A Trade Warrior Goes To Yale

Jeffrey E. Garten is no tweedy academic. As Commerce Under Secretary for International Trade in the Clinton Administration, he was a point man in fractious auto trade talks with the Japanese. He also provoked outrage among American trading partners by aggressively helping U.S. companies gain big contracts overseas. Now, he's quitting his government job to take over as dean of Yale University's School of Management. When he reports for work on Nov. 1, the 48-year-old former investment banker will probably need every wily diplomatic skill at his command.

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