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Globalization in the Times of Political and Academic Populism

Dec 6, 2018 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Robertson Hall
Open to the Public
Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico; Frederick Iseman ’74 Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University

Ernesto Zedillo, who served as president of Mexico from 1994 to 2000, will speak on globalization in the times of political and academic populism. Zedillo will be introduced by Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber.

Prior to serving as Mexico’s president, Zedillo held the following positions in the Mexican national government: undersecretary of budget (1987-1988), secretary of economic programming and the budget (1988-1992), and secretary of education (appointed in 1992).

He currently serves as the chairman of the board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, the 21st Century Advisory Council of the Berggruen Institute on Governance, and co-chair of the Inter-American Dialogue. He serves on the Global Commission on Drug Policy, chaired by Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and is a member of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders using their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights worldwide. Zedillo also is a member of the G30 and the board of directors of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Zedillo serves as the Frederick Iseman ’74 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 adjunct professor of forestry and environmental studies at Yale University.

His lecture is part of the 2018-19 Mellon Foundation-funded Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series, presented by the Migration Lab at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.