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Pieter Bottelier

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Senior adjunct professor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

    Full Biography

    Professor Pieter Bottelier has been a senior adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) since 1999. He was Senior Advisor on China to The Conference Board between 2006 and 2010, and a non-resident visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace since September 2009.

    Professor Bottelier has taught as an Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard University (KSG), 2001-03 and at Georgetown University in 2004.

    His World Bank career spanned nearly 30 years, dating between 1970-1998: Senior Advisor to the Vice President for East Asia, 1997-98; Chief of the World Bank’s Resident Mission in Beijing, 1993-97; consecutive directorships for Latin America and North Africa, 1987-93;  Division Chief for Mexico, 1983-87; resident Chief Economist in Jakarta, Indonesia, 1979-83; various assignments as desk economist for East- and West African countries, 1970-79.

    Employment prior to World Bank: Amsterdam University, 1964-65; advisor Ministry of Finance Zambia (Lusaka), 1965-67; consultant to UNCTAD (Geneva) on the global market for virgin and scrap non-ferrous metals, 1968; Chief Economist and Marketing Director of the (then) Zambian State-owned copper company (Lusaka), 1968-70.

    Education: University of Amsterdam 1954-62.  Drs degree (MA equivalent) 1962; MIT 1962-63 – guest scholar.   

    Harkness Fellow of the Commonwealth Fund in New York for study in the US, 1962-64.

    Research associate at the Brookings Institution. Washington, DC 1963-64.