Antonio Weiss is currently a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center. He served until January, 2017 as Counselor to the Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury, where he worked on domestic and international issues related to financial markets, regulatory reform, housing, consumer finance, and broad-based economic growth. He served as point-person during the Obama Administration on the debt crisis in Puerto Rico, working closely with members of Congress to pass legislation to allow an orderly restructuring of the Commonwealth’s debt. Prior to joining the Treasury, Mr. Weiss served in various leadership roles at Lazard in New York and Europe, including as Global Head of Investment Banking. Mr. Weiss is a Director of The Volcker Alliance, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was Publisher of the leading literary quarterly, The Paris Review. Mr. Weiss earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale College and M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar and Loeb Fellow.