The Honorable Robert B. Zoellick, President of The World Bank Group addresses the IISS annual gathering in Geneva on changing trends in conflict resolution and balances of power.
He discusses the ten best ways to help countries recovering from instability, focusing on the importance of building a strong local government- International Institute for Strategic Studies
Robert B. Zoellick has been the president of The World Bank Group since July 1, 2007. He served in President George W. Bush's cabinet as U.S. trade representative from 2001-2005 and as deputy secretary of state from 2005-2006. From 1985-1993, Mr. Zoellick worked at the Treasury and State departments in various capacities, as well as briefly in the White House as deputy chief of staff. In 2006 and 2007, he served as vice chairman international of Goldman Sachs Group. Mr. Zoellick holds a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, a master's degree in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College.