Encouraging relevant, innovative research and shaping public discourse, the centers, programs, and institutes at Columbia Business School serve as an important bridge between the academic and business worlds. Combining education, research, and outreach, these centers and programs help connect students, faculty members, and alumni with leaders in a range of industries to utilize their shared intellectual capital in meaningful and productive ways.
This spring, the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business hosted a conversation on US-China relations with Henry Kissinger, former US secretary of state and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. In front of a packed auditorium, Kissinger and Dean Glenn Hubbard discussed the importance of Sino-American relations and the various challenges impeding efforts at cooperation. At the event, Kissinger was also honored with the George S. Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing for his recent book, On China.
The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics co-hosted a research symposium with the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy to examine the complex relationship between politics and business. The symposium — “Business and Politics: Which Drives Which?” — brought together leading figures, including John Podesta, chair and counselor of the Center for American Progress; Professor Raghuram Rajan of the University of Chicago, the former chief economist at the IMF; and Peter Stringham, CEO of Young & Rubicam Group. Through a series of presentations and panels, participants addressed the points of intersection between business and politics and discussed ways to support a healthier relationship between the two.
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