In 1991 Jerome A. Chazen, MBA ’50 recognized the need for a new kind of leader: one who understands cross-cultural issues and their impact on business. That vision led to the creation of the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business, which serves as the hub of global activity at Columbia Business School. The institute draws on the expertise of world-class faculty members and business leaders to help shape the thinking and discourse on major global business issues. By sharing its thought leadership, training the next generation of global leaders, and supporting major research, the Chazen Institute serves as a gateway to the people and ideas that transform the international marketplace.
The Chazen Institute’s mission is to support, sponsor, and promote thought leadership and frontier research on issues of significance to the global economy and business. It is also the focal point for international programs and initiatives at Columbia Business School.
The Institute derives its strength from proximity to a world-class faculty at Columbia Business School and other parts of Columbia University. For example, in the area of international economics and business alone, the University boasts over twenty prominent scholars including Nobel Laureates in economics and former senior economics officials in governments and international organizations. Many of these luminaries are featured in our robust schedule of forums, conferences, and events, many of which are open to the public.
The Chazen Institute draws on the expertise of world-class faculty members and business leaders to help shape the thinking and discourse on major global business issues. It sponsors and provides support for major research with significant cross-border implications.
Chazen Global Insights: The Chazen Institute’s signature newsletter features in-depth reporting on new research pertinent to international markets, trade policy, and cross-border strategy. Read the latest issue.
Research Grants: The Chazen Institute offers stipends to faculty members and doctoral students for innovative research projects on global business and economic issues. Learn more.
Chazen Visiting Scholars: Senior scholars from overseas and domestic institutions can visit Columbia Business School to conduct independent research. Learn more.
Columbia CaseWorks: The Chazen Institute has helped fund numerous teaching cases, including: