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Robert D. Hormats on the Role of the OECD in the Last 50 years
Robert D. Hormats on the Role of the OECD in the Last 50 years
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Global Economic Trends - Robert Hormats
Global Economic Trends - Robert Hormats
::2014/03/21::
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Kissinger Associates Vice Chairman Robert D. Hormats
Kissinger Associates Vice Chairman Robert D. Hormats
::2014/03/26::
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Robert Hormats: Q&A Session
Robert Hormats: Q&A Session
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Robert Hormats on US-China Relations Part I
Robert Hormats on US-China Relations Part I
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Exchange Rates & Economics: George Soros, Robert Strauss, Lawrence Summers, Robert Hormats (1988)
Exchange Rates & Economics: George Soros, Robert Strauss, Lawrence Summers, Robert Hormats (1988)
::2013/08/01::
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One Year after the Tiger Summit - Robert Hormats
One Year after the Tiger Summit - Robert Hormats
::2011/12/07::
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Robert D. Hormats talks about U.S. relations with the MENA countries
Robert D. Hormats talks about U.S. relations with the MENA countries
::2012/05/23::
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Robert Hormats on US-China Relations
Robert Hormats on US-China Relations
::2012/11/13::
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2013 Global Diaspora Forum: Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats
2013 Global Diaspora Forum: Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats
::2013/05/16::
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Exchange Rates & Economics: George Soros, Robert Strauss, Lawrence Summers, Robert Hormats
Exchange Rates & Economics: George Soros, Robert Strauss, Lawrence Summers, Robert Hormats
::2014/04/11::
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Under Secretary Robert Hormats Visit
Under Secretary Robert Hormats Visit
::2012/08/03::
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Exchange Rates & Economics: George Soros, Robert Strauss, Lawrence Summers, Robert Hormats
Exchange Rates & Economics: George Soros, Robert Strauss, Lawrence Summers, Robert Hormats
::2014/04/20::
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Dr Robert D. Hormats: Post-harvest food losses is also water and energy loss - DSDS 2013
Dr Robert D. Hormats: Post-harvest food losses is also water and energy loss - DSDS 2013
::2013/01/31::
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Robert Hormats, Under Secretary of State at 2011 PSM Interchange
Robert Hormats, Under Secretary of State at 2011 PSM Interchange
::2011/12/09::
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Robert D. Hormats, Concluding Remarks at the Russian Economy and US-Russian Relations Conference
Robert D. Hormats, Concluding Remarks at the Russian Economy and US-Russian Relations Conference
::2013/10/23::
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Exchange Rates & Economics   George Soros, Robert Strauss, Lawrence Summers, Robert Hormats
Exchange Rates & Economics George Soros, Robert Strauss, Lawrence Summers, Robert Hormats
::2014/04/23::
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Robert Hormats: New Patterns of Investment in the New Global Economy
Robert Hormats: New Patterns of Investment in the New Global Economy
::2011/03/23::
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USA:n alivaltiosihteeri Robert Hormats puhuu vihreän teknologian mahdollisuuksista
USA:n alivaltiosihteeri Robert Hormats puhuu vihreän teknologian mahdollisuuksista
::2011/03/11::
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Under Secretary Robert Hormats @ EducationUSA Forum 2010
Under Secretary Robert Hormats @ EducationUSA Forum 2010
::2010/07/06::
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The Honorable Robert D Hormats
The Honorable Robert D Hormats
::2013/05/14::
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Live Link with Washington, DC. Global Diaspora Forum Robert Hormats & Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore
Live Link with Washington, DC. Global Diaspora Forum Robert Hormats & Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore
::2013/05/14::
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Under Secretary of State Robert Hormats on Global Economic Challenges
Under Secretary of State Robert Hormats on Global Economic Challenges
::2010/11/17::
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Alivaltiosihteeri Robert Hormats puhuu USA:n globaalista roolista
Alivaltiosihteeri Robert Hormats puhuu USA:n globaalista roolista
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Robert Hormats on Success
Robert Hormats on Success
::2012/04/20::
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9/11 Robert Hormats Vice Chairman Of Goldman Sachs
9/11 Robert Hormats Vice Chairman Of Goldman Sachs
::2011/11/26::
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Robert D. Hormats, U.S. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment
Robert D. Hormats, U.S. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment
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Reuters Summit: Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats
Reuters Summit: Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats
::2011/11/07::
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Global Economic Trends - Robert Hormats
Global Economic Trends - Robert Hormats
::2014/04/12::
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WACA 2010: Robert Hormats Keynote
WACA 2010: Robert Hormats Keynote
::2011/02/17::
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Under Secretary Robert Hormats Visit
Under Secretary Robert Hormats Visit
::2012/08/09::
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World Business: Interview with Robert Hormats 30/04/10
World Business: Interview with Robert Hormats 30/04/10
::2010/05/06::
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Robert Hormats on Iran Sanctions and Oil Prices
Robert Hormats on Iran Sanctions and Oil Prices
::2012/04/04::
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Robert Hormats @ "A Better Tomorrow" Conference at the DNC in Denver - 8/27/08
Robert Hormats @ "A Better Tomorrow" Conference at the DNC in Denver - 8/27/08
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WACA 2010 Keynote- Robert D. Hormats
WACA 2010 Keynote- Robert D. Hormats
::2011/11/19::
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Robert D. Hormats discusses Russian investment, entrepreneurship and economic policy - SPIEF 2010
Robert D. Hormats discusses Russian investment, entrepreneurship and economic policy - SPIEF 2010
::2011/03/23::
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DIGITAL AGE - Will The Jobless Economy Last Forever? - Robert Hormats.  Nov 12, 2003
DIGITAL AGE - Will The Jobless Economy Last Forever? - Robert Hormats. Nov 12, 2003
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Global Aging: Challenges and Innovations for Public Policy and the Private Sector
Global Aging: Challenges and Innovations for Public Policy and the Private Sector
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Under Secretary Hormats Delivers Remarks at the U.S. - Russia Innovation Working Group
Under Secretary Hormats Delivers Remarks at the U.S. - Russia Innovation Working Group
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Under Secretary Hormats 1.MPG
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USA Inc: Bob Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
USA Inc: Bob Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
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Under Secretary Hormats Previews OECD Paris Ministerial and 50th Anniversary Celebrations
Under Secretary Hormats Previews OECD Paris Ministerial and 50th Anniversary Celebrations
::2011/05/19::
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Under Secretary Hormats Delivers Remarks on U.S. Trade and Economic Delegation to Burma
Under Secretary Hormats Delivers Remarks on U.S. Trade and Economic Delegation to Burma
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Under Secretary Hormats on APEC Ministerial Meetings in Vladivostok
Under Secretary Hormats on APEC Ministerial Meetings in Vladivostok
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Under Secretary Hormats Announces Finalists for the 2012 Award for Corporate Excellence
Under Secretary Hormats Announces Finalists for the 2012 Award for Corporate Excellence
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Under Secretary Hormats on U.S. Efforts to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
Under Secretary Hormats on U.S. Efforts to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
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USAID Admin. Shah, Under Sec. Hormats Host 2011 World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony
USAID Admin. Shah, Under Sec. Hormats Host 2011 World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony
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Under Secretary Hormats Participates in an On-the-Record Roundtable
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Under Secretary Hormats Discusses U.S. Exports at National Export Initiative Tour Event
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Robert D. Hormats
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Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
In office
2009 – July 31, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Reuben Jeffery III
Succeeded by Catherine Novelli
Personal details
Born (1943-04-13) April 13, 1943 (age 71)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Tufts University
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Robert D. "Bob" Hormats (born April 13, 1943, in Baltimore, Maryland)[1] was sworn in as Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment (at the time, entitled Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs) on September 23, 2009. Hormats was formerly Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs (International). He joined Goldman Sachs in 1982. He served as Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary, from 1977 to 1979, and Assistant Secretary of State, from 1981 to 1982, at the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (formerly Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs). He was Ambassador and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative from 1979 to 1981. He served as a senior staff member for International Economic Affairs on the United States National Security Council from 1969 to 1977, where he was senior economic adviser to Henry Kissinger, General Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski. He helped to manage the Nixon administration's opening of diplomatic relations with China's communist government. He was a recipient of the French Legion of Honor in 1982 and the Arthur S. Flemming Award in 1974.[2][3]

Hormats has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and served on the Board of Visitors of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the Dean’s Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[2]

Publications[edit]

His publications include The Price of Liberty: Paying for America's Wars from the Revolution to the War on Terror; Abraham Lincoln and the Global Economy; American Albatross: The Foreign Debt Dilemma; and Reforming the International Monetary System. Other publications include articles in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, American Banker and The Financial Times.[2]

Education[edit]

Hormats graduated from Baltimore City College, class of 1961. He earned a BA with a concentration in economics and political science from Tufts University in 1965. He earned an M.A. (1966), an M.A.L.D., and a PhD in International Economics in 1970 from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.[1][2][4]

Memberships[edit]

Bob is an honorary trustee of the Institute for Education (IFE).[5] He played a role in the founding of the Center for International Education (CIE) at the Washington International School.[6]

He is a member of Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE), the Economic Club of New York, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Irvington Institute for Immunological Research, Engelhard Corporation, and a former member of the Rockefeller Center Club, the Pacific Council on Foreign Policy, and Freedom House.[7][8] Hormats is also a member of board of directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)[9] Bob has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and a visiting lecturer at Princeton University. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission and is on the board of directors of the Hungarian-American Enterprise Fund, and the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as being on the board of overseers of Tufts University.[10]

Personal life[edit]

On November 16, 2009, Hormats received the Executive Leadership Award from the Aish Center.[11]

Points of View[edit]

Hormats has been a vocal supporter of legislation that would increase investments in infrastructure in America through a national bank that would develop public-private partnerships for large transportation projects. "It's a high national priority," Hormats told Congressional Quarterly in March 2008. "Public-private cooperation is a really critical part. The needs are urgent."[12] He and others argue that U.S. transportation infrastructure has lagged behind foreign competitors. Unless the country picks up the pace, it will not be able to support its growing trade and population.[13]

He is an advocate of enhancing intelligence capabilities, modernizing military equipment and spending more money on preparing first- responders like firemen and emergency medical technicians for crises.[14] He worries that future presidential administrations will spend less than they should on homeland security because to do so will require raising taxes or cutting non-defense programs. He also worries that the unpopularity of the Iraq war will cause the country to reduce its military presence overseas.[15]

Hormats has argued that China and America are financially intertwined. It would not be in China’s financial interest, he argued, to destabilize the dollar by recalling the country’s vast loans to the U.S. Doing so would result in a shrunken export market for China. Hormats calls this MAD - mutually assured depression. In 2004, the government fined Goldman Sachs $2 million for illegally and selectively promoting the stock of four Asian companies that were about to go public. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Hormats and others "made illegal offerings of securities to select customers in 1999 and 2000 and made inappropriate statements to the press." Hormats told four media outlets that PetroChina, a Chinese-based oil producer, was not invested in Darfur. The disclosure was illegal under SEC rules, because the company had not yet gone public, and Hormats would not have been allowed to comment until it had done so.[16][17]

Multimedia[edit]

Documentation[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=43487
  2. ^ a b c d http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/129529.htm Bio at the State Dept. website
  3. ^ Solomon, Jay (July 20, 2009). "White House Taps Hormats for State Post". The Wall Street Journal. 
  4. ^ Wolfe, Murray, editor (1961). The 1961 Green Bag. 
  5. ^ http://www.instituteforeducation.org/staff.htm Institute for Education (IFE) staff
  6. ^ http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/57707-bob-hormatss-welcome-return Bob Hormats’s welcome return. The Hill, by Kathy Kemper, September 8, 2009
  7. ^ http://www.muckety.com/Robert-D-Hormats/4089.muckety
  8. ^ http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/news/fall2007/hormats.php
  9. ^ http://www.opic.gov/about/board-of-directors
  10. ^ http://www.worldleaders.columbia.edu/participants/robert-hormats
  11. ^ http://www.aishny.com/honorees.asp
  12. ^ Itkowitz, Colby, “Pelosi Wants House to Consider Infrastructure Bank Bill,” Congressional Quarterly, March 12, 2008
  13. ^ http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-34171359_ITM Sanchez, Humberto, “Transportation: Democrats Discuss Infrastructure Funding,” The Bond Buyer, March 13, 2008
  14. ^ http://www.cfr.org/publication/13774/price_of_liberty.html “The Price of Liberty: Paying for America’s Wars,” Council on Foreign Relations, May 16, 2007
  15. ^ http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/62662/aaron-l-friedberg/the-long-haul-fighting-and-funding-america-s-next-wars Friedburg, Aaron, “The Long Haul: Fighting and Funding America's Next Wars,” Foreign Affairs, July 2007
  16. ^ Anderson, Lauren, “Goldman Settles Charges Of Illegally Promoting Stock,” The Washington Post, July 2, 2004
  17. ^ As Goldman exec, Obama nominee played key role in Sudan-linked IPO - Public Accountability Initiative

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Preceded by
Reuben Jeffery III
Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
September 23, 2009 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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