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President of Mexico (2006-2012)
Establishing economic reform as a top priority of his administration, President Calderón implemented policies that catapulted Mexico into a powerful player in the global economy. With his experience as an influential policymaker, both in Mexico and on the world stage, President Calderón is in a unique position to assess the transforming world economy. He has been named “Statesman of the Year” by the World Economic Forum, and “Champion of the Earth” by the United Nations, among other acknowledgments.
Under his administration, Mexico achieved universal health coverage. Despite the widespread impact of the 2009 economic crisis in Mexico, President Calderón’s leadership in overcoming the recession and improving Mexico’s competitiveness has been widely recognized. During his tenure, the Mexican economy registered stability, economic growth and job creation.
In 2012, prior to his role as president, Calderón was Secretary of Energy and the director of BANOBRAS (Public Works Bank). Currently, President Calderón serves as Chair of The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, a multinational effort to find ways to flight climate change and create jobs at the same time.
He holds a law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho, an M.A. in economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and an M.A. in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
United States Senator (1988-2012)
Having served four terms as the representative of Connecticut in the United States Senate, Senator Lieberman has established himself as a national leader—one who works across party lines to find common ground. Senator Lieberman was Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which is responsible for oversight of the Department of Homeland Security and assuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the federal government.
In addition, he was a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and was a strong and consistent advocate for using America’s military might to defend America’s interests and values when they are seriously threatened. He has been at the forefront of efforts to transform the armed forces to better meet the threats of the 21st Century.
As a member of the Small Business Committee, he supported economic policies that spark business growth, encourage innovation, open the doors of opportunity for all, expand markets for American products, and keep the government’s budget books in balance.
Throughout his more than 20 years in the United States Senate, Senator Lieberman was also an environmental champion who negotiated the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Yale College and his law degree from Yale Law School.