Robert B. Zoellick MPP 1981
President, World Bank Group (2007-2012)
Senior Fellow
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Zoellick was the president of the World Bank Group from 2007-12. He served in President George W. Bush's cabinet as US Trade Representative from 2001-05 and as Deputy Secretary of State from 2005-06. From 1985 to 1993, Zoellick worked at the Treasury and State departments in various capacities, including as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury and Under Secretary of State, as well as briefly in the White House as Deputy Chief of Staff. He was the lead US negotiator in the 2 + 4 process for Germany’s unification, serving under Secretary James A. Baker III. The German Government awarded Zoellick the Knight Commanders Cross for his work on unification. The Mexican and Chilean Governments presented him their highest honors for non-citizens, the Aztec Eagle and the Order of Merit, respectively. Zoellick holds a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, a master's degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School, and a bachelor's degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from Swarthmore College. VIEW FULL BIO

Featured Appearances
Thursday, May 15 / 4:30 p.m.
Friday, May 16 / 1:00 p.m.
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Wall Street Journal, January 12, 2014