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Nick Pozek

Assistant Director, Parker School of Foreign & Comparative Law at Columbia University

New York, United States

Nick Pozek is a strategic advisor, futurist and humanitarian with over a decade of experience leading ambitious projects and cross-disciplinary teams. Nick has pioneered new models for engaging global communities, developed strategic cross-sector partnerships, and championed innovation in a variety of organizations.

In his role as Assistant Director, Asian Legal Programs at Columbia Law School, Nick conceptualizes and organizes conferences, symposia, lecture series, research projects, and events about Asia-Pacific regional studies, international law, and globalization. He serves jointly as Assistant Director for the Center on Chinese Legal Studies and the Center for Japanese Legal Studies. He currently serves on the Committee for Intellectual Property of the College Art Association and the Board of Trustees of Global Community Charter School.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: New York, New York

Nick Pozek Points
Academic 20
Author 1
Influencer 174
Speaker 21
Entrepreneur 90
Total 306

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Company Type: Company
Minimum Project Size: Undisclosed
Average Hourly Rate: Undisclosed
Number of Employees: Undisclosed
Company Founded Date: Undisclosed

Areas of Expertise

Business Continuity
Business Strategy 31.89
Change Management 30.11
Culture 30.18
Design Thinking 34.79
Digital Disruption 30.29
Entrepreneurship 30.23
Future of Work
Innovation 30.12
Leadership 31.90
Legal and IP 46.53
Management 31.02
Risk Management 33.97
Digital Transformation 30.04

Industry Experience

Federal & Public Sector
Higher Education & Research


2 Academic Certifications
Master of Arts Management
Carnegie Mellon University
May 04, 2008

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Tags: Design Thinking, Leadership, Management

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Carnegie Mellon University
May 04, 2006

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Tags: Design Thinking, Leadership, Management

1 Article/Blog
Dangerous Ideas: Negotiating Controversial Art At Cultural Nonprofits
Nonprofit Risk Management Center
December 10, 2018
One of the finest sessions among many at our latest Risk Summit in Philadelphia was a program presented by Nick Pozek on the stewardship of cultural nonprofits. Since not everyone had the pleasure of sitting in, NRMC asked Nick if he would write this week’s RISK eNews column, so that our readers could experience his perspective on the use and abuse of controversy. We are grateful he accepted our invitation.

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Tags: Risk Management, Business Strategy, Legal and IP

3 Board Memberships
Board of Directors
Association For Conflict Resolution - Greater New York
February 01, 2021

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Tags: Leadership, Legal and IP, Risk Management

Member, Committee on Intellectual Property
College Art Association
June 30, 2019

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Tags: Design Thinking, Leadership, Legal and IP

Board of Trustees
Global Community Charter School
June 01, 2019

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Tags: Business Strategy, Design Thinking, Leadership

2 Media Interviews
What’s On Your Phone, Nick Pozek?
Arts Management & Technology Laboratory
October 24, 2016

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Disruption, Leadership

Guru Talk: Nick Pozek – Asia Society
DAM Guru Program
July 14, 2016

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Leadership

7 Speaking Engagements
Industry, Philanthropy, and Cultural Exchange inU.S-Japan Relations
International e-Conference on Japanology in New Era, Dhaka University
January 29, 2021

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Tags: Innovation, Culture, Legal and IP

21st Century Leadership: Rethinking Strategy, Vision, Influence, and Power
National Performance Network Annual Conference
December 10, 2019
In an increasingly complex, interdependent, and accelerating world, the cultural sector needs leaders that are not only attuned to the profound shifts that are underway but who also have the vision and resilience to harness these forces to advance their organization’s mission. This session will explore the emerging competencies that are necessary for 21st-century leaders: embracing disruption, navigating decentralized networks, cultivating influence, empowering others, fostering movements, and forging connectedness.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Design Thinking, Leadership

Culture and Creativity Can Prevent WWIII
December 04, 2019
In an increasingly volatile, uncertain, and divided world, can we find common ground and address the existential threats facing humanity? By building bridges of cultural understanding, we also erecting the platforms for collaboration that will enable us to overcome the seemingly intractable challenges of the 21st century. This talk explores how the visual and performing arts lead us to discover our shared humanity and pave a pathway to peace.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Culture, Design Thinking

Dangerous Ideas: Negotiating Controversy In The Stewardship Of Culture
Nonprofit Risk Summit
October 01, 2018
Art becomes controversial when works are perceived as an affront to ideas, norms, and values that they explore. Responses to provocative works can come as demands for censorship and escalate into threats or acts of violence. This seminar explored case studies of controversial works and examined the ways in which institutions negotiated the risks associated with presenting these works.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Culture, Risk Management

Art Fairs & Music Festivals: Cultural Platforms and their Cities
Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit
May 05, 2018
Since 2014, more than 700 people, including cultural leaders, public officials and urban planners, have participated in the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit. Nick will be presenting a session exploring the roles that platform events, such as recurring international art exhibitions, music festivals and convenings play in creating the image of a city and examine the ways in which these types of programs can elevate local talent in service of delivering global impact.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Design Thinking

Negotiation for Museum Technology Professionals
Museums and the Web
April 19, 2017
Museums and the Web is an annual convening of educators, managers, consultants, and technologists from museums, galleries, libraries, science centers, and archives from around the world. Nick will be presenting a 3-hour workshop on the first day of the conference outlining practical negotiation strategies for technology professionals. This highly interactive workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to develop and hone their negotiation skills through engaging exercises and simulated negotiations.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Design Thinking, Digital Disruption

Negotiation for Museum Professionals
Museum Association of New York Annual Conference
April 05, 2017
The MANY Annual Conference is the largest gathering of New York museum staff, board members, and consultants. Nick presented a seminar introducing museum professionals to fundamental negotiation concepts and tools for developing deals that maximize value for both parties. During this 75-minute session, participants explored ways to structure the bargaining process, learned how to identify both their and their counterpart’s interests, and developed the ability to recognize (and counteract) the most common manipulative tactics used by aggressive negotiators.

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Tags: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

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