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Robert D. Hormats

U.S. Under Secretary of State

Robert D. Hormats was sworn in as the U.S. Under Secretary of State on September 23, 2009.

Mr. Hormats was formerly vice chairman of Goldman Sachs (International). Before joining Goldman Sachs, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs from 1981 to 1982, Ambassador and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative from 1979 to 1981, and Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs at the Department of State from 1977 to 1979. He served as a senior staff member for international economic affairs on the National Security Council from 1969 to 1977, where he was senior economic advisor to Henry Kissinger, Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Mr. Hormats has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and served on the Board of Visitors at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Dean’s Council at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

His 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, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, American Banker and the Financial Times.

He earned a BA degree in economics and political science at 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 at Tufts.

Articles by Robert D. Hormats