Dean Glenn Hubbard of Columbia Business School announced that The Chazen Institute of International Business has been renamed the Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business, and Jerome Chazen has donated $10 million for its continued development.
“The institute’s new name reflects the School’s and the University’s vision for a more interconnected and interdisciplinary approach to global education and research — one that transcends not only geographical borders to build mutually beneficial relationships, but also disciplinary structures to advance learning and knowledge,” said Dean Hubbard. “This new gift from Jerry will make it more possible for the institute to achieve these high-level goals.”
Mr. Chazen’s gift will help deepen the institute’s existing activities, expand the institute’s global visibility, and launch new initiatives for the institute, including the Chazen Research Fellows — visiting faculty members who will come to Columbia to conduct research, develop courses and cases, and lend expertise in globalization to the School’s intellectual community. The fellows will also help foster relationships with other parts of the University, according to their areas of expertise.
“I have tremendous confidence in the institute’s ongoing ability to elevate the academic conversation on globalization, weaving it throughout the School’s activities,” Mr. Chazen said. “I believe in the institute’s capacity to be a top resource for thought leadership on globalization.”
Jerome A. Chazen ’50 is a co-founder and chairman emeritus of fashion house Liz Claiborne Inc., which has been described by Fortune magazine as one of the 10 best-managed corporations in the world. Mr. Chazen attributes a large part of Liz Claiborne’s record-setting success to its willingness to do business overseas. In 1990, Mr. Chazen donated what was then the largest gift in Columbia Business School’s history and established the Chazen Institute, which for the past 25 years has coordinated all of the School’s major international programs, activities, and resources. The institute routinely organizes conferences and symposia and runs global study tours, Global Immersion courses, student exchanges, visiting scholar programs, and foreign language training.
The Chazen Institute has also launched a widely read e-newsletter, Chazen Global Insights, and hosted regional conferences in China, India, and Latin America. It continues to produce a series of case studies and has secured partnerships with institutions around the world.
Dean Hubbard concluded: “Today, the Chazen Institute thrives as the hub of global business research and instruction at Columbia University. Students have benefited from the institute’s many academic offerings and become global leaders, while the research produced with the institute’s support has helped to shape global business as we know it, encapsulating Jerome Chazen’s enduring vision. To be sure, the Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business will continue to play a pioneering role in the integration of business across the globe.”
To learn more about The Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business at Columbia Business School, please visit http://www.gsb.columbia.edu/chazen/.
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