The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations was pleased to host a virtual conversation on May 19, 2020, with Ambassador Robert Zoellick, former U.S. trade representative and president of the World Bank, among other positions in and outside of government. Fifteen years have passed since his “responsible stakeholder”  speech at the National Committee’s 2005 Gala dinner. Ambassador Zoellick offered reflections on his 2005 speech and the policy implications of his approach for the United States when considering the current Sino-U.S. relationship.

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Robert B. Zoellick is senior counselor at Brunswick Geopolitical, an advisory service of the Brunswick Group, and a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. In addition, Ambassador Zoellick serves on the boards of Temasek, Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, and Twitter, Inc., and is on the advisory board of Swiss Re. He is a member of the boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics 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.
Ambassador Zoellick was president of the World Bank Group from 2007 to 2012, U.S. Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005, and deputy secretary of state from 2005 to 2006. From 1985 to 1993, Ambassador Zoellick served as counselor to the secretary of the Treasury and under secretary of state, as well as White House deputy chief of staff. Full bio

 

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