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About the Richman Center

The goal of the Richman Center is to foster collaboration among Columbia University’s distinguished business and legal scholars in order to generate curricular innovations and advanced research that has the potential to inform public policy as well as the theory and practice of business and law. In pursuing this goal, the Center promotes broad-ranging dialogue with alumni and other leaders from industry, government, media, and academia — all of whom can provide unique insights and expertise.

The Richman Center provides a platform for the exchange of ideas on the most timely, relevant matters, while inspiring future generations of students to pursue careers at the nexus of business, law, and public policy. Findings originating at the Center will be disseminated through conferences and symposia, Columbia-authored case studies, decision briefs, and policy white papers.

Mission

Established in 2011 with a visionary gift from Richard Paul Richman, JD ’72, MBA ’73, the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia University is a joint venture of Columbia’s Business and Law Schools. The Richman Center promotes evidence-based public policy and fosters dialogue and debate on emerging policy questions where business and markets intersect with the law.

The Center supports empirical, theoretical, and institutional research targeting central issues at the nexus of law and markets, both domestically and internationally, and helps translate this academic research into practical strategies for executing new regulatory reforms and business opportunities. It also fosters curricular innovations and student activities that tap synergies between the Business and Law Schools.

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Events

June 19, 2014

Jesse Greene, Richman Senior Fellow, speaks at NACD Directorship 2020: Future Trends and the Boardroom READ MORE

June 17, 2014

Jesse Greene, Richman Senior Fellow, speaks at "U.S. Cybercrime 2014: Understanding Today's Changing Threat Landscape," organized by Sandpiper Partners, LLC at the Yale Club in New York

May 15, 2014

Blue Sky Lunch featuring Michelle White on "Using Bankruptcy to Reduce Foreclosures" READ MORE

April 29. 2014

Public Lecture Series: A Discussion with Neal Soss, Chief Economist at Credit Suisse READ MORE

April 2, 2014

Intelligence Squared Debate: More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete READ MORE

 

New Public Lecture Series

Dave Bozeman, Senior VP at Caterpillar on “Improving US Competitiveness in the Manufacturing Sector"

Details Coming Soon!

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