Wolfowitz, Paul D. - (United States)

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Organisation: LeC
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The World Bank’s 10th president, served from June 1, 2005, to June 30, 2007. During his tenure he placed emphasis on support for Africa, encouraged clean energy initiatives, and strengthened governance and anti-corruption policies at the Bank, including creating a Stolen Assets Recovery Initiative to help developing countries regain looted assets.

Prior to his arrival at the Bank Wolfowitz held a number of increasingly important positions in the U.S. government, including State Department Director of Policy Planning (1981-1982), Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1982-1986), Ambassador to Indonesia (1986-1989), Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (1989-1993) and Deputy Secretary of Defense (2001-2005). Between 1994 and 2001 he was Dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

He attended Cornell University, earning a degree in mathematics and chemistry in 1965, and in 1972 he received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago with a dissertation on nuclear proliferation in the Middle East.

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