Henry Paulson Joins University of Chicago as Senior Fellow

Henry M. Paulson Jr., former U.S. Treasury secretary, will join the University of Chicago as a senior fellow and start an independent institute located at the university.

Paulson, 65, also a former chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., will join the university’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies for a five-year appointment starting July 1, the university said today in a statement on its website.

He will also form the Paulson Institute to promote international engagement, with a special emphasis on relationships between the U.S. and China, Paulson said in a statement released on PR Newswire.

“Every global concern -- economic, environmental or security-related -- can be addressed more effectively when the U.S. and China work together,” Paulson said in the statement. “I look forward to devoting my time and energy to building the knowledge and relationships that can contribute to those solutions.”

Paulson attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Harvard Business School in Boston. He served as Treasury secretary from 2006 to 2009 and chairman and CEO of New York-based Goldman Sachs from 1999 to 2006.

Paulson joins former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley as a fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy starting next month. Daley’s appointment was announced last month.

The University of Chicago was founded by John D. Rockefeller and opened in 1892. Its current and former faculty and alumni have won a total of 85 Nobel Prizes, including the Nobel Prize for Peace awarded in 2009 to President Barack Obama, who taught at the University of Chicago Law School for 12 years.

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