WASHINGTON, June 27 (Xinhua) -- World Bank President Robert Zoellick will work in Harvard University after stepping down at the end of this month, the global lender said Wednesday.
Besides Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, he will also join the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the bank added.
"I hope to work on the intersection of economics and security, applying history to policy questions of today," Zoellick said.
The World Bank said that, as its 11th president, Zoellick turned around the institution in trouble in 2007. He recapitalized the bank, expanded financing for the poorest countries, and modernized the world body by making it more accountable and flexible.
Zoellick is to be replaced by Jim Yong Kim, a Korean-American public health expert and Dartmouth University president.