The State Department's Role in U.S. Foreign Economic Policy, a conversation with Under Secretary of State Robert Hormats

The State Department

Please join us for a conversation with Robert Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, and former Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for International Business Education and Research.

Friday, February 25, 2011
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Entrepreneurs Hall, Room C-315
Los Angeles, CA 90095



Under Secretary Robert D. Hormats will speak with Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala about U.S. foreign economic policy. The discussion will include issues from trade and agriculture, to bilateral relations with America's economic partners and the growing role of emerging markets like China, India, Brazil and other smaller nations, where the U.S. has enormous export and investment opportunities, along with prospects for major new partnerships.


Robert D. Hormats is the Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs. He was appointed to the position in 2009 and was sworn in on September 23rd, 2009.  Hormats was previously the vice chairman of Goldman Sachs (International), which he joined in 1982. He also served as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs from 1981-1982. In addition, he held the positions of Ambassador and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative from 1979-1981 and Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs at the Department of State from 1977-1979. He served as a senior staff member for International Economic Affairs on the National Security Council from 1969-1977, where he was the senior economic advisor to Henry Kissinger, General Brent Scowcroft, and Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski. Hormats was also a recipient of the French Legion of Honor in 1982 and the Arthur Fleming Award in 1974. Robert Hormats has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and served on the Board of Visitors of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the Dean’s Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Hormats’ publications include The Price of Liberty: Paying for America's Wars from the Revolution to the War on Terror; Abraham Lincoln and the Global Economy; American Albatross: The Foreign Debt Dilemma; and Reforming the International Monetary System. Other publications include articles in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, American Banker and The Financial Times.
Hormats earned a BA with a concentration in economics and political science from Tufts University in 1965. He earned a MA in 1966 and a PhD in International Economics in 1970 from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.




Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations, Anderson Center for Global Management