Johns Hopkins Gazette | January 26, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 26, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 19
Former Treasury Sec. Paulson Joins SAIS as Distinguished Visiting Scholar

By Felisa Klubes

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson Jr. is joining SAIS as a distinguished visiting scholar.

Paulson, who joined the Bush administration in July 2006 as the 74th Treasury secretary, plans to arrive on Jan. 29 at SAIS, where he will be a fellow at the Bernard Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism, an initiative led by Francis Fukuyama, director of the school's International Development Program.

"I am pleased to join an institution as prestigious as SAIS, and I look forward to engaging with the many accomplished scholars there," Paulson said.

"We are so honored that Secretary Paulson has chosen to come to SAIS," said Jessica P. Einhorn, dean of the school. "His record of achievement in the private sector and his leadership in the public sector during these extraordinary times make him the ideal visitor to our school. Secretary Paulson has been extensively engaged with global finance and with China, just two of the many critical areas in which his experience can enhance our students' learning and studies."

From 1999 until he became Treasury secretary, Paulson was chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, where he spent 32 years. Early in his career, he held government positions at the White House and Department of Defense. Paulson received his bachelor's degree in English from Dartmouth and his MBA from Harvard.

"I'm very pleased to welcome Secretary Paulson to SAIS and to Johns Hopkins," said university President William R. Brody. "He is, of course, an acknowledged expert on the workings of the global financial system. His long experience in the private and public sectors and his front-line leadership role in the government's response to the current financial crisis will make him an extraordinary resource to our faculty and students. We look forward to benefiting from his knowledge."

Lindsay Valdeon, who served as deputy executive secretary at Treasury, will join Paulson at SAIS as his chief of staff.


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