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Robert Rubin

Robert Rubin served as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council under President Bill Clinton. In January 1995 he was appointed as the nation’s 70th Secretary of the Treasury, a position he held until 1999. As Secretary, Mr. Rubin was involved in balancing the federal budget; opening trade policy to further globalization; acting to stem financial crises in Mexico, Asia and Russia; helping to resolve the impasse over the public debt limit; and guiding sensible reforms at the Internal Revenue Service. He served as a member of the Board of Directors at Citigroup for 10 years and is also one of the founders of The Hamilton Project, as economic policy project housed at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of the best-seller In An Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington.

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