Exploring Options: Overcoming Barriers to Comprehensive Federal Privacy Legislation
Most experts agree that the current patchwork of US privacy laws does not adequately protect individuals and offers little predictability for business. However, specific proposals for a comprehensive federal law have failed to gain
broad enough support in Congress. Two of the most difficult issues have been the extent to which the federal law should preempt state law and whether a private right of action should be provided in the law for individuals to file
lawsuits for privacy violations. This event will focus on those issues and demonstrate that there are many options that could provide paths forward to
gain consensus. The event will include key note remarks from US Federal Trade Commissioner Christine Wilson and two panels featuring many of the top experts on the issues.
Sep 21, 2021 06:00 PM
David M. Rubenstein Distinguished Lecture - Dr. Jim Yong Kim
Named for David M. Rubenstein, this endowed lecture series brings high-profile thought leaders and policy makers to campus each year. This year, Dr. Jim Yong Kim will be joining Duke in celebrating 50 years of public policy education and scholarship in conversation with Mr. Rubenstein. Dr. Kim will discuss global policy leadership and what is needed for the future to help address the world’s policy issues.
Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D., is Vice Chairman and Partner at Global Infrastructure Partners, a fund that invests in infrastructure projects across several sectors around the world.
From July 2012 to February 2019, Kim served as the 12th President of the World Bank Group. Soon after he assumed that position, the organization established two goals to guide its work: to end extreme poverty by 2030; and to boost shared prosperity, focusing on the bottom 40 percent of the population in developing countries.
During Kim’s tenure, the World Bank Group supported the development priorities of countries at levels never seen outside of a financial crisis. Along with partners, the World Bank achieved two successive, record replenishments of the institution’s fund for the poorest countries. The World Bank Group also launched several innovative financial instruments, including facilities to address infrastructure needs, prevent pandemics, and help the millions of people forcibly displaced from their homes by climate shocks, conflict, and violence.
A physician and anthropologist, Kim’s career has revolved around health, education, and improving the lives of the poor. Before joining the World Bank Group, he served as the President of Dartmouth College and held professorships at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. From 2003 to 2005, Kim served as Director of the World Health Organization’s HIV/AIDS department. He led WHO’s “3 by 5” initiative, the first-ever global goal for AIDS treatment, which greatly expanded access to antiretroviral medication in developing countries. In 1987, Kim co-founded Partners In Health, a non-profit medical organization that now works in poor communities on four continents.