Robert D. Hormats
Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
Department of State, United States
Robert D. Hormats was sworn in as Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs on September 23,2009. Mr. Hormats was formerly Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs (International). He joined Goldman Sachs in 1982. Mr. Hormats served as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs from 1981 to 1982, Ambassador and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative from 1979 to 1981, and Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs at the Department of State from 1977 to 1979. He served as a senior staff member for International Economic Affairs on the National Security Council from 1969 to 1977, where he was senior economic advisor to Dr. Henry Kissinger, General Brent Scowcroft and Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Bob was a recipient of the French Legion of Honor in 1982 and the Arthur Fleming Award in 1974.
Mr. Hormats has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and served on the Board of Visitors of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Dean’s Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Hormats’s publications include The Price of Liberty: Paying for America's Wars from the Revolution to the War on Terror; Abraham Lincoln and the Global Economy; American Albatross: The Foreign Debt Dilemma; and Reforming the International Monetary System. Other publications include articles in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, American Banker and the Financial Times.
Mr. Hormats earned a BA with a concentration in Economics and Political Science from Tufts University in 1965. He earned a MA in 1966 and a PhD in International Economics in 1970 from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.