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