Fireside chats are an opportunity for Columbia students to engage with Columbia World Projects staff. In these meetings, Columbia World Projects’ senior staff will outline their role within the organization and their professional path to where they are now, and will offer candid career advice.
Please join us for our inaugural session by registering here.
Since 2017, Nicholas Lemann has served as director of Columbia World Projects. In addition to this role, he is the director of Columbia Global Reports, a book publishing venture that commissions reporting around the world on a wide range of political, financial, scientific and cultural topics. He is Dean Emeritus and Pulitzer-Moore Professor of Journalism at Columbia. During his deanship, the Journalism School completed its first capital fundraising campaign, started its first new professional degree programs since the 1930s, and launched significant initiatives in investigative reporting, digital journalism and executive leadership for news organizations. His board memberships include Columbia’s Knight First Amendment Institute, the Authors Guild, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company. He is a member of the New York Institute for the Humanities and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a staff writer for The New Yorker. His most recent book is Transaction Man (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2019).
Columbia World Projects is an initiative at Columbia University that mobilizes the university’s researchers and scholars to work with governments, organizations, businesses and communities to tackle global challenges and improve people’s lives.
Limited spots are available, please submit questions on the registration page or to Cassie Ziegler, firstname.lastname@example.org.