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The University of Texas at Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs



Distinguished Lectures on East Asia Presents:

The Impact of China on the Global Economy—and the Challenges and Opportunities it Poses
Dr. Robert D. Hormats, Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs (International)

Monday, November 19, 2007
5:00 p.m. (reception at 6:30 p.m.)

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center
2110 San Jacinto
Austin, Texas

On Monday, November 19, 2007, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the Center for East Asian Studies, and the Center for Business Education and Research will host Robert. D. Hormats, Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs (International). Mr. Hormats will be the final speaker in the Distinguished Lectures on East Asia. He will discuss China’s impact on the global economy and the challenges and opportunities a growing China presents to the world.

Robert D. Hormats is Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs (International).  He joined Goldman Sachs in 1982 and became a Managing Director in 1998.  Mr. Hormats served as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs from 1981 to 1982, Ambassador and Deputy US 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 to1977, where he has Senior Economic Advisor to Dr. Henry Kissinger, General Brent Scowcroft and Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski.  
 
Mr. Hormats was a recipient of the French Legion of Honor in 1982 and Arthur Leming Award in 1974. He has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Dean’s Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a board member of the Irvington Institute for Immunological Research, Engelhard Hanovia, Inc., The Economic Club of New York, and Freedom House.  
 
Mr. Hormats’ publications include The Price of Liberty: Paying for America's Wars; 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.  

Mr. Hormats earned a BA with a concentration in economics and political science from Tufts University in 1965. He earned an MA in 1966 and a PhD in International Economics in 1970 from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  

Previous speakers in the series included Mr. Bill Emmott, former editor-in-chief of The Economist, who lectured on Japan, and Mr. Stephen W. Bosworth, dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University and former U.S. Ambassador to Korea, who lectured on Korea.