Ernesto Zedillo named a Presidential Counselor by Laureate International Universities

Baltimore, Maryland — April 24, 2015 — Ernesto Zedillo, the former president of Mexico, has been named a Presidential Counselor by Laureate International Universities,

Douglas L. Becker, Laureate’s founder, chairman and CEO, said, “Today marks the final anniversary of President Clinton’s five-year term as Honorary Chancellor.

Ernesto Zedillo was president of Mexico from 1994 to 2000. He also has served Mexico as Secretary of Education; Undersecretary of Budget; and as Secretary of Economic Programming and the Budget.

President Zedillo has been Chairman of the Global Development Network and Chairman of the High Level Commission on Modernization of World Bank Group Governance. He served on the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament; the Partnership of the Americas Commission; the Commission on Drugs and Democracy; and the High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor. He currently chairs the oversight board of the Natural Resource Charter and is vice-chair of the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security.

President Zedillo was a professor at the National Polytechnic Institute and El Colegio de México. He currently is director of the Yale University Center for the Study of Globalization, and he serves as a Yale professor of International Economics and Politics; International and Area Studies; and Forestry and Environmental Studies. He earned his bachelor degree at the School of Economics of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Yale.


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