_Wolfensohn_lecture.html   (322 words)

 World Bank President: Wolfensohn using this site.
Reuters carries a story on Wolfensohn's speech to staff and subsequent and Q&A session.
Wolfensohn also commented that he had shared "everything that was on his mind" with US Treasury Secretary Snow but was not certain if the views he had expressed would carry any weight.
The Bank official who wrote to us commented "your website is a terrific, and that it's brought a level of insight and transparency (if that's even possible) into the presidential selection process that I would otherwise have had no knowledge of, even as a staff member".
www.worldbankpresident.org /archives/000070.php   (330 words)

 NPR : National Press Club -- James Wolfensohn, World Bank President
James Wolfensohn, a former investment banker, is the World Bank's ninth president.
Wolfensohn discussed economies in the developing world, including Iraq, which has the world's second largest oil reserves but is $120 billion in debt.
Australian-born Wolfensohn attended the University of Sydney and later received an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
www.npr.org /programs/npc/2003/031029jwolfensohn.html   (202 words)

 Remarks on the Appointment of James Wolfensohn as Special Envoy for Gaza Disengagement
James Wolfensohn, the President of the World Bank.
Wolfensohn will focus his efforts on two areas: first, Palestinian-Israeli coordination concerning the non-military aspects of the withdrawal, including the disposition of the assets that will be left behind; and second, the revival of the Palestinian economy in the wake of the withdrawal.
Wolfensohn can only help them achieve what they are willing to achieve together.
www.state.gov /secretary/rm/2005/44641.htm   (733 words)

 National Press Club -- James Wolfensohn
James Wolfensohn heads the World Bank at a time when the world is changing at a dizzying rate.
The World Bank president was a member of Australia's fencing team at the 1956 Olympics, and he admits he was "soundly defeated" at the 1958 fencing world championships, where he was captain of the country's national fencing team.
Long devoted to the fine arts, Wolfensohn is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
www.npr.org /programs/npc/2000/000314.jwolfensohn.html   (294 words)

 Remarks After Meeting With Special Envoy for Gaza Disengagement James Wolfensohn
I am here with my colleague and good friend, Jim Wolfensohn, who has served as the Special Envoy for the Quartet on matters initially of Gaza disengagement in the Middle East.
Jim had initially intended to step down in December, but we thought that the work was not yet done and asked him to continue for a few months, until there could be elections in the Palestinian territories and in Israel so that we had a fuller picture of where this was all going.
WOLFENSOHN: Well, I would simply like to say that I think this last statement by the Secretary is really crucial because it would surprise me if one could win by getting all the kids out of school or starving the Palestinians.
www.state.gov /secretary/rm/2006/65571.htm   (1853 words)

 James Wolfensohn speaks at USC on "Why Development is Important to the United States"
James Wolfensohn speaks at USC on "Why Development is Important to the United States"
James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank speaks to USC students on
(Wolfensohn is also a Cellist, though not as accomplished as Mr.
www-rcf.usc.edu /~ippam/wolfensohn.htm   (124 words)

 James Wolfensohn: West can't win by starving the Palestinians
James Wolfensohn, the Special Envoy for Gaza Disengagement, part of the so-called Quartet group (gathering US, EU, Russia, and UN), for dealing in the Palestinian Israeli conflict said the West cannot win by getting all the kids out of school or starving the Palestinians, just to punish their elected representative, Hamas.
Wolfensohn on previous occasions had hinted at his apparent frustration for not being provided the tools and powers needed to do an effective job.
Wolfensohn said "I would simply like to say that I think this last statement by the Secretary is really crucial because it would surprise me if one could win by getting all the kids out of school or starving the Palestinians.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Daily/Day/060502/2006050201.html   (1130 words)

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