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Columbia’s Business and Law Schools jointly established the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy in early 2011 with a visionary and generous gift from the Richard Paul and Ellen S. Richman Private Family Foundation. By leveraging the considerable intellectual capital of Columbia Business School and Columbia Law School — as well as that of Columbia University — the Richman Center will have a lasting impact on Columbia and on the worlds of business and law.

In addition to supporting the Center’s mission, the gift from the Richman Foundation funds two new professorships — one at each school — the Richard Paul Richman Professorship of Law and the Richard Paul Richman Professorship of Business. Professors honored with these chairs will conduct innovative curricular and research initiatives in business, law, and public policy. Columbia’s accomplished faculty at both the Business and Law Schools share a commitment to addressing the complex challenges found at the intersection of their disciplines, and the Richman Center will be a valuable source of innovative scholarship and real-world solutions in the years ahead.

About Richard Paul Richman

Richard Paul Richman, a graduate of both Columbia Law School (JD ’72) and Columbia Business School (MBA ’73), is chairman of The Richman Group, one of the largest owners and developers of rental housing in the nation. He is an active member of the Columbia University community, serving on the Dean’s Council at the Law School, as well as on the Business School’s Board of Overseers and Real Estate Forum.

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New Public Lecture Series

A Discussion with Neal Soss, Chief Economist at Credit Suisse

Columbia Business School
Room 141
6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

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The world economies seem to be recovering from the financial crisis of 2008, but where are they headed? What opportunities will there be? What challenges will be faced by policy makers? What new forces are at work that we haven’t faced before? Unlike past recoveries we are confronted with unique challenges. In fact three big trends are interacting in ways that will impact all economies. Potential GDP growth rates are slowing in most large economies, populations of large nations with big GDPs are aging and the economic wellbeing of everyone is being impacted by inequality of income and wealth. Join us to understand these issues better and what policy challenges our leaders will have to address. Get a grip on what it means to you, your country and those around you as Neal Soss, Vice Chairman, Research at Credit Suisse explores many aspects of these three dynamics that will impact us all.

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New Intelligence Squared Debate

More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete
April 2, 2014
6:45 - 8:15 p.m

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Participant Jonathan Cole, Provost and Dean Emeritus of Columbia University.
Event recap and video available now!

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