Robert B. Zoellick, former president of the World Bank, top US trade envoy, and diplomat, will discussed his new book, America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, at a PIIE virtual event on August 25, 2020. His presentation will focus on American foreign economic policy, especially related to trade history, followed by a Q&A session.
America in the World identifies five traditions from America's encounters with the world: the importance of North America; the roles trade and technology; changing views of alliances; the vital need for public support; the belief that American policy should serve a larger purpose. These traditions serve as guideposts for the future.
Zoellick was the president of the World Bank Group from 2007 to 2012, US Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005, and Deputy Secretary of State from 2005 to 2006. He is a senior counselor at Brunswick Geopolitical and senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Zoellick serves on the executive committee of the PIIE Board of Directors.