Ernesto Zedillo receives prestigious international lifetime achievement award

Ernesto Zedillo, director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, has received the 2011 International Award of Lifetime Achievement by the Cristóbal Gabarrón Foundation of Spain. The foundation lauded Zedillo’s political and economic reforms as president of Mexico, his role as a fundamental figure in relations with Spain, as well as his reputation as a noted economist and his faculty role at Yale.

The Gabarrón International Awards honor individuals and institutions for their exemplary contributions to humanity in nine categories including arts, humanities, economics and sciences. Yale School of Architecture alumnus Sir Richard Rogers has been awarded the 2011 prize for visual arts.

Ernesto Zedillo is the Frederick Iseman ‘74 Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. Zedillo served as president of Mexico from 1994 to 2000. Since leaving office, he has chaired or co-chaired a number of influential global commissions and task forces, including the UN Commission on Financing for Development; the International Task Force on Global Public Goods; the Commission on the Future of the IAEA; and the International Commission on Modernization of World Bank Group Governance. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Yale and teaches an undergraduate seminar on globalization.

The Cristóbal Gabarrón Foundation is a private non-profit cultural institution created in 1992 by the family of the Spanish artist. It supports ideas the artist defended throughout his life: to educate and teach while at the same time defend and diffuse culture in its most varied forms through art, science, thought and knowledge itself. For more information on the 2011 awards see

The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization works to examine the impact of our increasingly integrated world on individuals, communities and nations and strives to connect Yale with the world of public policy. For more information call 203-432-1904 or email

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