Zoellick to return to Harvard University as he finishes his World Bank leadership

Robert Zoellick reveals Harvard plan after leaving World Bank

World Bank president Robert Zoellick will return to his alma mater Harvard University and become a fellow at a Washington think tank after he steps down this weekend.

2:48PM BST 27 Jun 2012

Zoellick, whose five-year term ends Saturday, will join the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard as a senior fellow, the Washington-based development lender said in a statement.

He also will become the Peterson Institute for International Economics’s first “Distinguished Visiting Fellow”, the bank said.

“I hope to work on the intersection of economics and security, applying history to policy questions of today,” Zoellick said.

“Both institutions have been at the cutting edge of research and policy development, and I have benefited greatly from both in the past.”

Zoellick, 58, earned his law degree and a master of public policy degree at Harvard.

The former US diplomat became the 11th president of the World Bank on July 1, 2007.

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