June 30, 2011
Henry M. Paulson Jr., former Treasury Secretary and chief executive of Goldman Sachs, has been appointed as a distinguished senior fellow at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies.
The five-year appointment began July 1.
Paulson brings four decades of experience in public policy and economic issues, culminating in his tenure as U.S. Treasury Secretary from 2006-'09. He also has extensive experience in policy and business issues concerning China.
His work at Chicago Harris will include research collaborations, speaker series, conferences, workshops and other events and programs.
Besides joining former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley at Chicago Harris, Paulson also is creating the Paulson Institute, an independent entity at the U. of C. that will seek ways to foster cooperation between the U.S. and China.
Paulson served President George W. Bush as the secretary of the Treasury and was a leading policy adviser on a broad range of domestic and international economic issues.
Before that, he spent 32 years at Goldman Sachs, serving as chairman and chief executive since the firm's initial public offering in 1999.