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Ernesto Zedillo

Yale Center for the Study of Globalization

Ernesto Zedillo is the Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization; Professor in the Field of International Economics and Politics; Professor of International and Area Studies; and Professor Adjunct of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. After almost a decade with the Central Bank of Mexico he served as Undersecretary of the Budget, Secretary of Economic Programming and the Budget, and Secretary of Education, before serving as President of Mexico from 1994–2000.

He is Chairman of the Board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute and the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health and Co-Chair of the Inter-American Dialogue and is a member of The Elders. He serves on the Global Commission on Drug Policy and the Selection Committee of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity and from 2008 to 2010 he was Chair of the High-Level Commission on Modernization of World Bank Group Governance. He is a Member of the Group of 30. He earned his BA degree from the School of Economics of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico and his MA and PhD at Yale University.

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