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Education Reimagined
June 22, 2016Washington, DC


Sal Khan
Salman “Sal” Khan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Khan Academy, a not-for-profit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy is a learning platform which includes instructional videos, practice exercises, dashboard analytics and teacher tools that empower learners in and outside of the classroom to study at their own pace. Khan Academy currently reaches over 37 million registered students in 190 countries, features a library of over 10,000 video lessons in more than 36 languages and covers a variety of subjects from math to science, history, economics, computer science and more. Khan holds three degrees from MIT and a MBA from Harvard Business School. Khan has been profiled by 60 Minutes, featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine, and recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World”. In late 2012, Khan released his book The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined.

Salman “Sal” Khan will talk about how he founded the not-for-profit Khan Academy and how the organization is educating millions of people worldwide. Sal will also share his thoughts on what education reimagined could look like and how his dream of "providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere" could become a reality.

The Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) launched its lecture series in April 2005 to bring distinguished academics to the Bank to present and discuss new knowledge on development. The purpose of the Lecture Series is to introduce ideas on cutting edge research, challenge and contribute to the Bank's intellectual climate, and reexamine current development theories and practices. The Lectures revisit issues of long-standing concern and explore emerging issues that promise to be central to future development discourse. The Lecture Series reflects DEC’s commitment to intellectual leadership and openness in embracing future challenges to reduce poverty.

The DEC Lecture Series is chaired by Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, and includes a presentation and floor discussion.

Lecture Details
  • Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
  • Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM
  • Venue: MC2-800