Robert Zoellick: "Economics & Security in American Foreign Policy: Back to the Future?"
October 2, 2012
Author: Robert B. Zoellick, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Robert B. Zoellick, former president of the World Bank and senior fellow at the Belfer Center, delivered an address at the JFK Jr. Forum October 3 titled “Economics & Security in American foreign Policy: Back to the Future?” In his presentation, Zoellick offered a strategic perspective on the connection between economics and security, drawing on “an earlier American foreign policy tradition to offer a revision to the standard post-World War II history.”
Zoellick, who headed the World Bank from 2007 through June 2012, is a former Belfer Center research fellow and an alumnus of the Kennedy School. Before his term at the Bank, Zoellick served as vice chairman, international, of the Goldman Sachs Group, as well as managing director and chairman of Goldman Sachs’ Board of International Advisors from 2006-2007. Previously, he was deputy secretary of State in 2005-2006 and a member of the cabinet as U.S. Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005.
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