Jacob Lew Joins SIPA as Visiting Professor

Jacob Lew
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Jacob Lew, the outgoing US treasury secretary, has joined Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs as a visiting professor. An expert on international economics and fiscal and trade policy, Lew will teach graduate students and work with faculty members from across the University on a range of public-policy issues.

“SIPA is at the forefront of tackling critical policy challenges facing the global community,” says Lew. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to share my experience with talented young people who aspire to engage in the world of public policy and international affairs.”

Before serving as treasury secretary, Lew was White House chief of staff and director of the Office of Management and Budget, both under President Barack Obama ’83CC. Previously, he was chief operating officer of Citigroup and executive vice president and chief operating officer of New York University, where he was also a professor of public administration.