Robert B. Zoellick is Senior Counselor at Brunswick Group Geopolitical, an advisory service of Brunswick Group, and an Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. In addition, Mr. Zoellick serves on the boards of Temasek, Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund and Robinhood Markets. He also chairs the International Advisory Council of Standard Chartered Bank, and serves on the Strategic Council of Swiss Re. He is a member of the boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the Carnegie Endowment, chairs the Global Tiger Initiative, and is a member of the Global Leadership Council of Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian agency.
Mr. Zoellick was the President of the World Bank Group from 2007-12, U.S. Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005, and Deputy Secretary of State from 2005 to 2006. From 1985 to 1993, Mr. Zoellick served as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury and Under Secretary of State, as well as White House Deputy Chief of Staff. He published, “America in the World : A History of US Diplomacy and Foreign Policy” in August 2020. His book has been translated into Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Georgian.
Mr. Zoellick is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, the Department of State’s highest honor, the Alexander Hamilton Award of the Department of the Treasury, and the Medal for Distinguished Public Service of the Department of Defense. The German government awarded him the Knight Commander’s Cross for his achievements in the course of German unification. The Mexican and Chilean governments gave him their highest honors for non-citizens, the Aztec Eagle and the Order of Merit, for recognition of his work on free trade, development, and the environment. The Colombian government presented him with the Grand Cross. Mr. Zoellick holds a JD magna cum laude from the Harvard Law School, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor’s degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from Swarthmore College. Follow Mr. Zoellick on Twitter @AuthorZoellick.
Explore some of Mr. Zoellick’s recent commentary:
China’s Smart Move Would Be to Push Putin to Peace — Asharq Al-Awsat, 3/11/22
The Future of the U.S. – China Relationship Lies in 1972 — Bloomberg, 2/26/22
Liberal Democracies are Running Out of Time to Save the Rest of the Planet from Covid — The Washington Post, 7/9/21
The Trade Two-Step as Part of Biden’s Diplomatic Dance — The Wall Street Journal, 5/9/21
How Joe Biden can Help Britain Modernize its Role in the World — The Wall Street Journal, 2/17/21
America Can Be Great Again, Even After Trump — Bloomberg, 1/30/21
Biden, Diplomacy and the U.S. Place in the World — Bloomberg, 1/23/21
Biden Can Make American Trade Deals Great Again — The Wall Street Journal, 12/10/20
Leave No Country Behind in the Post-Covid Recovery – The Wall Street Journal, 9/30/20
The U.S. Doesn’t Need a New Cold War – The Wall Street Journal, 5/18/20