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Date: 03/12/2012 Description: Liaquat Ahamed, Current Member of the Secretary's Foreign Affairs Policy Board. - State Dept ImageLiaquat Ahamed is the author of the critically acclaimed best-seller, Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, about the lead up to the Great Depression of 1929-1932. The book won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for History, the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Gold Medal for 2010, the 2009 Financial Times-Goldman Sachs Best Business Book of the Year Award.

Ahamed has been a professional investment manager for twenty-five years. He has worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and the New York-based partnership of Fischer Francis Trees and Watts, where he served as chief executive. He is currently an adviser to several hedge fund groups, including the Rock Creek Group and the Rohatyn Group, is a director of Aspen Insurance Co., and is on the board of trustees of the Brookings Institution, the New America Foundation and the Journal of Philosophy.

He has a BA in economics from Trinity College, Cambridge University and an MA in economics from Harvard.

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