Ira A. Lipman is a well known entrepreneur, philanthropist and leader of social justice organizations. In his personal life he is a devoted husband to his wife Barbara and father to his three adult sons as well as a noted collector of art and a passionate collector of books relating to early American history.

Mr. Lipman is the recipient of the Corporate Citizenship Award, The Stanley C. Pace Ethics and Leadership Award along with many other awards.  He is the author of How to be Safe, has edited the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and many articles in the New York Times and the Washington Post as well as other publications. He has endowed awards and professorships notably The Ira A. Lipman Professorship in Journalism and Civil and Human Rights at Columbia University,  The John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism at Columbia University, the Ira A. Lipman Professorship at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security at the Council on Foreign Relations.

On January 23, 2018 the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University announced the establishment of The Ira A. Lipman Center for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights, which will provide leadership for the journalism community by informing and shaping the ways in which we understand race, diversity, civil and human rights.

Mr. Lipman has received praise in many publications including The New York Times.

The purpose of this resource is to bring together in one convenient location Mr. Lipman’s biography and interests as well as his recent writings and statements.