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Woodrow Wilson Awards Honor World Bank President David R. Malpass

WASHINGTON – On September 27, 2021 the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, chaired by Governor Bill Haslam, will present The Woodrow Wilson Award for Leadership Through Alliances to David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group. Malpass will receive his award at a dinner and ceremony at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC.

“The World Bank has an indispensable role in tackling challenges like vaccine distribution and economic development,” said Wilson Center President and CEO Ambassador Mark Green. “David has steered the Bank with a steady hand and clear vision.”

David R. Malpass was selected as 13th President of the World Bank by its Board of Executive Directors on April 5, 2019. His five-year term began on April 9.

He previously served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs for the United States. He will receive The Leadership Through Alliances Award.

In July, the World Bank began operations to support vaccine rollout in 54 countries amounting to $4.6 billion. To date, it is the largest vaccination effort in history to stop the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Woodrow Wilson Awards are given to those individuals whose actions and accomplishments, either in their careers or through service, reflect President Woodrow Wilson’s belief that “there is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.” Such individuals have been recognized worldwide by the Wilson Center since 1998. Those who are interested in attending or who would like to know more about sponsorship opportunities can visit:

Previous recipients of the Woodrow Wilson Awards include former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretaries of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, General Colin Powell, Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, and Rex Tillerson, and former Secretaries of Defense Ash Carter and Chuck Hagel, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Ambassador Nikki Haley, Congressman Gregory Meeks and Senator Mike Crapo.

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  1. The Wilson Center provides a strictly nonpartisan space for the worlds of policymaking and scholarship to interact. By conducting relevant and timely research and promoting dialogue from all perspectives, it works to address the critical current and emerging challenges confronting the United States and the world.