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James P. Newman

Disaster Risk Management Specialist

James (Jay) Newman, Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Specialist, DRM Hub, Tokyo, GFDRR. Since joining the World Bank in 2013, Mr. Newman has led GFDRR’s overall work planning and served as focal point for urban resilience and regional portfolios in South Asia and East Asia Pacific. Prior to GFDRR, he worked for the City of Baltimore. He has also covered Latin American and Caribbean finance and insurance for a Chilean market intelligence firm. Studying economics and public policy, he has a Master’s from Georgetown and Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, Chile and undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. As an adjunct professor, he has taught urban management, public policy, and statistics at University of Baltimore’s Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) program.