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U.S. Foreign Economic Policy with Robert Hormats

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1501
Introduction by Merit E. Janow, Dean, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs; Professor in the Practice of International Economic Law and International Affairs

Please join SIPA for a unique discussion of "U.S. Foreign Economic Policy" with Robert Hormats, former Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. Mr. Hormats led the first senior economic delegation to Myanmar last year, encouraging the recovering autocracy to improve its business environment on issues including rule of law, labor rights, and transparency.

Mr. Hormats has held numerous high-level positions: He was formerly Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs (International) and also served as Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary, from 1977 to 1979, and Assistant Secretary of State, from 1981 to 1982, at the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. He was Ambassador and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative from 1979 to 1981. He served as a senior staff member for International Economic Affairs on the United States National Security Council from 1969 to 1977, where he was senior economic adviser to Henry Kissinger, General Brent Scowcroft, and Zbigniew Brzezinski.