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Nicholas Lemann

Professor of Journalism, Columbia University; Director, Columbia World Projects and Columbia Global Reports; Dean Emeritus, Columbia Journalism School

Nicholas Lemann served as Dean of Columbia Journalism School from 2003-13. Now Dean Emeritus and Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism, he also directs Columbia Global Reports, a book publishing venture, and Columbia World Projects, a new institution that implements academic research outside the university. Lemann is a staff writer at The New Yorker. Widely published, he is the author of six books, including "Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream" (2019); "Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War"; "The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy"; and "The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America." He is a member of the New York Institute for the Humanities, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and The American Academy of Political & Social Science.