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Ernesto Zedillo

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His Excellency Ernesto Zedillo

61st President of Mexico
His Excellency Ernesto Zedillo

Ernesto Zedillo is a Senior Fellow at the Jackson School of Global Affairs and Frederick Iseman ’74 Director of the Program for the Study of Globalization; Professor in the Fields of Economics and Political Science; and Professor Adjunct of Environmental Studies at Yale University. He served as President of Mexico from 1994-2000. He is a member of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders using their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights worldwide. In 2020 he was asked to serve on the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR), mandated by the World Health Assembly to analyze the Covid-19 pandemic’s early emergence, global spread, health, economic and social impacts, and how it was controlled and mitigated. Currently he serves on the Global Commission on Drug Policy and on the Selection Committee of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity and the Hilton Humanitarian Award. From 2016 to 2021 he served as Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health and formerly was Chair of the Board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, Chair of the Global Development Network, and Co-Chair of the Inter-American Dialogue. He is a Member of the Group of 30, a consultative group on international economic and monetary affairs. In 2011 he was elected an international member of the American Philosophical Society. Besides op-eds and journal articles, his edited volumes include: Trade in the 21st Century: Back to the Past? (2021); Africa at a Fork in the Road: Taking Off or Disappointment Once Again?