Henry M. Paulson Jr. appointed distinguished senior fellow at the Harris School

June 28, 2011

(This is an excerpt from a UChicagoNews story by Sara Olkon.)

Henry M. Paulson Jr., former United States 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 will take effect July 1.

At Chicago Harris, Paulson will add an important voice to the University’s ongoing conversations about public policy and global markets, especially the potential for strengthening cooperation between the United States and China to address global issues.

In addition to his appointment at Chicago Harris, Paulson announced Monday that he is creating the Paulson Institute, an independent entity located at the University of Chicago in Hyde Park.

The newly formed Paulson Institute will focus on the growing relationship between the United States and China, and will seek ways to foster cooperation between the two nations at all levels. The Institute will examine critical issues affecting the two countries, including the development of clean energy technology, environmental protection, and cross-investment between the United States and China.