Friday, March 23, 2012
Jim Yong Kim is a pretty impressive dude. He started Partners In Health with Paul Farmer and has spent the last few years doing good work as the president of Dartmouth, which is not an easy job. Most of his constituents - students, alums and so on - are kind of nuts about Dartmouth. So he clearly has diplomatic chops.
It's also a great opportunity to take someone who has real experience dealing with developing world problems (in Haiti and Peru) and put them in charge of the World Bank.
These are the sort of small everyday things that Obama does that make a real difference but largely go unnoticed by the public at large.