Jim Leitner serves as President of Falcon Management Corporation, a family office. Jim is known for amassing spectacular returns by using an investment approach that helped him make money across asset classes. In recent years, he established a program in international and comparative political economy at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, endowed a professorship in international studies, and supported a number of international summer internships. Jim established the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School, an innovative “Think-and-Do Tank” that aims to make international human rights protection an everyday reality for marginalized communities around the world. He also established the Leitner Program in International and Comparative political economy at Yale University.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Yale Medal 2010, Yale Alumni
Alumni Medal 2009, Columbia University
AFFILIATIONS AND INVOLVEMENT
Yale President’s Council on International Activities
Yale Investment Committee
Dean's Council of the School of International Columbia University
Public Affairs Columbia University
Columbia University Global Leadership Council
Princeton University’s Institute for International and Regional Studies Advisory Council
Fordham Law School Dean’s Council
Board Member, The Marshall Project
Board of Visitors, School of Communication and Media
Jim's volunteer service to Yale has extended across various disciplines, from astronomy and engineering to international studies.
Jim has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.