Event Calendar

February

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From Japan’s Leading Securities Company to Asia’s Global Investment Bank: History, Challenges and Ambitions
From Japan’s Leading Securities Company to Asia’s Global Investment Bank: History, Challenges, and Ambitions
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Room 303 - Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway, New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge (lunch will be provided) | RSVP Required.

Featuring Shigesuke Kashiwagi, CFO, Nomura Holdings, Inc., and moderated by Hugh Patrick, director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School.

Mr. Kashiwagi will share his experiences building a global business at Nomura, Japan’s leading securities and investment banking company. He will talk about the firm’s ambitions and challenges integrating Lehman Brothers’ Europe and Asia franchises, as well as the broader challenge of building a profitable and sustainable international business. He will also share his perspectives on the future of Japan’s globalization in terms of corporate strategy, organization and culture.

To register for this event, please visit: http://cjeb2016-kashiwagi.eventbrite.com.

If you have questions, please contact Emiko Mizumura, assistant director for Programs at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, at em2265@columbia.edu.

Speaker Bio

Shigesuke Kashiwagi was appointed CFO of Nomura Holdings, Inc. effective April 1st, 2013. Prior to this, he was senior managing director of Group Strategy and Executive Office specializing in regulatory strategy for Nomura. Mr. Kashiwagi first joined Nomura Securities Co., Ltd (NSC) in Tokyo in 1982. After completing his MBA at New York University, he worked in Nomura’s New York office as a fixed income trader through 1990. From 1990 to 1998, he served as head of JGB Trading, head of Institutional Yen Fixed Income Sales and manager of Business Management Planning for the Fixed Income Division. From 1998 to 2000, he was deputy head of the Treasury Department.

In 2000, Mr. Kashiwagi transferred to London and served as managing director and head of the European Fixed Income Division. He returned to Tokyo from London in April 2002 and served as head of the Fixed Income Department of NSC. In April 2004, he was promoted to senior managing director and head of Global Fixed Income. In April 2006, Mr. Kashiwagi was appointed COO of Nomura Holding America, Inc. (NHA). In April 2007, he was promoted to President and CEO of NHA with responsibility for regional management of Americas. He returned to Tokyo in April 2010 and established the “Government Affairs and Risk Advisory Group”. The team integrated into Group Strategy and Executive Office in December 2012. Mr. Kashiwagi is a founding member and co-chair of the Japan Financial Markets Council (JFMC), an association which engages with policymakers on the impact of global regulatory initiatives. Mr. Kashiwagi has a BA in Economics from Keio University in Japan and received an MBA from New York University in 1987.
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Preparing Yourself for Board Service
Preparing Yourself for Board Service


Would you like the opportunity to hear directly from search professionals who help companies plan board recruitment policies?  If so, you should register to catch Gregory Lau (Head of the Board Advisory Practice, RSR Partners), Anthony Goodman (Member of Board Effectiveness Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates), Raj Kalra ( Chief Financial and Administrative, David Lynch Foundation, CBS Career Coach, and CBS alumna) and Allan Grafman (Board Director who has served on Audit, Compensation, Governance and Nominating committees and is an SEC qualified ‘financial expert’ and media authority) and CBS alumnus) in a lively and current panel discussion about what boards look for today, how to get noticed by a board, and how to be successfully considered for a boardroom seat. The panel moderator will be Karen Greenbaum (President and CEO of AESC).

This event offers you a chance to learn:


	Valuable insight on the skills and experiences you should seek to position yourself as an interesting board candidate
	How the push for board diversification could mean earlier opportunities for service than ever before
	The recruitment criteria behind real-life examples of successful board searches


Date: Wednesday, February 10th

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Location: Warren Hall, Feldberg Space 

Cost: $30

Presented by Alumni & EMBA Career Management
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The Silo Effect on Japanese Companies and Elsewhere
The Silo Effect on Japanese Companies and Elsewhere
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Room 326 - Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway, New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge (lunch will be provided) | RSVP Required.

Featuring Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editorfor the Financial Times, and moderated by Hugh Patrick, director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School.

In her recent book, The Silo Effect, award-winning columnist and journalist, Gillian Tett, from the Financial Times examines how our tendency to create functional departments (a.k.a. “silos”) hinders our work. During this lunch seminar, Ms. Tett will discuss the silos’ effects on profitability and innovation in Japan and elsewhere.

To register for this event, please visit: http://cjeb2016-tett.eventbrite.com.

If you have questions, please contact Andy Wanning, senior program officer at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, at aw2040@gsb.columbia.edu.

Speaker Bio

Gillian Tett serves as US managing editor. She writes weekly columns for the Financial Times, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues.

In 2014, she was named “Columnist of the Year” in the British Press Awards and was the first recipient of the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award. Her other honors include a SABEW Award for best feature article (2012), President’s Medal by the British Academy (2011), being recognized as “Journalist of the Year” (2009) and “Business Journalist of the Year” (2008) by the British Press Awards, and as “Senior Financial Journalist of the Year” (2007) by the Wincott Awards. In June 2009 her book, Fool’s Gold, won “Financial Book of the Year” at the inaugural Spear’s Book Awards.

Tett’s past roles at the FT have included US managing editor (2010-2012), assistant editor, capital markets editor, deputy editor of the Lex column, Tokyo bureau chief, and a reporter in Russia and Brussels. Her recent book, The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers, just published by Simon & Schuster in 2015, will look at the global economy and financial system through the lens of cultural anthropology.
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Los Angeles: Kellogg & Columbia Present: Independent Consultant Panel
Los Angeles: Kellogg & Columbia Present:  Independent Consultant Panel 
Presented by the Kellog Alumni Club of Los Angeles and Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Los Angeles
Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Expert DOJO – 395 Santa Monica Place, Unit 308 Santa Monica, CA (Top floor of Santa Monica Mall between The Cheesecake Factory and elevator in the center of the mall)

Cost: $20 until February 4, 2016, $25 thereafter and at the door. Cost includes food and drinks.

Click here to RSVP. 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact KACLA Co-President Alon Naftali at naftali.alon@gmail.com

The Kellogg Alumni Club of Los Angeles and Columbia Business School Alumni of Los Angeles are pleased to invite you to an exciting evening featuring a panel of Independent Consultants! This unique panel has over 100 years of combined experience in various industries including strategy, management, technology, retail, business valuation, product design and more. 

Join us at the beautiful Expert DOJO facility that overlooks the Santa Monica Promenade on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6 p.m. for appetizers, drinks, networking, and an interactive session with our featured panelists:

Gayla Kraetsh-Hartsough, President of KH Consulting Group
Adam Mendler, CEO of the Veloz Group
Lopa Desai, Freelance Consulting Henry Reed, Owner of Pasadena Advisors
Daryl Harris, Independent UX Design Consultant
Linda Shepard, Linda Shepard Consulting
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San Francisco Centennial Showcase
RSVP required. Click here to register. If you have any questions, please e-mail alumni@gsb.columbia.edu.

San Francisco Centennial Showcase
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Hilton San Francisco Financial District, 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco, California

We invite you to join fellow alumni, current students, renowned faculty members, and School leaders for Columbia Business School's Centennial Showcases in California to celebrate the School's 100th anniversary. Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, will reflect on the remarkable history of this institution and look ahead to its exciting future, sharing predictions about what is in store for management education and business at large.

The celebration of the Centennial started in August and will continue through 2016. This event is part of a 14-city global Centennial Showcase series hosted by Dean Hubbard. 

The Columbia Business School Centennial is a special opportunity to engage with the School's global network, connect over shared traditions, and celebrate the launch of our second century of success at the very center of business. For more information on the Centennial, please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu/centennial.
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The Latest Landscape of International Finance
The Latest Landscape of International Finance
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Room 332 - Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway, New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge (lunch will be provided) | RSVP Required.

Featuring Tatsuo Yamasaki, former Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs at Japan’s Ministry of Finance, and moderated by Hugh Patrick, director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School.

Mr. Yamasaki will talk about his perspectives on the global economy and international finance given his experience as Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, with special attention to topics such as the Chinese economy, AIIB, and Greece. He will then present the current picture of economics and politics in Japan, including an update on the progress of the “third arrow” and the challenges ahead.

To register for this event, please visit: http://cjeb2016-yamasaki.eventbrite.com.

If you have questions, please contact Andy Wanning, senior program officer at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, at aw2040@gsb.columbia.edu.

Speaker Bio

Mr. Tatsuo Yamasaki served as the vice minister of Finance for International Affairs from July 2014 to July 2015, after serving for two years as the director-general of the International Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Finance. He joined the Ministry of Finance in 1980. He worked as a chief economist of the JBIC from 1997 to 2000, based in Singapore. He served as the director and the deputy director-general in the International Bureau of the Ministry of Finance. From 2008 through 2010, he worked as the deputy commissioner for International Affairs of the Japanese Financial Services Agency. During this period he also assumed the position of vice chairman for the Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).
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New York: Artists in Coversation for Open This End - Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne
For more information visit http://www.columbia.edu/cu/wallach/exhibitions/Open-This-End/Open-This-End.html.

Artists in Coversation for Open This End - Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne 
Presented by the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University
Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 4-6 p.m.
Location TBA

Cost: Free to attend.

Curator Joseph R. Wolin will lead a panel discussion featuring several of the artist included in the exhibition, Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne.

This exhibition is organized and sponsored by The Skylark Foundation.
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Los Angeles Centennial Showcase
RSVP required. Click here to register. If you have any questions, please e-mail alumni@gsb.columbia.edu.

Los Angeles Centennial Showcase
Thursday, February 18, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, California

We invite you to join fellow alumni, current students, renowned faculty members, and School leaders for Columbia Business School's Centennial Showcases in California to celebrate the School's 100th anniversary. Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, will reflect on the remarkable history of this institution and look ahead to its exciting future, sharing predictions about what is in store for management education and business at large.

The celebration of the Centennial started in August and will continue through 2016. This event is part of a 14-city global Centennial Showcase series hosted by Dean Hubbard. 

The Columbia Business School Centennial is a special opportunity to engage with the School's global network, connect over shared traditions, and celebrate the launch of our second century of success at the very center of business. For more information on the Centennial, please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu/centennial.
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22nd Annual PE+VC Conference, “Creating Value in Dynamic Markets”
22nd Annual PE+VC Conference, “Creating Value in Dynamic Markets”
Presented by the Columbia Business School Private Equity & Venture Capital Club
Friday, February 19, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036


Cost: $125 current PE+VC members; $150 student/faculty; $375 alumni; $500 professional

This year's conference will feature keynotes from distinguished guests including David Rubenstein (The Carlyle Group), Anton Levy '03 (General Atlantic), Arif Naqvi (The Abraaj Group), Molly Ashby (Solera Capital), and Wayne Berman (The Blackstone Group). Panelists from the industry's leading firms will also cover topics including: leveraged buyouts, growth equity, venture capital, operating, emerging markets, real estate, and search funds.

To register please go to: www.cbspevcconference.com

For more information please contact the conference committee at info@cbspevcconference.com.
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Houston: Breakfast with Jason Bordoff, SIPA CGEP Founding Director
Please RSVP so that we have an accurate estimate for our reservation with the venue. To register, click here. If you have questions about this event contact Daniel Carter '07 at dcarter07@gsb.columbia.edu.

Houston: Breakfast with Jason Bordoff, SIPA CGEP Founding Director
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Houston and Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs
Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 7-9 a.m.
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa - 111 North Post Oak Lane Houston, Texas

Cost: $26.62 for alumni and guests.

Please join Jason Bordoff, founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University's School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) for a talk on energy (https://sipa.columbia.edu/faculty/jason-bordoff) . Jason will discuss current thinking on the energy industry, distilled from the work of the Center on Global Energy Policy.

Please join us in thanking SIPA for supporting this event in honor of the SIPA School’s 70th anniversary. We look forward to this joint event with SIPA and welcoming all CUCSTX members and Columbia alumni to join us for this opportunity to connect with the latest thinking from the University. Feel free and invite "friends of Columbia".
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Boston: An entrepreneurship discussion with First Commons Bank Founder Tony Nuzzo ‘75
RSVP is required as capacity is limited. Click here to register for this event. If you have questions, please contact Ben Grossman ’06 at BGrossman06@gsb.columbia.edu .

Boston: An entrepreneurship discussion with First Commons Bank Founder Tony Nuzzo ‘75
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Boston
Thursday, February 25, 2016, from 6-8:00 p.m.
First Commons Bank - 718 Beacon Street Newton, MA 02459

Cost: $11.24 for CBS and Columbia University Alumni, $16.37 for guests

The Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Boston is pleased to announce an exciting presentation by CBS Alum and First Commons Bank Founder & Leader, Tony Nuzzo ‘75.  You certainly won’t want to miss it!

The first 50 attendees will obtain an autographed copy of his book, "The Business Pact."

Tony Nuzzo ’75 is the Chairman, President & CEO of First Commons Bank and was the bank's Primary Organizer during its organizational phase. The bank, based in Newton Centre, opened for business on July 22, 2009 and currently has more than $315 million in total assets, placing it in the top third of all banks in the United States. 

Mr. Nuzzo will address three areas:


	How he started First Commons Bank. 
	Connecting business thinking with daily living as can be read in his award winning book, “The Business PACT.” 
	Lessons that could be learned from his unusual career path which began after he graduated from Columbia Business School with the “The Business School Service Award” and entered the workplace in packaged goods marketing with Procter & Gamble. 


 
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12th Annual Columbia Healthcare Conference: New York at the Center of Healthcare Transformation
12th Annual Columbia Healthcare Conference: New York at the Center of Healthcare Transformation
Presented the student-run Columbia Business School Healthcare Industry Association (HCIA) and the Columbia Business School Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management (HPM) Program
Friday, February 26, 2016 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, New York

Cost: $125 for alumni | $200 for industry professionals and non-alumni guests | RSVP Required.

This year’s conference will showcase the dynamic healthcare ecosystem that exists within New York City. From scientists and entrepreneurs developing novel therapeutics and technologies, to healthcare practitioners that use and prescribe them, to financiers that provide the capital needed for growth, New York is home to a robust and rapidly evolving healthcare landscape that is creating disruptive change in the industry. Through a series of speakers, including keynote from Dr. Thomas P. Maniatis, panels, and, new this year, a healthcare startup expo, the conference will provide attendees an insider’s look to the broad trends in healthcare and how opinion leaders and firms in the city are driving key industry developments.

To register for this event, please visit: http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/cbshealthcareconference/register.

For additional information regarding this event, please visit the Healthcare Conference website at www.gsb.columbia.edu/cbshealthcareconference or contact the HCIA Conference VPs at cbshcconference@gmail.com .
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New York: "Leap Year" Family Day for Open This End - Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne
For more information visit http://www.columbia.edu/cu/wallach/exhibitions/Open-This-End/Open-This-End.html.

"Leap Year" Family Day for Open This End - Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne 
Presented by the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University
Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location TBA

Cost: Free to attend.

This exhibition is organized and sponsored by The Skylark Foundation.
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March

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New Jersey: An Evening with Tom Szaky, Founder & CEO of Trenton-based TerraCycle
RSVP is required. Click here to register for this event. If you have questions, please contact Stu Malakoff ’96 at stuart_malakoff@ml.com or (609) 243-7840.

An Evening with Tom Szaky, Founder & CEO of Trenton-based TerraCycle 
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New Jersey
Tuesday, March 1, 2015, from 6-9 p.m.
Merrill Lynch, 7 Roszel Rd, 4th Fl, Princeton, New Jersey

Cost: Complimentary.

Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New Jersey welcomes local Eco-Entrepreneur, Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of TerraCycle. Tom will discuss the evolution of TerraCycle from start-up through its current standing as an international leader in the collection and repurposing of post-consumer and post-industrial waste. He will touch on early and ongoing challenges, as well as the partnerships that TerraCycle has formed with other companies in order to drive awareness and growth.

Tom’s presentation will be bookended by networking with other CBS attendees.  Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments provided by Merrill Lynch.  
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Operation Tomodachi: What is the Appropriate Response of a Leader in a Crisis Situation?
Operation Tomodachi: What is the Appropriate Response of a Leader in a Crisis Situation?
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Room 1501 - International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street, New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge | RSVP Required.

Featuring Paul Ingram, Kravis Professor of Business and faculty director for the Columbia Senior Executive Program, Columbia Business School, Matthew Feely, adjunct assistant professor, Columbia Business School, and moderated by Hugh Patrick, director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School.

This event is co-sponsored by the Mitsui USA Foundation.

March 11, 2016 will be the 5th anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake in Japan. It took 15,894 lives, and 2,563 people are still missing today. At the 17th Annual Mitsui USA Symposium, “Operation Tomodachi: What is the Appropriate Response of a Leader in a Crisis Situation?,” Columbia Business School’s Professor Paul Ingram and Professor Matthew Feely, who is a former commanding officer of the US Navy’s Fleet Logistics Center, will present their case study on the extraordinary story of Operation Tomodachi. This will be a rare opportunity to engage with course material developed for use at Columbia Business School and other leading business schools world-wide.

Case Summary: “The aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami presented a plethora of challenges to the commanding officer of the US Navy’s Fleet Logistics Center, Yokosuka, located two hundred miles southwest of the epicenter of the earthquake. As news of the widening damage spread, the commanding officer had to address two key questions: How should he manage requests for help in the absence of required bureaucratic approvals? And, what approach to leading the Japanese labor force would be most effective?”

In order to facilitate a lively classroom discussion, the audience will be asked to consider the appropriate responses of a leader in a crisis situation. The case will be made available to registrants; prior reading is highly recommended.

To register for this event, please visit: http://cjeb2016-mitsui.eventbrite.com.

If you have questions, please contact Emiko Mizumura, assistant director for Programs at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, at em2265@columbia.edu.

Speaker Bios

Paul Ingram is the Kravis Professor Business at the Columbia Business School, and Faculty Director of the Columbia Senior Executive Program. His PhD is from Cornell University and he was on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University before coming to Columbia. He has held visiting professorships at Tel Aviv University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Toronto.

The courses he teaches on management and strategy benefit from his research on organizations in the United States, Canada, Israel, Scotland, China and Australia. His research has been published in more than forty articles, book chapters and books. Ingram’s current research projects examine the influence of intergovernmental organizations on foreign direct investment and democratization; the structure and efficacy of managers; professional networks in China and the United States; and the effects of networks and institutions on the evolution of the Glasgow shipbuilding industry. He has served as a consulting editor for the American Journal of Sociology, a senior editor for Organization Science, an Associate Editor for Management Science and on the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly and Strategic Organization. He has served as President of the College of Organization Science of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), and he is a member of the Program Advisory Board of WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany.

Paul’s undergraduate degree is from Brock University where received the Governor General’s Award as the top graduating student. In 2004 he received the Distinguished Graduate Award from Brock’s Faculty of Business. In 2007 he won the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence at the Columbia Business School, in 2011 he received the Award for Commitment to Excellence twice, once from the graduating EMBA Global-Asia class and second time from the graduating New York-based classes. He has thrice been chosen by graduating EMBA students to deliver the keynote speech at their commencement ceremony. He has consulted on issues of organizational design and strategy to leading companies in the finance, health care and consumer products industries. Paul was born in Canada to immigrant parents. He is an alumnus of the proletariat, and the first in his family to attend college.

Matthew Feely joined the management faculty in May 20l3, providing leadership lectures to MBA and Executive MBA candidates, as well as Columbia Business School's Senior Executive Program participants.

Fusing theoretical knowledge with practical experience gained from a three decade-long navy career, Matt's lecture analyzing leadership techniques used during - and leadership lessons derived from - "Operation Tomodachi," a joint Japan-U.S. response to the cascading series of crises starting with the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, is particularly popular. His elective course, Top Management Process, focuses on leadership considerations useful to general managers and chief executive officers.

Research interests include: leadership decision-making; low-probability, high-consequence event risk management and planning; and enterprise strategy development.

A native of Dedham, Massachusetts, Matt graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and earned an MBA and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a distinguished graduate of the National Defense University, and he completed Columbia University's Graduate School of Business Senior Executive Program.

When not working, Matt enjoys: exercising; college sports; reading; and thoughtful discussions regarding economic policy, environmental policy, national security strategy, and geo-politics. He is also a sailor with a keen interested in maritime history and is writing a book on the subject.
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Concert: Jay Campbell, cello
Concert: Jay Campbell, cello
Presented by Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (south of 118th Street), New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge and RSVP is not required.

Renowned cellist, Jay Campbell, returns to the Italian Academy to kickoff the Spring 2016 Concert Series.

    “He plays even new music with romantic flair and an instinct for the sweeping gesture...” –The New York Times

The concert will feature works by: Messiaen, Scelsi, and Hildegard von Bingen.

For more information regarding this and other upcoming Italtian Academy events, please visit: http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/events.

If you have questions, please contact the Italian Academy at itacademy@columbia.edu.
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2016 Family Business Conference
To register for this event, please click here.  

2016 Family Business Conference
Presented by the Columbia Business School Family Business Club
Friday, March 4, 2016 from 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
1 West 54th Street, New York, New York

Dress Code: Business Formal (Jacket & Tie Required)
Cost: 

Join students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the School for a day of networking and discussions on the family ownership model at the third annual Family Business Conference on Friday, March 4 in midtown Manhattan.  

The theme this year is The Competitive Advantage of Family Businesses.  We will host several panel and plenary sessions including:


	Developing a Competitive Advantage
	Women in Family Businesses
	The New Generation: Leveraging the Family Business to Pursue Other Passions


Select speakers include James Y. Chao ’74, Chairman of the Board, Westlake Chemical Corporation; Adriana Cisneros CC ’02, CEO and Vice Chairman, Cisneros; and Jack Mitchell, Chairman, Mitchells Family of Stores (Mitchells/Richards/March and Wilkes Bashford) and Executive in Residence, Columbia Business School.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day and we look forward to seeing you at our hosted open bar reception after the conference.

The Family Business Club has over 100 members and is an active and growing organization with interesting students from a diverse array of industries and nationalities.  This annual conference is one of our most important events during the academic year and will provide a unique opportunity to hear amazing speakers, engaging in interesting panels, and network with industry professionals.  

For more information, please contact Kristie Karnadi at KKarnadi17@gsb.columbia.edu.   

To register, please click here

 
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Robotics Law and Ethics Conference
Robotics Law and Ethics Conference
Presented by Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Friday, March 4, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (south of 118th Street), New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge | RSVP Required.

Are existing legal frameworks adequate and workable in light of the advent and rapid proliferation of robotics technologies? Do developments in the field of robotics affect legal and social norms, values, and processes? These questions and more will be addressed in detail at this all-day, multi-disciplinary conference.

Featured Speakers


	
Barbara Henry (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa)

	
Lydia H. Liu (Columbia University)

	
Ronald Sandler (Ethics Institute, Northeastern University)

	
John Basl (Northeastern University)

	
Sunil K. Agrawal (Columbia University)

	
Erica Palmerini (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa)

	
Bryant Walker Smith (University of South Carolina)

	
Andrea Bertolini (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa)



This event is co-sponsored by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa and organized by Erica Palmerini.

To register for this event, please visit: http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/node/1234/register.

If you have questions, please contact the Italian Academy at itacademy@columbia.edu.
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Japan Economic Seminar
Japan Economic Seminar
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Friday, March 4, 2016 from 1:00 - 5:50 p.m.
Room 141 - Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway, New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge | RSVP Required.

Join fellow alumni and Columbia Business School community members for this annual event of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB)

Dicussion Topics


	Are Japanese Men of Pensionable Age Underemployed or Overemployed?
	Bias Corrections in the Estimation of Depreciation Rates: A Case of Residential and Commercial Real Estate
	Exiting from QE
	Was the Forex Fixing Fixed?


Featured Speakers


	
Fumio Hayashi, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Visiting Fellow, CJEB
	
Jiro Yoshida, Assistant Professor of Business, Pennsylvania State University
	
Emiko Usui, Professor, Hitotsubashi University
	
Masako Kurosawa, Professor of Economics, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Visiting Fellow, CJEB
	
Masahiro Yamada, Professor, Hitotsubashi University
	
Richard Levich, Professor of Finance and International Business; Deputy Chair, Department of Finance, New York University
	
Martin Evans, Professor of Economics, Georgetown University


Discussion Moderators


	
Takatoshi Ito, Associate Director of Research, CJEB, and Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
	
Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
	
David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB, and Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Department of Economics, Columbia University
	
Tokuo Iwaisako, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University


The Japan Economic Seminar thanks the James Nakamura Fund and the Sasakawa Foundation for their support.
 

To register for this event, please visit: http://cjeb2016-jes.eventbrite.com.

If you have questions, please contact Andy Wanning, senior program officer at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, at aw2040@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Workshop: Managing Up and Across Organizations
Managing Up and Across Organizations


Managing your leadership brand is essential to your success in organizations - perhaps the most important and challenging task we face in business.  This presentation will focus on some critical components of building an effective leadership brand, including:  How to “manage up,” how to develop productive peer and subordinate relationships, dealing with workplace politics, and how to get that promotion and/or succeed on the performance appraisal.  The program will address effective leadership mindset AND practice when it comes to these topics.

Date: Saturday, March 5th

Time: 11:40 PM - 12:25 PM EST

Cost: $30

(Catering will be available before workshop begins.)

Presented by Alumni & EMBA Career Management
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BRITE '16 Conference: Brands, Innovation, and Technology
BRITE ’16 Conference: Brands, Innovation, and Technology 
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Center on Global Brand Leadership
Monday, March 7 - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 
Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University, 2920 Broadway (at 115th Street), New York, New York

Cost: $395 for CBS alumni (more than half-off the full ticket price); RSVP required.

BRITE ’16 will bring together 500+ leaders from business, technology, media, and marketing to discuss how innovation, and shifting social trends are transforming the ways that companies build and sustain great brands.

BRITE offers a distinctive blend of thinkers and doers, both onstage and off. Participants come to think differently about the changing global landscape brands face today, and to connect with a best-in-class group of innovators, marketers, entrepreneurs, and champions of social enterprise.

BRITE ’16 Featured Speakers include:


	
Linda Boff, Chief Marketing Officer, GE

	
Julie Bauer, President, Panasonic Consumer Electronics

	
Shelly Lazarus ’70, former Chairman and CEO, Ogilvy & Mather

	
Lew Frankfort ’69, former Chairman and CEO, Coach

	
Daniel Lubetzky, Founder and CEO, Kind Snacks

	
Rita McGrath, author, “The End of Competitive Advantage”

	
Donna Hoffman, Professor, George Washington University School of Business

	
Scott Erickson, Senior Director, HoloLens, Microsoft

	
Don Kurz ’79, CEO, Omelet

	
Gregg Renfrew, Founder and CEO, Beautycounter 

	
Michael Schrage, Research Fellow, MIT Center for Digital Business, MIT 

	
Sylvia Bellezza, Assistant Professor, Columbia Business School

	
Bernd Schmitt, Professor, Columbia Business School



Topics at BRITE ’16 will include:


	A future of virtual and augmented reality
	Building transient advantage through continuous reconfiguration
	The ‘brand tourism’ phenomenon
	Emerging business and technology futures in healthcare
	Succeeding in a time of digital transformation
	Redefining customer experiences and touchpoints
	Growth through social purpose
	Columbia Business School Centennial Panel: Reflections on the past and future of business and brand building


For more information about the conference and to register visit: http://briteconference.com.

If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Gabriela Torres Patiño, assistant director at the Center on Global Brand Leadership, at contact@globalbrands.org.

To learn more about the Center on Global Brand Leadership visit: www.gsb.columbia.edu/globalbrands.
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The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise Awards Breakfast 2016 honoring the Carson Family
The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise Awards Breakfast 2016 honoring the Carson Family
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Tamer Center for Social Enterprise
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. 
The Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street, New York, New York

Cost: Individual tickets begin at $250 (additional sponsorship opportunities can be found online) RSVP Required.

The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and Breakfast Chairs, Paul Guenther ’64, Bill Lambert ’72, and Tony and Sandra Tamer invite you to the inaugural Tamer Center for Social Enterprise Awards Breakfast, where we will unveil the Horton Award and honor individuals who pioneer the use of social enterprise solutions.

Join us as we celebrate the inaugural recipients of the Horton Award, Russell ’67, Judith, Cecily, Edward, and Madeline Carson, for their long-time support of social enterprise at Columbia Business School and the significant time and resources they have dedicated to building the nonprofit community in New York City.

To register for this event, please visit: www.gsb.columbia.edu/socialenterprise/awardsbreakfast.

For additional information regarding this event, please contact Gwen Shufro at grs2107@gsb.columbia.edu.
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New York: Art, Ethics & Philantrophy Roundtable for Open This End - Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne
For more information visit http://www.columbia.edu/cu/wallach/exhibitions/Open-This-End/Open-This-End.html.

Art, Ethics & Philantrophy Roundtable for Open This End - Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne 
Presented by the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 6:30-8 p.m.
301 Uris Hall, Columbia University, 3022 Broadway, New York, New York

Cost: Free to attend.

Join us for a roundtable discussion on art, ethics, and philanthropy featuring Blake Byrne ’61, and moderated by Bruce Kogut, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. This event is preceded by a special exhibition viewing from 5-6 p.m.

This exhibition is organized and sponsored by The Skylark Foundation.
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Seoul Centennial Showcase
RSVP required. Click here to register. If you have any questions, please e-mail alumni@gsb.columbia.edu.

Seoul Centennial Showcase
Thursday, March 10, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Lotte Hotel, 30 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

We invite you to join fellow alumni, current students, renowned faculty members, and School leaders for Columbia Business School's Centennial Showcases in Asia to celebrate the School's 100th anniversary. Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, will reflect on the remarkable history of this institution and look ahead to its exciting future, sharing predictions about what is in store for management education and business at large.

The celebration of the Centennial started in August and will continue through 2016. This event is part of a 14-city global Centennial Showcase series hosted by Dean Hubbard. 

The Columbia Business School Centennial is a special opportunity to engage with the School's global network, connect over shared traditions, and celebrate the launch of our second century of success at the very center of business. For more information on the Centennial, please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu/centennial.
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Executive Search Panel and Cocktails: Columbia Business School Alumni
Executive Search Panel and Cocktails


Alumni & EMBA Career Management, in partnership with BlueSteps and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), invites you to join us for a lively panel discussion featuring professionals from top retained executive search firms who will discuss their work and the current landscape in their areas of sector/functional coverage.

Also in attendance will be alumni from the London School of Business, Kellogg School of Management, NYU Stern School of Business, and INSEAD. After the panel discussion, there will be time for open networking.

Date: Thursday, March 10th

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Location: The Columbia Club of New York 

Price: $30

Wine, cocktails, beer and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

 
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Executive Search Panel and Cocktails: London Business School Alumni
Executive Search Panel and Cocktails


Alumni & EMBA Career Management, in partnership with BlueSteps and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), invites you to join us for a lively panel discussion featuring professionals from top retained executive search firms who will discuss their work and the current landscape in their areas of sector/functional coverage.

Also in attendance will be alumni from the Columbia Business School, Kellogg School of Management, NYU Stern School of Business, and INSEAD. After the panel discussion, there will be time for open networking.

Date: Thursday, March 10th

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Location: The Columbia Club of New York 

Price: $50

Wine, cocktails, beer and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

 
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Executive Search Panel and Cocktails: Kellogg School of Management Alumni
Executive Search Panel and Cocktails


Alumni & EMBA Career Management, in partnership with BlueSteps and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), invites you to join us for a lively panel discussion featuring professionals from top retained executive search firms who will discuss their work and the current landscape in their areas of sector/functional coverage.

Also in attendance will be alumni from the Columbia Business School, London School of Business, NYU Stern School of Business, and INSEAD. After the panel discussion, there will be time for open networking.

Date: Thursday, March 10th

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Location: The Columbia Club of New York 

Price: $50

Wine, cocktails, beer and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

 
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Executive Search Panel and Cocktails: NYU Stern School of Business Alumni
Executive Search Panel and Cocktails


Alumni & EMBA Career Management, in partnership with BlueSteps and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), invites you to join us for a lively panel discussion featuring professionals from top retained executive search firms who will discuss their work and the current landscape in their areas of sector/functional coverage.

Also in attendance will be alumni from the Columbia Business School, London School of Business, Kellogg School of Management, and INSEAD. After the panel discussion, there will be time for open networking.

Date: Thursday, March 10th

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Location: The Columbia Club of New York 

Price: $50

Wine, cocktails, beer and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

 
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Executive Search Panel and Cocktails: INSEAD Alumni
Executive Search Panel and Cocktails


Alumni & EMBA Career Management, in partnership with BlueSteps and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), invites you to join us for a lively panel discussion featuring professionals from top retained executive search firms who will discuss their work and the current landscape in their areas of sector/functional coverage.

Also in attendance will be alumni from the Columbia Business School, London School of Business, Kellogg School of Management, and INSEAD. After the panel discussion, there will be time for open networking.

Date: Thursday, March 10th

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Location: The Columbia Club of New York 

Price: $50

Wine, cocktails, beer and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

 
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News and Finance: How the Media Affects Markets
News and Finance: How the Media Affects Markets
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Program for Financial Studies
Friday, March 11, 2016 from 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Columbia University, New York, New York

Save the Date!

Financial economists have long been interested in how markets incorporate information. In the last decade, the confluence of improved computational tools and data availability for text analysis have led to new research methods and many important insights into how markets respond to the news media. But how does information become news in the first place? How do choices made by journalists shape the news to which markets react?

Organized by Columbia Business School faculty members–Paul Glasserman, Harry Mamaysky, and Paul Tetlock–around their current research, this conference will bring together journalists, academics, and finance leaders to exchange perspectives on the dissemination of news and its influence on markets.

Keynote Speaker


	
Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business


Distinguished Journalists


	
James B. Stewart, “Common Sense” Columnist, Business Section, The New York Times

	
Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times (invited)
	
Matt Winkler, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News
	
Jason Zweig, Author of the weekly “Intelligent Investor” column, Wall Street Journal



Academic Experts


	
William N. Goetzmann, Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies and Director of the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management
	
Tim Loughran, C.R. Smith Professor of Finance, University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
	
David Solomon, Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
	
Denis Sosyura, Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
	
Paul Tetlock, Professor of Business, Finance and Economics division, Columbia Business School


Registration will open in February 2016. For more information regarding this event, please visit: www.gsb.columbia.edu/financialstudies/newsconference.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Elena Piercy, executive director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at emp2167@gsb.columbia.edu or 212-854-6953.
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Workshop: Dealing Proactively with Change in the Workplace
Dealing Proactively with Change in the Workplace


No matter what type of industry sector or organization you work in, chances are that you deal with change on a regular basis. In this new workshop, which is offered through the Career Management Center’s Career Leadership Institute, we will take a practitioner’s perspective to focus on best practices for managing change from both the leader’s and the participant’s point of view. Students are encouraged to bring examples of change initiatives at work – from either a leader or participant perspective – and share what worked (or did not work) in these experiences.

Date: Saturday, March 12th

Time: 11:40 PM - 12:25 PM EST

Cost: $30

(Catering will be available before workshop begins.)

Presented by Alumni & EMBA Career Management
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Hong Kong Centennial Showcase
RSVP required. Click here to register. If you have any questions, please e-mail alumni@gsb.columbia.edu.

Seoul Centennial Showcase
Monday, March 14, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Conrad Hotel, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

We invite you to join fellow alumni, current students, renowned faculty members, and School leaders for Columbia Business School's Centennial Showcases in Asia to celebrate the School's 100th anniversary. Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, will reflect on the remarkable history of this institution and look ahead to its exciting future, sharing predictions about what is in store for management education and business at large.

The celebration of the Centennial started in August and will continue through 2016. This event is part of a 14-city global Centennial Showcase series hosted by Dean Hubbard. 

The Columbia Business School Centennial is a special opportunity to engage with the School's global network, connect over shared traditions, and celebrate the launch of our second century of success at the very center of business. For more information on the Centennial, please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu/centennial.
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Workshop: Executive Presence: Communicating with Impact
Executive Presence: Communicating with Impact


Communicating isn’t only that great first handshake, small talk, and eye contact. It’s every aspect of how we interact with our world – letters, emails, cell phones. A word here or a word there, especially in emails, can radically change the tone or intent. EMBA Career Management will review communications formats, with emphasis on real sample letters and emails (and a few voice mail stories, too) to come up with some basic strategies for getting our points across more clearly. Even experienced level professionals can benefit from a refresher on these key concepts.

Presented by Ellis Chase.

Date: Tuesday, March 16

Time:12:30 to 1:30 EST

Location: Alumni Career Management Conference Room

Cost: $25

 

Promoted by Alumni and EMBA Career Management
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Mumbai Centennial Showcase
RSVP required. Click here to register. If you have any questions, please e-mail alumni@gsb.columbia.edu.

Mumbai Centennial Showcase
Wednesday, March 16, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, 1/136, Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai, India

We invite you to join fellow alumni, current students, renowned faculty members, and School leaders for Columbia Business School's Centennial Showcases in Asia to celebrate the School's 100th anniversary. Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, will reflect on the remarkable history of this institution and look ahead to its exciting future, sharing predictions about what is in store for management education and business at large.

The celebration of the Centennial started in August and will continue through 2016. This event is part of a 14-city global Centennial Showcase series hosted by Dean Hubbard. 

The Columbia Business School Centennial is a special opportunity to engage with the School's global network, connect over shared traditions, and celebrate the launch of our second century of success at the very center of business. For more information on the Centennial, please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu/centennial.
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Workshop: Asserting Yourself at Work
Asserting Yourself at Work


This presentation will examine the tools and techniques needed to be assertive, rather than passive or aggressive, in order to have positive and more productive working relationships. Participants will learn how to effectively influence others in their organizations through the use of personal power versus positional power.

Date: Saturday, March 19th

Time: 11:40 PM - 12:25 PM EST

Cost: $30

(Catering will be available before workshop begins.)

Presented by Alumni & EMBA Career Management
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Webinar: Making Your Career Fit Your Style: Introduction to MBTI
Making Your Career Fit Your Style: Introduction to MBTI 


There is no assessment that can tell you what you should be doing professionally. Assessments are only tools that can assist you in making those decisions. For example, Career Leader focuses on your interests and values. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator focuses on personal style. Its basic question is “What is your innate preference in terms of motivation, learning, decision-making, and structure?” This small workshop will discuss MBTI styles and will review results from your having taken the instrument online a few weeks prior to the class. Results will only be distributed at the class, so please plan to attend the session in person. MBTI is among the world’s largest and most popular assessment instruments, and can be utilized in deciding on the right work culture, helping to articulate the types of careers being considered, hiring practices, team building, and conflict resolution. 

Date: Monday, March 21st

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Cost: $40

Presented by Alumni & EMBA Career Management Center
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Careers in Franchise Ownership Workshop
Are you considering entrepreneurship as a career option but want a proven business model to get to your goals more quickly and safer?Would you like to run a business of your own that will provide greater autonomy and independence, but are not sure how to find, or choose, the right business for you?If you have answered Yes to either of these questions, then the franchise workshop is fo...
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What the Allies Knew About the Holocaust
What the Allies Knew About the Holocaust
Presented by Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (south of 118th Street), New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge and RSVP is not required.

This program addresses the relation between the spreading of information and international humanitarian intervention, using the historical perspective of World War II.

This event is co-sponsored by the Centro Primo Levi and the Alliance Program at Columbia University.

For more information regarding this and other upcoming Italian Academy events, please visit: http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/events.

If you have questions, please contact the Italian Academy at itacademy@columbia.edu.
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Concert: Momenta Quartet with Marcy Rosen, cello
Concert: Momenta Quartet with Marcy Rosen, cello
Presented by Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (south of 118th Street), New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge and RSVP is not required.

Momenta Quartet incorporates the strengths and passions of each of its individual members. Current members have been playing together since 2009, with Adda Kridler joining in 2012.

For more information regarding this and other upcoming Italtian Academy events, please visit: http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/events.

If you have questions, please contact the Italian Academy at itacademy@columbia.edu.
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Workshop: The Socially Intelligent MBA
The Socially Intelligent MBA 


MBAs come to Columbia Business School to either move up within their organizations/industries, or to figure out how to leverage their backgrounds into different disciplines. Like most professionals, many think that being smart or possessing advanced skills and degrees or working extremely hard is enough. It’s not. Every significant study of what makes individuals successful in organizations has emphasized the so-called “soft skills” as being the critical differentiator. This new presentation will survey some critical social intelligence skills, including personal presentation and branding, assertiveness, and communication styles.

Date: Wednesday, April 2nd

Time: 11:40 AM - 12:25 PM EST

Cost: $30

(Catering will be available before workshop begins.)

Presented by Alumni & EMBA Career Management Center
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Freshfields/Columbia Global Business and Law Symposium
Freshfields/Columbia Global Business and Law Symposium
Presented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP and the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia University
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.
The St. Regis New York, 2 East 55th Street, New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge; RSVP required.

Save the Date!

The first of three annual conferences, the inaugural Global Business and Law Symposium is intended to serve as a forum for business leaders, academics and lawyers to explore and discuss the key business and legal challenges and opportunities across the globe.

As U.S. businesses increasingly seek opportunities to expand globally, new and often novel risks and challenges are appearing. Navigating different business cultures and operating environments, managing complex and often competing regulatory authorities and understanding varying intellectual property protections and volatile geopolitical concerns are just some of the many challenges that businesses face. The Symposium’s sessions will focus on business-driven as well as legally-focused topics, including M&A and antitrust, regulatory/compliance and social impact. A Columbia faculty member will begin each session with a brief contextual introduction, which will be followed by open panel discussions featuring business leaders, academics, and lawyers. The schedule is organized to allow for an interactive learning experience as well as an opportunity to network.

Attire: Business

Invitation and registration information to follow.

If you have questions, please contact Christine Kim at christine.kim@freshfields.com.
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Webinar: Bridge Jobs
Bridge Jobs 


Career changes are tough, but definitely feasible, even in difficult economic situations. This workshop will review the basics of self-assessment as a first critical step in the process, validating baseline options through building new networks and utilizing research tools, and subsequently exploring non-traditional “bridges” to fill in experience gaps and add significant real world skills.

Date: Monday, April 11th

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Cost: $15

Presented by Alumni & EMBA Career Management Center
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Concert: Derek Lee Ragin, countertenor
Concert: Derek Lee Ragin, countertenor
Presented by Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (south of 118th Street), New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge and RSVP is not required.

Countertenor, Derek Lee RaginM, will perform with pianist, Mark Markham, a program of Italian arias by Handel along with works by Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland, American spirituals, and the world premiere of We Are Beautiful by composer Jonathan Dawe with an original libretto by Alastair Boag.

Derek Lee Ragin is regarded as one of the foremost countertenors of our day. In great demand as a master of Baroque vocal style, he is also an inspired interpreter of contemporary music. His performances of such diverse repertoire are characterized by an unusual warmth and expressivity, and he has received unanimous accolades from critics and audiences throughout the world.

For more information regarding this and other upcoming Italtian Academy events, please visit: http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/events.

If you have questions, please contact the Italian Academy at itacademy@columbia.edu.
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Conversations: Gayatri Spivak and Jacques Derrida
Conversations: Gayatri Spivak and Jacques Derrida
Presented by Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Thursday, April 28, 2016, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (south of 118th Street), New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge and RSVP is not required.

Jacques Derrida’s revolutionary approach to phenomenology, psychoanalysis, structuralism, linguistics, and indeed the entire European tradition of philosophy—called deconstruction—changed the face of criticism. This fortieth anniversary edition, where a mature Spivak retranslates with greater awareness of Derrida’s legacy, also includes a new afterword by her which supplements her influential original preface

For more information regarding this and other upcoming Italtian Academy events, please visit: http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/events.

If you have questions, please contact the Italian Academy at itacademy@columbia.edu.
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The 7th Annual “From Graham to Buffett and Beyond” Dinner
7th Annual “From Graham to Buffett and Beyond” Dinner 
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing
Friday, April 29, 2016 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, NE

Ticket Prices


	
General Seating: $325 (per person)

	
Value Investing VIP Tables: $10,000 (includes priority seating, fund name displayed on a table tent, acknowledgement on hold slide)
	***Limited number of tables available***


The 2016 dinner will include a panel discussion featuring: William A. Ackman, CEO and portfolio manager of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., Mario Gabelli ’67, chairman and CEO of GAMCO Investors, Inc., Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management and co-director of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing, Jan Hummel, CIO, Paradigm Capital Partner AG, and Thomas A. Russo, partner of Gardner Russo & Gardner LLC

Registration will open in March 2016. For more information regarding this event, please visit: www.grahamanddodd.com.

If you have questions, please contact the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing at valueinvesting@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Alumni Club Leadership Summit - Saturday
 
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May

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Alumni Club Leadership Summit - Sunday
 
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Centennial Dinner: Honoring Henry R. Kravis '69, Professor Bruce Greenwald, and Shazi Visram '04
Centennial Dinner: Honoring Henry R. Kravis ’69, Professor Bruce Greenwald, and Shazi Visram ’04
Presented by Columbia Business School
Monday, May 2, 2016 from 6:00 - 9:15 p.m.
The Waldorf Astoria, New York, New York

Registration: Tickets to the Centennial Dinner are $1,500 per person. Contributions in excess of $162.75 per ticket are tax deductible. All proceeds from the Centennial Dinner will provide crucial financial support for the dean’s priorities, including curriculum development, student financial aid, faculty research, and the day-to-day operations of the School.

Building on the 40-year tradition of the Annual Dinner, this year’s landmark Centennial Dinner will be a milestone celebration of Columbia Business School’s first 100 years of innovation and community. The Centennial Dinner will serve as a centerpiece of the School’s year-long festivities, bringing together alumni, friends, corporate sponsors, and guests in an evening of support for Columbia Business School.

For more information and to register for this event, please visit: www.gsb.columbia.edu/centennialdinner.
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2016 Annual Real Estate Alumni Reception
2016 Annual Real Estate Alumni Reception
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and the Real Estate Circle
Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6:30 - 9 p.m.
The Columbia University Club of NY, 15 West 43rd Street, New York, New York

Save the Date!

The 2016 Real Estate Alumni Reception will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Columbia Club of New York. This annual reception is presented by the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and Real Estate Circle and sponsored by Goodwin Procter LLP.

Registration for this annual event will open in early spring 2016. Stay tuned for further announcements.

For additional information regarding this event, please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu/realestate/events/alumni_reception.

If you have questions, please contact Kristin Svenningsen at kjs2149@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Tokyo Centennial Showcase
RSVP required. Click here to register. If you have any questions, please e-mail alumni@gsb.columbia.edu.

Tokyo Centennial Showcase
Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Imperial Hotel, 1-1, Uchisaiwai-cho 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

We invite you to join fellow alumni, current students, renowned faculty members, and School leaders for Columbia Business School's Centennial Showcases in Asia to celebrate the School's 100th anniversary. Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, will reflect on the remarkable history of this institution and look ahead to its exciting future, sharing predictions about what is in store for management education and business at large.

The celebration of the Centennial started in August and will continue through 2016. This event is part of a 14-city global Centennial Showcase series hosted by Dean Hubbard. 

The Columbia Business School Centennial is a special opportunity to engage with the School's global network, connect over shared traditions, and celebrate the launch of our second century of success at the very center of business. For more information on the Centennial, please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu/centennial.
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CJEB’s 30th Anniversary and Annual Tokyo Conference: U.S.- Japan Economic Relations
CJEB’s 30th Anniversary and Annual Tokyo Conference: U.S.- Japan Economic Relations
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Friday, May 13, 2016 from 2:00 - 6:30 p.m.
The Ho-oh Room - 1st Floor, Hotel New Otani, Tokyo, Japan

Cost: 15,000 JPY (includes conference and reception)| RSVP Required.

Save the Date!

Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business is celebrating its 30th anniversary at this year’s Annual Tokyo Conference! U.S. and Japan economic relations will be the focus of this year’s conference and will feature many distinguished speakers, including:


	
Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Columbia Business School
	
Takeshi Niinami, President and CEO, Suntory Holdings Ltd.
	
Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
	
Merit Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
	
Hiroko Ota, Professor, The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
	
Taisuke Sasanuma, Representative Partner and Co-founder, Advantage Partners, Inc.
	
Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
	
David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
	
Takatoshi Ito, Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
	
Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School


Note: Simultaneous translation in English and Japanese will be provided.

Advance registration and advance payment are required. Registration will soon be available at:http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/cjeb/.

If you have questions, please contact Emiko Mizumura, assistant director for Programs at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, at em2265@columbia.edu.
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Austria: Celebrate 100 Years Columbia
Please contact sina.wandinger@synermed.at to register.

Austria: CBS Alumni Club Meeting
Presented by the Columbia Business Alumni Club of Austria
Friday June 3, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Ma Maison, Am Hof 13, 1010 Vienna

Ulrich Steinleitner will be the gracious host. We will start with fine Cocktails and wine and continue with a good dinner at a restaurant, which is to be announced.
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