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Jerome A. Chazen

Jerome A. Chazen '50

Founder and Chairman
Chazen Capital Partners, LLC
Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Liz Claiborne, Inc.
New York

Jerome Chazen is founder and chairman of Chazen Capital Partners, a private investment firm. He is also chairman emeritus and one of four founding partners of Liz Claiborne, Inc. He was largely responsible for the innovative sales, marketing, distribution, and licensing programs that are an integral part of Liz Claiborne's success.

Prior to joining the venture that would become Liz Claiborne, he worked as an analyst on Wall Street and spent 16 years in retailing. Mr. Chazen is a trustee emeritus of Columbia University and chairman emeritus of the board of the Museum of Arts & Design. He is also a managing director of the Metropolitan Opera Association. He serves on the boards of directors of Taubman Centers, Inc., Atrinsic, Inc., the New York City Investment Fund, the Eugene M. Lang Entrepreneurial Initiative Fund and the Shenkar College American Committee. He is also a partner and member of the board of the Partnership for New York City.

Mr. Chazen, the founder and benefactor of the School's Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business, is a trustee of the National Jewish Center of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, vice chairman of the board of directors of the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the advisory board of the Louis Armstrong House and Archives at Queens College in Flushing, N.Y.

Mr. Chazen and his wife, Simona, have three children and seven grandchildren and live in Upper Nyack, N.Y. He is an avid art collector and jazz enthusiast.

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Winter study tours are announced in May; spring tours are announced in October. Check our study tour page for updates.


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Chazen Global Insights

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The Road to the C-Suite Goes Through Asia

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The Expat's Dilemma

A foreign posting is a real resume booster — right? Not always, especially if you're coming from outside the United States to work within its borders. Assistant Professor Dan Wang explains.

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Ebola and Global Inequality

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Private Equity in India: An Insider's View

Vishal Bakshi '00, managing director of principal investments in India for Goldman Sachs, opens up about the thorny world of private equity in a country dominated by family-owned businesses.

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India? A Model for Health Care?

Absolutely, says the head of Fortis Healthcare. India is stepping up to serve locals and internationals alike.

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Why China's Bubble Won't Burst

Fundamentals that aren't going away give China a shot at sustained high growth for the foreseeable future.

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Announcements

Registration for language classes is now open until Feb. 3. First day of language classes is Feb. 16.

Study Tour bidding has closed. Please email Chazen@columbia.edu to be added to the waitlist.

CBS students: Learn about study tours, language lessons, and more. Attend a Chazen Institute information session on Thursday, Jan. 29, 12:30–1:30 p.m., Uris 142. No reservation necessary.

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