Former Honorary ChancellorPresident Bill Clinton
President Bill Clinton advised Laureate universities on social responsibility, youth leadership and increasing access to higher education.
During his five-year term, he spoke to students, faculty and local leaders at 19 different Laureate institutions in 14 different countries, encouraging civic engagement and youth leadership on important social issues.
“Laureate students represent the next generation of leadership. I have seen a commitment to quality and leadership throughout the Laureate network, and I have enjoyed being a part of it.
President Zedillo will be a remarkable ambassador. I am sure he will have a positive impact on the organization and, most important, on its current and future students.”— President Bill Clinton
Ernesto Zedillo, the former president of Mexico, provides Laureate institutions with insights from his experiences in the policymaking, diplomatic and academic worlds. He also has served Mexico as Secretary of Education; Undersecretary of Budget; and as Secretary of Economic Programming and the Budget.
President Zedillo has been Chairman of the Global Development Network and Chairman of the High Level Commission on Modernization of World Bank Group Governance. He served on the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament; the Partnership of the Americas Commission; the Commission on Drugs and Democracy; and the High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor. He currently chairs the oversight board of the Natural Resource Charter and is vice-chair of the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security.
President Zedillo was a professor at the National Polytechnic Institute and El Colegio de México. He currently is director of the Yale University Center for the Study of Globalization, and he serves as a Yale professor of International Economics and Politics; International and Area Studies; and Forestry and Environmental Studies. He earned his bachelor degree at the School of Economics of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Yale.
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