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Paulson's next gig

Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson already has a new job lined up, at Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies.

By Julie Schlosser, associate editor
Last Updated: January 21, 2009: 10:35 PM ET

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Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is heading to Johns Hopkins.

(Fortune) -- In the midst of all the inaugural hubbub, news of Hank Paulson's next act got little attention. The former Secretary of the Treasury, who finished his run last Friday, will be taking a position at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

It's the same institution where Timothy Geithner -- Paulson's likely replacement should he be confirmed by the Senate -- earned his graduate degree.

"We've got the outgoing coming here and we helped to prepare the incoming," says Felisa Neuringer Klubes, a spokesperson for the Washington institution. (Full disclosure: This writer is also a graduate of SAIS.)

While it's been reported that Paulson would like to spend much of his future working on nature conservation and other environmental issues, the former chairman of Goldman Sachs will arrive at SAIS, which is based in D.C., on Jan. 29.

Jessica Einhorn, the Dean of SAIS and a Time Warner board member, says she admired Paulson's leadership and personally reached out to him with the offer, which was finalized last Friday afternoon.

Paulson will be part of the school's Forum on Constructive Capitalism, which "explores issues surrounding globalization".

While it is unclear what exactly Paulson will do at the institution or how long he will stay, Neuringer Klubes says that the staff hopes he will be engaged with students and faculty. Since the spring semester is already underway, she added that it is unlikely he'd be teaching courses this school year.

Other boldface political names who have spent time at SAIS include Paul Wolfowitz, who ran the school after serving as Ambassador to Indonesia and before joining the Bush administration as Deputy Secretary of Defense and subsequently running the World Bank; former acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency John McLaughlin; and Ann Krueger, the former number two at the IMF.  To top of page

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