We wanted to make sure you heard the exciting news that Jacob J. Lew, the outgoing U.S. treasury secretary, will join our faculty as a visiting professor on Feb. 1, 2017.

Lew will lecture, teach graduate students, and work with faculty members at SIPA and Columbia University on the subjects of international economics, fiscal and trade policy, and a range of other public policy issues. (Perhaps, the best part of his appointment is that he’ll be on campus during the 2017 Fall semester, too!)

Secretary Lew has led the Treasury Department since 2013, having taken office as the U.S. economy was struggling to regain its footing after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. He helped lead the U.S. economy to its current foundation of economic growth and declining unemployment.

“SIPA is at the forefront of tackling critical policy challenges facing the global community,” said 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.”

We hope you will take advantage of Lew’s expertise as a Seeple next year! Get a jump start and finish your application today. Just remember that the Fall 2017 application deadline is Feb. 5, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST (UTC-5).

[Photo, L-R: Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew and 44th U.S. President Barack Obama]