Ambassador Robert Zoellick will speak at the annual ConocoPhillips White House Lecture at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government & Public Service about U.S. economic diplomacy.
On Tuesday, April 12, Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick, who served as the 11th President of the World Bank Group and the 13th U.S. Trade Representative, will speak about U.S. economic diplomacy at the 2022 ConocoPhillips White House Lecture. The ConocoPhillips White House Lecture Series brings to public attention the various offices of the White House and Executive Branch that provide policy, administrative and overall support to the President.
The lecture is sponsored by the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and the George and Barbara Bush Foundation. The event will be held at the Bush School’s Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, beginning with a reception at 5:15 p.m. and followed by the program at 6 p.m. For registration or additional information, visit the Mosbacher Institute’s website at bush.tamu.edu/mosbacher.
“Ambassador Zoellick’s talk will be a wonderful opportunity for our students and the community to learn about economic diplomacy, particularly in light of what is going on in Ukraine,” stated Dr. Raymond Robertson, director of the Mosbacher Institute.
During the George W. Bush Administration, Zoellick served as U.S. Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005 and Deputy Secretary of State from 2005 to 2006. Zoellick previously served in the George H.W. Bush Administration as Under Secretary of State and as White House Deputy Chief of Staff, and for the Reagan Administration as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury. From 2007 to 2012, he was the President of the World Bank Group.
Currently, Zoellick is Senior Counselor at Brunswick Geopolitical, an advisory service of Brunswick Group, and a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He recently authored the book, America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy.