Columbia University in the City of New York

Harriman Magazine

Alumni Notes
Allan Grafman
M.I.A. 1977; RI Certificate

I was privileged to study with some of the all-time great scholars and educators in the sector, including Marshall Shulman, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and John Hazard. Another highlight of my time at Columbia was participating in the International Fellows program at the School of International Affairs.

Upon graduation, I worked for the U.S.-USSR Trade and Economic Council, whose mission was to facilitate trade between the United States and USSR.

Prior to Columbia I was able to spend a semester at Leningrad State University and was fortunate to revisit after 40 years, just before Covid. So sad to see another dark period enveloping Russia and her people.

Delighted to see Columbia SIPA in the news and vanguard of educating our leaders.