Thursday, June 28, 2012

World Bank's Zoellick to Peterson & Belfer Center

World Bank President Robert Zoellick will be joining the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) as a distinguished fellow once he steps down as head of the World Bank on June 30.  He will jointly be working at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

PIIE is the 9th best think tank in the US based on the latest rankings.  The Belfer Center is the 25th best think tank in the US.  Zoellick is a former Research Scholar at the Belfer Center.

Zoellick was briefly the head of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in 1999, but resigned amid friction over his role as an occasional advisor to George W. Bush's presidential bid.

PIIE and the Brookings Institution are typical next steps for World Bankers.

In mid-May, Zoellick, who has served in three Republican administrations, declined to say whether he will advise presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.