Center for Global Studies hosts career talk on business and art

September 28, 2015

The Center for Global Studies will hold a presentation on Friday, Oct. 2, led by Prajit Dutta of Columbia University. Dutta will discuss his professional development and those experiences which have led him to successful careers both in academia and in the art industry. The talk will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in 111 Chambers Building, the University Park campus.

Dutta is the managing partner in the Aicon group of companies (Aicon Galleries and Aicon Funds) that includes two galleries – Aicon, New York, and Aicon, London — and three private equity funds. Aicon Galleries represents top Indian artists including M.F. Husain, S.H. Raza, Tyeb Mehta and F.N. Souza as well as other leading Pan-Asian masters like Sadequain, Rasheed Araeen and Charles Hossein Zenderoudi. 

Aicon has worked with major museums such as the Guggenheim, Art Institute, Chicago, Metropolitan Museum and the Kiran Nadar Museum, New Delhi. In 2014, the Aicon group launched two projects to support affordable housing initiatives in Ahmedabad and Indore, India.

Currently, Dutta is also a professor of economics at Columbia University where he has taught since 1987.  He is the author of "Strategies and Games: Theory and Practice" (MIT Press, 1999) and numerous research articles.  His research interests are in Game Theory and its Applications. 

He is currently doing research on the economics of climate change as well as on asynchronous games with applications to bargaining and foreign aid. He holds a doctorate from Cornell University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Delhi.

For more information on Aicon Galleries and Aicon Funds, visit their website at

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Last Updated September 28, 2015