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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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Upcoming Events

December 18, 2014

"Israel, the United States, and the Shifting Energy Landscape"

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Agenda |  Registration | Live Broadcast

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This conference will focus on the energy landscape and its importance and is hosted by the Institute for National Security Studies, as well as three centers at Columbia University: the Center for Israeli Legal Studies, the Richman Center for Law Business and Public Policy, and the Center on Global Energy Policy.

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Global Justice Forum on Income Inequality

Conference proceedings will be available soon!

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Conference proceedings will be available soon!

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Public Lecture Series Seasonal

November 11, 2014
Martin Schroeter and Laurie Simon Hodrick
"Capital Structure in Major Corporations"

November 5, 2014
Dave Bozeman
"US Competitiveness in the Manufacturing Sector"

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Featured Event

Dave Bozeman, SVP Catepillar Enterprise, on "U.S. Competitiveness in the Manufacturing Sector"

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Analyzing Global Financial Stability: "Have we Tamed the Too Big To Fail Financial Institutions?"

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The Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy
Columbia Business School
Uris Hall, 2M1-i
3022 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
Phone: (212) 851-9506
richmancenter
@gsb.columbia.edu