Professor James Shapiro Shakespeare Columbia University

James Shapiro (CC’77), the Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature, is among the best known Shakespeare experts in the world and the Shakespeare Scholar in Residence at New York’s Public Theater.

Peacebuilding Congo Severine Autesserre Columbia University Political Science

Séverine Autesserre seen here conducting field research on international peacebuilding in Congo. Photo by Philippe Rosen.

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Polar Bears Cartoon Benjamin Schwartz New Yorker Columbia University
Like the superheroes in the comic books he collected, Benjamin Schwartz (CC’ 03, P&S ’08) grew up feeling he had two identities.

The seminar in 401 Hamilton Hall focused on classic literary texts, including Homer’s Odyssey, Shakespeare’s Othello, and W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk. But this was no ordinary summer school class, and its students were not traditional collegians.

Continuing Education Columbia University Dean Jason Wingard
With a B.A. from Stanford, master’s degrees from Emory and Harvard, and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, Jason Wingard is a one man exemplar of the value of professional education.

As chief of the Civil Rights Bureau at the New York Attorney General’s Office, Columbia Law School lecturer and alumna Kristen M. Clarke ’00 wields a host of state and federal laws to investigate and prosecute discrimination.