Corzine to Join Princeton Ranks

Accomplished politician and businessman Jon Corzine will teach as a visiting fellow.


Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine may have suffered a crushing defeat in his 2009 re-election campaign, but the accomplished politician and businessman has landed on his feet.

Corzine, who was also a senator and the chairman and co-CEO of Goldman Sachs, will be a visiting fellow at Princeton University for the 2010–2011 school year. The 63-year-old University of Illinois alum will teach a graduate course on state and local policy in the spring semester of 2011, the Daily Princetonian reports. (In addition to his previous government and finance experience, Corzine was recently named CEO of MF Global Holdings, a Wall Street options and futures firm.)

"I was attracted to having him visit the school because of his expertise in both finance and government," Christina Paxson, dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, tells the Daily Princetonian.

The other part of Corzine's fellowship will include hosting a speaker series in the fall. The series will focus on financial regulation, the report says.

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