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Former Mexican President Zedillo to speak

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 8 p.m. McCosh 50

Former Mexican President Ernest Zedillo, an economist who now directs Yale University's Center for the Study of Globalization, will speak on "Latin America: 200 Years of Solitude" at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in McCosh 50.

Zedillo held Mexico's presidency from 1994 to 2000. After starting his career as a professor at the National Polytechnic Institute and El Colegio de Mexico, he worked for the Central Bank of Mexico and served in several government positions before his election as president.

In addition to directing the Center for the Study of Globalization, which aims to develop policies that enable the world's poorest populations to benefit from a global market economy, Zedillo is a professor of international economics and politics at Yale. He is chair of the Global Development Network, which provides policy advice to developing countries. He also is a member of the Global Development Program Advisory Panel of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; the International Commission on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament; and the Group of 30, which advises governments on the impact of public and private economic decisions on international financial markets.

The talk is designated as a Walter Edge Lecture sponsored by the University Public Lecture Series.

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