In his autobiography, A Global Life: My Journey Among Rich and Poor, from Sydney to Wall Street to the World Bank, James Wolfensohn writes engagingly about his life and accomplishments. Although Wolfensohn was raised with little means, the hard-working Australian eventually spent two terms as president of the World Bank.
On Monday, January 10, Wolfensohn will be in Santa Barbara to talk about his “successes and failures at the helm of the institution that serves as the major lender to the world’s poor,” according to a press release, and explore the “causes of continuing poverty and his approach to fighting it.” A Global Life will be available for purchase and signing. The event is free to the public. Monday, January 10, 8 p.m., UCSB’s Campbell Hall; 893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.