Event Calendar

September

Start DateEventTypeLink
Japan: WACE 2015
RSVP required. Please email cbsclubjapan@aol.com by August 28 with your name, contact information, and Columbia Business School affiliation.

Japan: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Japan
Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Tokyo Mita Club , B1 Imperial Hotel, 1-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Japan

Cost: CBS alumni pay 5000 yen. Newly admitted and current students attend for free.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

We will celebrate WACE together this year by kicking off the Centennial with this happy hour brunch. The Alumni Club of Japan presents a WACE happy hour, which will feature the following:
1.  Happy hour on a Saturday. As many of our alumni are busy on weeknights, so we're hosting a weekend event to better accommodate schedules.
2. We will be discussing Columbia Business School Admissions. This topic is important to our community, thus one of our focal points at this event.
3. We'll be providing an opportunity for newly admitted and prospective students to meet with alumni.

If you have any questions, please contact Hajime Kosai ’96 at hkosai96@alumni.gsb.columbia.edu and James Toyama ’83 at toyama.james@gmail.com.
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Houston: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here.

Houston: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Houston
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
At the private residence of Lindsey Honari ’97 and Sharam Honari ’97 (Details and location will be provided to registered attendees), Houston, Texas

Cost: Free to attend.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Join Columbia Business School alumni from the region for this reception at the home of Columbia Business School alumni Lindsey Honari ’97 and Sharam Honari ’97. The reception will include a presentation featuring James Chao ’74, chairman of Westlake Chemical and a member of Columbia Business School's Board of Overseers.

If you have any questions, please contact please contact Daniel Carter ’07 at dcarter07@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Dallas/Fort Worth: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here.

Dallas/Fort Worth: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Dallas/Fort Worth
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Alliance Data Systems HQ Office, 7500 Dallas Parkway, 700, Plano, Texas

Cost: Free to attend. Non-alcoholic drinks and light appetizers will be provided.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Join Columbia Business School alumni from the region as Ed Heffernan ’86, who recently joined CBS's Board, will be giving an overview of his company and his perspective on the economy and technology. Ed is chief executive officer and president of Alliance Data Systems, a publicly traded company (ADS) with a market cap over $17 billion.

If you have any questions, please contact Robert Boncan ’00 at RBoncan00@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Austin: WACE 2015
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Austin: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Austin
Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
County Line BBQ, 6500 W. Bee Cave Road, Austin, Texas

Cost: Free to attend with cash bar.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Columbia Business School and the Columbia Alumni Association of Austin are having a joint event where we will celebrate the launch of the Austin chapter of Columbia Venture Community. Please join Ed Cangialosi, Associate Director, Major Gifts from the School's Office of External Relations and Development, and our local alumni for networking, drinks and appetizers followed by a panel discussion with three successful Columbia Business School entrepreneurs: Chris Loughlin '04, CEO of Travelzoo, Linda Asaf '91, CEO/Designer at Linda Asaf Design and and Tom Fornoff '82, President of Tocquiny. Learn about the Columbia Venture Community and other local and international alumni resources while having a great time catching up with old and new friends.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Fox '02 at mfox02@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Argentina: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for this event, please email Emilia Ranzini at columbia.university.club.arg@gmail.com.

Argentina: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Argentina
Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Alumni are invited to participate in a private guided tour of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) permanent collection and the current exhibition of artist Rogelio Polesello, followed by a dinner at Marcelo restaurant inside the museum.

If you have any questions, please contact Peter Edward ’85 at JEdward85@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Beijing: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here.

Beijing: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Beijing
Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Beijing American Club, 28F/29F, China Resources Building, No. 8 Jianguomen North Avenue, Beijing, China

Cost: 130 yuan to attend.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Columbia Business School alumni will gather for a panel discussion where alumni entrepreneurs and investors share their stories and advice around the following topics:

Are you ready to start your own business? How to raise the first round funding? What do VCs look for in an investment?
Is there a tech bubble in China?

Event Schedule:
2-2:30 p.m. Registration
2:30-2:40 p.m. Opening: School & club update from Steve Fan ’08
2:40-3 p.m. Pre-Panel Sharing: Dynamics of China's Venture Capital and Startups Alex Zhou ’11
3-4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: An Insider's View of China's Startups Boom
4:30-5:30 p.m. Networking

Alex Zhou ’11, Qiming Venture Partners and alumni club co-chair will moderate this panel featuring the following alumni: Yang Diao ’01, Managing Director, China Renaissance; Wenning Xing ’04, Managing Director, Hearst Corporation; Karen Zhang ’07, Executive Director, Baidu Investment; Yusheng Han ’11, CEO, Burning Rock Biotech; Dekyi Liang ’11, Co-CEO, Topit; Yuan Meng ’13, AVP, CDH Venture Partners.

Please note that dress code for this event is business casual. 

If you have any questions, please contact Alex Zhou ’11 at azhou11@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Shanghai: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please email Chris Lerner ’05 at chrislerner@gmail.com.

Shanghai: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Shanghai
Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Bonobo, 38 Donghu Road, Shanghai, China

Cost: Free to attend. Guests can purchase food and drinks.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Columbia Business School alumni are invited to gather in Shanghai for a social event at the bar and restaurant Bonobo.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Lerner ’05 at chrislerner@gmail.com.
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Photography Exhibition: Nick Danziger: Revisted, 2005, 2010, 2015
Photography Exhibition: Nick Danziger: Revisted, 2005, 2010, 2015
Presented by Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Tuesday, September 15 – Thursday, October 15, 2015
Italian Academy Gallery, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (south of 118th Street), New York, New York

Italian Academy Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge and RSVP is not required.

In 2005, the photographer Nick Danziger was commissioned by the international development and advocacy organization, World Vision, to create an archive of photographs documenting the lives of women and children in eight countries around the world. Nick returned five years later – and then again in 2015 with author Rory MacLean – to assemble an extraordinary, stark portrait of life on the edge, and of our 21st century family of man.

Exhibition Co-sponsors: Harriman Institute, School of International and Public Affairs, Institute of Latin American Studies (all of Columbia University); Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, World Vision, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Oak Foundation, The Waterloo Foundation, The Guardian, American Friends of Woodward Foundation Ethiopia Inc, and the A. E. Reimann Foundation.

For more information regarding this exhibit, please visit: http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/event/nick-danziger-revisited-2005-2010-2015.

If you have questions, please contact the Italian Academy at itacademy@columbia.edu or call 212-854-2306.
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Seattle: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here.

Seattle: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Seattle
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Still Liquor, 1524 Minor Ave., Seattle, Washington

Cost: Free to attend. Guests can purchase drinks.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Come mingle with fellow Columbia Business School while enjoying crafted cocktails at Still Liquor, a 1920's automotive garage transformed into a bar in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood .

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Shapiro ’99 at sshapiro99@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Bay Area: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here.

Bay Area: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of the Bay Area
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
SoFi Headquarters, One Letterman Drive, Bldg. A, Suite 4700, San Francisco, California

Cost: $5 for members, $15 for non-members and guests.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Please join us in San Francisco for an opportunity for Columbia Business School alumni to connect with each other and celebrate our global community while hearing from Yash Kanoria, assistant professor in decision, risk, and operations.

If you have any questions, please contact Shar Caesar ’13 at shardeec@gmail.com.
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Virtual Event: Ask the Coach
Virtual Event: Ask the Coach
Presented by Columbia Business School Alumni Career Services
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 12-1:30 p.m. 

Register now.

Need career advice? Join this free virtual event, “Ask the Columbia Career Coach Experts: Professional Advice for All Industries”, where participants will have the chance to connect to career coaches for for one-on-one text-based chats. Sign-in from your home or work computer and connect with experts who will answer your biggest questions on topics, such as: job search strategy, career transition, re-entry into the workforce, industry advice, networking tips, advice for business owners/entrepreneurs, goal setting, leadership, and management.

For more information regarding this event, please contact Alumni Career Services at alumnicareers@gsb.columbia.edu.
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In-Person Career Action Group - Wednesday Afternoon Sessions
In-Person Career Action Group - Wednesday Afternoon Sessions
Presented by Columbia Business School Alumni Career Services
Time: 12:30–2:00 p.m. EST
Dates: September 16, 23, 30, and October 7, 14, 21
Location: External Relations and Development, 33 West 60th Street, 7th Floor, New York, New York

Cost: $225 (six sessions total)

Group Size: 9 participants (spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis)

What is a Career Action Group?

Career Action Groups are small job search groups of 8-10 job seekers who meet once a week to think, plan, and act strategically during their job search. Small groups are facilitated one of Columbia Business School's referred executive career coaches. Groups are for alumni who are ready to make real progress in executing their job search.

Participant Requirements:


	You must be an alumnus of Columbia Business School
	Must be able to commit to attend all six sessions in order to optimize the experience for all involved
	Must have career direction in a specific industry or function (these groups are not ideal for those who are unsure of what they want to do or who are assessing a change)


The Value of a Job Search Group

Jobs search groups are not support groups. These small groups are designed for alumni who are fully engaged in their job search and will inject strategy, focus, and accountability during their career transition activities. Weekly group meetings will be followed by out-of-class assignments and action items. Committed participants will have a greater level of success. Compared to private coaching sessions at $150+/hr, job search groups provide the same high quality coaching, in a small group setting, with an opportunity to expand your network for a fraction of the cost.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Nicole Gehrmann at ng2471@columbia.edu.
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Los Angeles: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here.

Los Angeles: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Los Angeles
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Cafe AMMO at the Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California

Cost: Free. Wine, beer, light hors d'oeurves, and admission to the Hammer Museum are included.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Please join the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Los Angeles and Orange County for our WACE 2015 event at Cafe AMMO inside the Hammer Museum in Westwood. We'll enjoy happy hour at the cafe from 5:30-7:30 p.m., followed by a museum walkthrough tour from 7:30-8 p.m.

Please note that parking is available underneath the museum. Rates are $3 for the first three hours with validation at the welcome desk in the museum's lobby, and $1.50 for each additional 15 minutes. There is a $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays.

If you have any questions, please contact Jaya Boppana ’07 at jboppana07@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Detroit: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please email Daniel Lee ’06 at info@columbiadetroit.org.

Detroit: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Detroit
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wessen Lawn Tennis Club, 235 Wessen Street, Pontiac, Michigan

Cost: Free to attend. Beer, wine, and appetizers included.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Alumni from Columbia Business School and Columbia University are all invited to join us for this networking and happy hour event celebrating the launch of the School's Centennial celebration. Please note that tennis is not available at this event and it will be held in the clubhouse.

If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Lee ’06 at info@columbiadetroit.org.
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Istanbul: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please email Nedim Olcer ’82 at NOlcer82@gsb.columbia.edu.

Istanbul: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Istanbul
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Ciragan Kempinski Hotel- Le Fumoir Bar, Ciragan Caddesi No 32, Ortakoy, Istanbul, Turkey

Cost: Free to attend. Cash bar.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

All Columbia Business School graduates are welcome to join this happy hour and networking event at Le Fumoir Bar, located in the garden of the Ciragan Kempinski Hotel.

If you have any questions, please contact Nedim Olcer ’82 at NOlcer82@gsb.columbia.edu.
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New York Centennial Showcase
New York Centennial Showcase
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Three Sixty°, 10 Desbrosses St., New York, New York

We invite you to join fellow alumni, current students, renowned faculty members, and School leaders for Columbia Business School's inaugural Centennial Showcase in New York City 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 starts this month and will continue through 2016. This showcase event in New York City will be the first of many Dean Hubbard will host around the world. If you would like to attend this event, please click here to RSVP before Monday, September 7, 2015. If you have any questions, please e-mail alumni@gsb.columbia.edu.

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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Sydney: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please email Eduardo Fichmann '08 at Efichmann08@gsb.columbia.edu.

Sydney: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Australia (Sydney)
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Hemmesphere, 252 George Street, Level 4, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Cost: Free. Drinks and sushi available at the bar.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

If you have any questions, please contact Eduardo Fichmann '08 at Efichmann08@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Rio De Janeiro: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here.

Rio De Janeiro: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Brazil (Rio De Janeiro)
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Astor Bar, Av Viera Souto 110, Ipanema, Rio De Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Cost: Free to attend. Guests can purchase food and drinks.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Mingle with fellow Columbia Business School alumni from the region at this informal happy hour.

If you have any questions, please contact Carlos Strougo ’79 at CStrougo79@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Singapore: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for this event, please click here 

Singapore: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Singapore
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Post Bar, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore

Cost: Free to attend. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Catch up with old friends and meet new ones over drinks with alumni in Singapore.

If you have any questions, please contact  Hau Yee Ng ’89 at hauyee.ng@gmail.com.
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Washington, D.C.: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for this event, please click here.

Washington, D.C.: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Metro D.C.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7 p.m.
BKK Cookshop, 1700 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Cost: $55.00 for dinner and two drinks (includes tax and gratuity).

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Join fellow CBS Alums for a customized, family-style meal at one of Shaw’s newest dining spots – BKK Cookshop. From the folks behind Beau Thai, BKK Cookshop is offering our group a killer menu of special Thai appetizers and dishes served family style, including two draft beers or wine. BKK is a 5-10 min walk from the Shaw-Howard U St Metro (Yellow/Green Lines) and street parking is available.

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Donnelly ’10 at jdonnelly10@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Mumbai: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please email Vivek Bansal ’00 at vivek.bansal@osdcoke.com.

Mumbai: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of India
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
The Willingdon Sports Club, Keshav Rao Khadye Marg, Tulsiwadi, Tardeo, Mumbai, Maharastra, India

Cost: Free to attend. Complimentary food and drinks are provided courtesy of the host.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Join Columbia Business School alumni from the region for this cocktail reception to celebrate WACE 2015 and the launch of the School's Centennial. This event is generously hosted by Vivek Bansal ’00.

If you have any questions, please contact Vivek Bansal at VBansal00@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Peru: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please email Monica Salazar at msalazar@magmabiosa.com.

Peru: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Peru
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Hotel B, Saenz Peña, 204, Barranco, Lima, Peru

Cost: $50 per guest.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

If you have any questions, please contact Xavier de Romaña ’02 at XdeRomana02@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Central America: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here.

Central America: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Central America
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Club Campestre Cuscatlan, Paseo General Escalón # 5423, San Salvador, El Salvador

Cost: Free to attend.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Host Arnie Villafuerte '73 will welcome Columbia Business School alumni from the region at the exclusive Club Campestre Cuscatlan Country Club in El Salvador. This networking reception will also unveil and celebrate a new scholarship founded by Mr. Villafeurte intended to support students—and future leaders—from the region who wish to attend Columbia.

If you have any questions, please contact Arnold Villafuerte ’73 at AVillafuerte73@gsb.columbia.edu.
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In-Person Career Action Group - Thursday Evening Sessions
In-Person Career Action Group - Thursday Evening Sessions
Presented by Columbia Business School Alumni Career Services
Time: 6:00–7:30 p.m. EST
Dates: September 17, 24, and October 1, 8, 15, 22
Location: External Relations and Development, 33 West 60th Street, 7th Floor, New York, New York

Cost: $225 (six sessions total)

Group Size: 9 participants (spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis)

What is a Career Action Group?
Career Action Groups are small job search groups of 8-10 job seekers who meet once a week to think, plan, and act strategically during their job search. Small groups are facilitated one of Columbia Business School's referred executive career coaches. Groups are for alumni who are ready to make real progress in executing their job search.

Participant Requirements:


	You must be an alumnus of Columbia Business School
	Must be able to commit to attend all six sessions in order to optimize the experience for all involved
	Must have career direction in a specific industry or function (these groups are not ideal for those who are unsure of what they want to do or who are assessing a change)


The Value of a Job Search Group
Jobs search groups are not support groups. These small groups are designed for alumni who are fully engaged in their job search and will inject strategy, focus, and accountability during their career transition activities. Weekly group meetings will be followed by out-of-class assignments and action items. Committed participants will have a greater level of success. Compared to private coaching sessions at $150+/hr, job search groups provide the same high quality coaching, in a small group setting, with an opportunity to expand your network for a fraction of the cost.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Nicole Gehrmann at ng2471@columbia.edu.
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Spain: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here.

Spain: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Spain
Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
Disney Spain, Edificio Gorbea 3, José Bardasano Baos, 9, 11th floor, Madrid, Spain

Cost: Free for due-paying members. 20€ for all other CBS alumni or guests.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Columbia Business School alumni from the region will gather for WACE 2015 at Disney offices in Madrid, Spain. This event will include a screening of Disney shorts courtesy of Disney Spain, followed by a wine and cheese tasting and reception.

If you have any questions, please contact Gerardo Trueba ’14 at GTrueba14@gsb.columbia.edu.
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The Effect of Family Friendly Regulation on Fertility and Work: Evidence from Japan Using Natural Experiments
The Effect of Family Friendly Regulation on Fertility and Work: Evidence from Japan Using Natural Experiments
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Friday, September 18, 2015 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 307 - Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway, New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge; RSVP required.

The low birth rate has been one of the major policy concerns in Japan, as its shrinking workforce could affect its future economic growth. Professor Nobuko Nagase is a specialist on labor economics and social policy from Ochanomizu University, Japan's first institution of higher education for women which was founded in 1875. Nagase will discuss her recent working paper, “The Effect of Family Friendly Regulation on Fertility: Evidence from Japan Using Natural Experiments,” which assesses how various recent policies impact childbirth and labor supply in Japan. According to the Millennium Panel Survey of Adults from 2002 to 2012, the short hour option mandate, as provided by the parental leave law revision of 2009, had a significant impact on the increase of both marriages and first childbirths for working women. The effect was verified using the difference in timing of the policy by firm size. This discussion will be moderated by Takatoshi Ito, professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; associate director of research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Nobuko Nagase is Professor of Labor Economics and Social Policy in the Department of Social Sciences and Family Studies at Ochanomizu University, Japan. She gained a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Tokyo in 1995. Since then, she has written about work and family in an Asian perspective, comparing Japan with other East Asian and Western economies. Her field includes wage structure and work choice, labor market regulations and social security, tax and other institutional effects on work and gender, marital behavior and child-birth timing. She has conducted empirical studies on child care supply, the public pension system, long-term care insurance, child care leave and other institutional features of the Japanese system. Results of her research have been published in various scholarly journals, including Japanese Economic Journal, Journal of Population Problem, Econometric Review and Quarterly Journal of Social Policy. From 2008-2012, she was a principal investigator of a large competitive fund from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan, with the theme “Work and Life-Balance form Gender-Sensitive Perspectives: Designing a Work Style that Enables Career Development, Family and Community Activities Program.”  She is currently on an Abe Fellowship program and has been a visiting scholar to Harvard University and Cornell University.

To register for this event, please visit: 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: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please email Sina Wandinger  at sina.wandinger@synermed.at.

Austria: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Austria
Friday, September 18, 2015 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Heuriger Sissi Huber, Roterdstraße 5, Vienna, Austria

Cost: Free to attend. Guests can purchase food and drinks.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

The Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Austria invites all members to meet in the Heurigen Sissi Huber and share their thoughts and ideas to guide the Austrian Alumni Club to a more active existence.

If you have any questions, please contact Sina Wandinger  at sina.wandinger@synermed.at.
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Hong Kong: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here.

Hong Kong: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Network of Hong Kong
Friday, September 18, 2015 from 7:15 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Victoria Harbour Dinner Cruise pick up from Noon Day Gun, Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Cost: $750.00 HKD early bird registration before September 1. $900.00 HKD registration until September 11.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

To kick off CBS Centennial Celebrations, CBS Alumni Network of Hong Kong is putting together its inaugural Victoria Harbour Evening Cruise. Join fellow alumni from the region and enjoy a magnificent and unique view of the Hong Kong Harbour light show while you savour delicious dinner and drinks and network.

If you have any questions, please contact Gene Soo ’09 at gsoo09@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Vancouver: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for this event, please click here.

Vancouver: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Vancouver
Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 3 p.m.-8 p.m.
Trout Lake Beach, Victoria and 19th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Cost: B.B.Q. dinner will be provided along with soft drinks for confirmed attendees. Guests are welcome to contribute food and drinks.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

The Alumni Club of Vancouver is hosting an end of summer BBQ event at Trout Lake Beach for all alumni from the region and their families. This will be a great opportunity to reconnect, meet and network, and share some ideas on future events. Please RSVP as soon as possible so the club can plan food accordingly. We look forward to seeing you and your families soon.

If you have any questions, please contact Jas Bagry’11 at jbagry11@gsb.columbia.edu or Adil Ahamed ’12 at aahamed12@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Boston: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here.

Boston: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Boston
Monday, September 21, 2015 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
WGBH, Yawkey Theater, 1 Guest Street, Boston, Massachusetts

Cost: $15 for alumni and $20 for guests. Food and beverages will be served.

In honor of Columbia Business School's 100 year anniversary, the CBS Alumni Club of Boston is delighted to host Paul Clancy ’87, CFO of Biogen, and Adam Galinsky, Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business, for an evening fireside chat about leadership, at WGBH. We will have a tour of WGBH at 6 p.m., the fireside chat from 7-8 p.m., and a reception from 8-9 p.m. where refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions, please contact Swagata Chakrabarti ’08 at swagata5@gmail.com.
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Israel: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here.

Israel: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Israel
Monday, September 21, 2015 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Noble Energy Headquarters, Ackerstein Towers Building D Floor 4, 12 Sderot Abba Eban, Hertsliya, Israel

Cost: NIS 30 for CBS and Columbia University alumni and students who register before September 16. NIS 50 for guests and all registration after September 16.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Join Columbia Business School alumni from the region for a networking reception and light refreshments, followed by a presentation by a Columbia Business School alumnus on the natural gas market and its regulation in Israel. More networking will resume after the presentation.

For more details about this event, visit this page. If you have any questions, please contact Ron Plotkin ’86 at RPlotkin86@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Asian Alumni Club of New York: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here. No walk-ins allowed for this event.

Asian Alumni Club of New York: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Asian Alumni Club of New York
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 6-9 p.m.
EisnerAmper Offices, Third Avenue, 750, New York, New York

Cost: $30 to attend.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

At the intersection of Columbia and the New York Tri-state community are many skilled and experienced entrepreneurs managing thriving businesses across a range of industries, including financial services, media, marketing and branding, and consumer products. In this panel, featured entrepreneurs will discuss the challenges and strategies for success and innovation in the competitive NY Tri-state community.

Speakers will include:
David Cho, Co-Founder, Soko Glam
Sung Lee, CEO, The Research Associates | PLUM Agency
Ivy Lindstrom Fredericks, Founder, President, and CEO, Transnational Capital Corp.
Tim Speiss, Partner-in-Charge, EisnerAmper Personal Wealth Advisors Group and Vice President of EisnerAmper Wealth Planning LLC 

Program schedule:
6:00 pm registration
6:30 pm panel discussion
7:30 Q&A
8:00 reception  

If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Thompson ’95 at heidi_ho3@yahoo.com.
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CBS D.C.’s September Happy Hour
CBS D.C.’s September Happy Hour
Presented by Columbia Business School Alumni Club of D.C.

Join CBS D.C. for happy hour and networking with alumni from the area at Boveda, a Latin speakeasy. If traveling via public transportation, take the Blue, Orange or Silver lines to the Foggy Bottom Metro station.

To RSVP, and for more information about this event, click here.
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Lecture on the Japanese Economy 2015 by Professor Takatoshi Ito
Lecture on the Japanese Economy 2015 by Professor Takatoshi Ito
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 12 – 2 p.m.
Warren Hall, Feldberg Space, 1125 Amsterdam Avenue (at 115th Street), New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge; RSVP required.

Featuring Takatoshi Ito, professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, and associate director of Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School, and moderated by Hugh Patrick, director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Agenda
11:30 -              Registration
12:00-12:30 -    Lunch
12:30-2:00 -      Lecture

To register for this event, please visit: 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.
 

Speaker Bio

Takatoshi Ito, professor, School of International and Public Affairs, and associate director of Research at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia University, has taught extensively both in the United States and Japan since finishing his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University in 1979. He taught as Assistant and tenured Associate Professor (1979-88) at the University of Minnesota, as Associate and full Professor at Hitotsubashi University (1988-2002), as Professor at the Graduate School of Economics at University of Tokyo (2004-2014) before assuming his current position in 2014. He held visiting professor positions at Harvard University, Stanford University, and Columbia Business School, and was Tun Ismail Ali Chair Professor at University of Malaya. He has distinguished academic and research appointments such as President of the Japanese Economic Association in 2004; Fellow of theEconometric Society, since 1992; Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research since 1985; and Faculty Fellow at theCentre for Economic Policy Research, since 2006. He was Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, and is Co-Editor of Asian Economic Policy Review.

In an unusual move for a Japanese academic, Ito was also appointed in the official sectors, as Senior Advisor in the Research Department at theInternational Monetary Fund (1994-97) and as Deputy Vice Minister for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance of Japan (1999-2001). He served as a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy (2006-2008). In 2010, he was a co-author of a commissioned study of the Bank of Thailand’s 10th-year review of its inflation targeting regime. He frequently contributes op-ed columns and articles to theFinancial Times and Nihon Keizai Shinbun. He is an author of many books including The Japanese Economy (MIT Press, 1992), The Political Economy of the Japanese Monetary Policy(1997) and Financial Policy and Central Banking in Japan (2000) (both with T. Cargill and M. Hutchison, MIT Press), An Independent and Accountable IMF (with J. De Gregorio, B. Eichengreen, and C. Wyplosz, 1999), and more than 130 academic (refereed) journal articles, including Econometrica, American Economic Review, and Journal of Monetary Economics, and chapters in books on international finance, monetary policy, and the Japanese economy. His research interest includes capital flows and currency crises, microstructures of the foreign exchange rates, and inflation targeting. He was awarded the National Medal with Purple Ribbon in June 2011 for his excellent academic achievement.
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Long Island: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here.

Long Island: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Long Island
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Hurricane Grill & Wings, Jericho Tpke, 275, Syosset, New York

Cost: Free to attend. Guests can purchase food and drinks.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Join Columbia Business School and Columbia University alumni from the region for this casual family and friends event celebrating WACE 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact Rekha Patel ’92 at RPatel92@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Charlotte: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please email Jim Scott ’94 at JScott94@gsb.columbia.edu.

Charlotte: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Charlotte
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Securities, Duke Energy Center, 550 South Tryon St., Magnolia Rm, 5th Fl., Charlotte, North Carolina

Cost: Free to attend. Guests can purchase food and drinks.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

This event will coincide with this School's Admissions information session, where you will have the chance to mingle with prospective students. After the session, we will relocate to a local bar or restaurant for networking, food, and drinks.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Scott ’94  at JScott94@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Orange County: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here by September 18.

Orange County: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Orange County
Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.: Guided Tour of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts (meet in front of Segerstrom Hall Box Office), 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, California 
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.: Networking at  The Center Club Orange County, 650 Town Center Drive, Garden Level, Costa Mesa, California

Cost: $25 plus ticket processing fee. Covers free valet parking at The Center Club, two pre-paid wine drinks, and hors d’oeuveres.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Join fellow Orange County alumni as we celebrate Columbia Business School’s centennial, the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE), and the launch of the new CBS Alumni Club of Orange County. We will begin with a private one hour guided tour of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts starting at 5:30 p.m. We will tour both the Segerstrom Hall and the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Following the tour we will move to The Center Club Orange County, the member-only business club located adjacent to the Segerstrom Center, to connect with fellow alumni in-depth over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Dress code is business casual.

If you have any questions, please contact James Pak ’09 at jpak09@gsb.columbia.edu or Sil Penovi ’00 at spenovi00@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Colombia: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here.

Colombia: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Colombia
Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Restaurante Abasto - Quinta Camacho, Calle 69A # 9-09, Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia

Cost: Free to attend. Guests can purchase food and drinks.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Join Columbia Business School graduates from the region for a casual dinner where you can connect with fellow alumni.

If you have any questions, please contact Diego Rojas ’08 at drojas08@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Chile: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event please email Lian de Castro ’07 at lian.decastro@gmail.com.

Chile: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Chile
Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Casa, Camino del Manzanar 11938, San Carlos de Apoquindo, Las Condes, RM, Chile

Cost: Free to attend.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Columbia Business School alumni are invited to join us for dinner hosted by Bernardo Infante ’84 at his home.

If you have any questions, please email Lian de Castro ’07 at lian.decastro@gmail.com.
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Sweden: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event please email Per H Borjesson '80 at pborjesson80@gsb.columbia.edu.

Sweden: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Sweden
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Eriks Gondolen, Statsgarden 6, Stockholm, Sweden

Cost: Free to attend. Attendees can purchase lunch at Gondolen for180 SEK.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Join Columbia Business School alumni from the region for a lunch presentation about Warren Buffett ’50 and his investment career over the past 60 years. All participants will get a copy of This is how Warren Buffett became the richest person in the World, Per H Borjesson’s biography about Warren Buffett in Swedish.

If you have any questions, please email Per H Borjesson '80 at pborjesson80@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Webinar: Influential Leadership: Doubling Your Capacity
Webinar: Influential Leadership - Doubling Your Capacity
Presented by Columbia Business School Alumni Career Services
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 12-1 p.m. 

Cost: $15

How can you double your capacity to influence others?
In this webinar we will be examining the kinds of communication and motivational skills required to incite action in others – specifically those beyond your immediate team - that will dramatically increase your influential impact.  Whether you’re working on a specific project, or have a commitment to changing the direction your company is going in, this webinar will provide you with new ways of thinking and operating that will enable you to produce the results you want.

Influential Leadership: Doubling Your Capacity
Influencing is not about manipulation or coercion, or getting what you want; it’s about your ability to make an impact and have people freely choose to get on board.  A good leader is someone who’s able to influence others, but a GREAT leader is someone who’s able to influence a broad range of stakeholders across an organization, beyond the immediate team.

Webinar facilitated by JMW Consultants Inc.

JMW Consultants Inc. has been working with organizational leaders for over 30 years to harness and leverage the power of their people to produce results that are far beyond ‘business as usual’.  JMW supports individuals and teams to alter what they see to be possible and deliver new levels of performance.

For more information regarding this event, please contact Alumni Career Services at alumnicareers@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Munich: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for this event, please email Stephan Peters ’01 at sp@deposix.com. 

Munich: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Germany
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Nu-Lounge, Otl-Aicher-Strasse 70, 80807 Munich, Germany

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Columbia Business School alumni are invited to join Bernd Schmitt, Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business, and students from his current EMBA marketing class for this WACE 2015 networking reception event.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephan Peters ’01 at SPeters01@gsb.columbia.edu .
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Delhi: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please email Vivek Bansal ’00 at vivek.bansal@osdcoke.com.

Delhi: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of India
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Ricks Bar - The Taj Mahal Hotel, Number One Mansingh Road, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Cost: Free to attend.  30% discount will be provided on drinks along with free appetizers. 

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Join alumni from the Delhi region to celebrate WACE at this networking reception.

If you have any questions, please contact Vivek Bansal at VBansal00@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Portland, Oregon: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for this event, please email Ty Pettit ’75 at Ty.Pettit@unionbank.com 

Portland, Oregon: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Oregon and SW Washington
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Union Bank (Mezzanine Conference Room), 407 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon

Cost: Free to attend.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Please join alumni from the region for an exciting discussion with Jon Thomsen, CEO and Doug Adler, CFO of Atmosera, Inc. who will discuss Beaverton-based Atmosera’s transformation and growth from a local ISP to a global, private equity backed hybrid managed cloud services provider as well as the key drivers for pursuing a hybrid cloud approach.

Parking: Enter Union Bank Tower off SW Broadway. Take far left driveway into Customer Parking. Take yellow ticket and bring the ticket to the event for validation. There is no time limit on parking, so please ignore the sign.

If you have any questions, please contact Ty Pettit ’75 at Ty.Pettit@unionbank.com.
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Philadelphia: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event as a club member, click here. To register for the event as a guest, click here.

Philadelphia: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Philadelphia
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
Magrann Offices at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, One Crescent Drive, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cost: $25 for members and $30 for guests. Japanese fare will be provided.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Matthew Feely, adjunct assistant professor in management, will present a short version of the "Operation Tomodachi" case study—similar to what was presented in the Reunion 2015 program earlier this year.

This case will discuss the following: In the aftermath of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the commanding officer of the US Navy's Fleet Logistics Center, located in close proximity to the center of the earthquake, was challenged to carry out the fleet's immediate mission: to provide disaster relief and logistics support to the people of the region. In doing so, 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? As you learn of the officer's responses to the challenges he faced, you are asked to consider how a leader should behave in a crisis.

As part of the management faculty at Columbia Business School, Matt Feely provides leadership lectures to MBA and Executive MBA candidates, as well as Senior Executive Program participants. He fuses theoretical knowledge with practical experience gained from his three decade-long navy career and his experience as commanding officer of the logistics organization that provided the assistance to Japan. Matt graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and has an MBA and a Ph.D. in decision sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, is a distinguished graduate of the National Defense University, and completed Columbia Business School's Senior Executive Program.

If you have any questions, please contact Kane Nakahara '90 at KNakahara90@gsb.columbia.edu .
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African American Alumni Association: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for this event, please click here by September 21. Please note that tickets are limited and walk-ins are not allowed at the event.

African American Alumni Association: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni African American Alumni Association
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
The Park 112, 2080 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, New York

Cost: $25 plus online processing fee. Ticket includes 2 drinks and hors d'oeuvres. 

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events in September to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

4a's Worldwide Alumni Club Event will be an evening of networking. Join Columbia Business School alumni, professors, administrators and current students. This is a time to re-connect and also make new connections.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Williams ’01 at joymachelle@gmail.com.
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October

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Annual iRelaunch Return to Work Conference
Annual iRelaunch Return to Work Conference
Presented by Columbia Business School Alumni Career Services
Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 
Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, New York

Cost: $165 (until Sept. 1); $195 (after Sept. 1)

Expert guidance, concrete direction, and the opportunity to connect with interested employers—that’s what you can expect at the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference.  It’s a one-day event specifically designed to meet the needs of experienced professionals returning from career break and the employers interested in recruiting them.

This event is coordinated by iRelaunch, led by CEO Carol Fishman Cohen, co-author of the acclaimed career reentry strategy book, Back on the Career Track.

Register now. Early bird registration discount through September 1!

For more information regarding this event, please contact Alumni Career Services at alumnicareers@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Luncheon “Zadankai” Seminar featuring Robert A. Feldman, Managing Director of Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities
Luncheon “Zadankai” Seminar featuring Robert A. Feldman, Managing Director of Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Room 331 - Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway, New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge; RSVP required.

Save the Date!

Featuring Robert A. Feldman, managing director, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., and moderated by Hugh Patrick, director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School.

Lunch will be served.

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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Philadelphia: 9th Annual Social Picnic
RSVP required. To register for the event please e-mail Qie Zhang at qiezhang@gmail.com and let us know what dish or drink you would like to bring.

Philadelphia: 9th Annual Social Picnic
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Philadelphia
Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 3-6 p.m. (Tentative, please contact event organizers to confirm date and time)
1110 Ivymont, Bryn Mawr, Pennslyvania

Join for our 9th Annual Social Picnic hosted by Tod Trabocco ’02. Catch up with classmates and meet other alumni and their families. The club will provide the hot dogs and hamburgers (vegetarian available), if you’ll bring your favorite appetizer, dessert, or drinks.

If you have any questions, please contact Kane Nakahara ’90 at 610-389-0832 or Rich Selverian ’00 at 267-251-5336.
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France: WACE 2015
RSVP required. To register for the event, please click here.

France: WACE 2015
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of France
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
France-Amériques, 9-11 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, Paris, France

Cost: €35.00 for members and €45.00 for non-members.

Join us at the 2015 Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) as the School kicks off the Centennial celebration in your region. Alumni clubs from around the world will host WACE events to celebrate our diverse and dynamic community.

Columbia Business School alumni from the region will gather for a networking reception and discussion featuring Lord Irvine Laidlaw ’65, who will share about choosing what kind of business(es) to start; his new investments since retirement; his failures in both starting and developing businesses; and his views on the British economy and the planned referendum. Pascal Yrissou ’05 will moderate between participants and Lord Laidlaw for the discussion.

Though semi-retired, Lord Laidlaw is an active private investor and chairman of Abbey Business Centres, a Scotland-based company he founded in 1997 that provides serviced office space and virtual office services through 13 business centers located across the UK. Previously, he was chairman of the Institute for International Research (IIR), a company he established in the 1970s. During his 30-year tenure at the Institute for International Research, the company organized and ran conferences, provided corporate training courses to business executives, and produced exhibitions and trade shows such as the International Printing Machinery and Allied Trades Exhibition (IPEX). The company started with organizing conferences in London and Singapore, and has since then expanded worldwide into more than 35 countries, becoming the world's largest conference organizer.

If you have any questions, please contact Pascal Yrissou ’05 at pyrissou05@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Washington, D.C.: Networking, Whiskey Tasting, and Dinner
Networking, Whiskey Tasting, and Dinner
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Metro D.C.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St NW, Washington, D.C.

Join Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Metro D.C. for an exclusive whiskey tasting event and three course meal at Jack Rose Dining Saloon. Balvenie Whiskey experts will be on hand to take you through a delicious flight of whiskeys while you mingle and network with alumni in one of Jack Rose's luxurious private dining rooms. We'll also provide an opportunity to discuss upcoming events and opportunities to engage with the club and enhance professional development in D.C.

To RSVP for this event please click here.

 
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Concert: Emanuele Arciuli, Five Versions of Darkness
Concert: Emanuele Arciuli, Five Versions of Darkness
Presented by Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 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 Italian pianist Emanuele Arciuli will perform a recital of works on piano by Busoni, Crumb, Fauré, Liszt, and Schumann. Arciuli regularly performs at major concert halls and festivals, such as the Berliner Festwochen, Wien Modern, La Scala Milano, Biennale di Venezia, Miami Piano Festival, Miller Theater New York, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Brescia and Bergamo International Piano Festival. He has collaborated with internationally renowned orchestras such as Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira, RAI National Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Brussels Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and many others. He is a professor at the Conservatory in Bari and a frequent guest professor at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and other American universities.

Concert Co-sponsors: Puglia Sounds, Unione Europea, Fondo per lo Sviluppo e la Coesione, Regione Puglia, and Teatro Pubblico Pugliese.

For more information regarding this exhibit, please visit: http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/event/emanuele-arciuli-five-versions-darkness.

If you have questions, please contact the Italian Academy at itacademy@columbia.edu or call 212-854-2306.
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Concert: Ensemble Origo: Motets, Madrigals, and Moresche
Concert: Ensemble Origo: Motets, Madrigals, and Moresche
Presented by Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Thursday, October 8, 2015 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.

Musicologist and conductor, Eric Rice, offers a 30-minute talk at 7:00 p.m. and a concert at 8:00 p.m. with Ensemble Origo, the early music group that he directs. This concert will focus on the works of 16th century Neapolitan composer Orlando di Lasso, whose works include madrigals, moresche, and carnivalesque Neapolitan dance-songs that also represent the speech of African slaves.

Concert Co-sponsor: Columbia University’s Department of Music

For more information regarding this exhibit, please visit: http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/event/ensemble-origo-motets-madrigals-and-moresche.

If you have questions, please contact the Italian Academy at itacademy@columbia.edu or call 212-854-2306.
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The 25th Annual Graham & Dodd Breakfast
The 25th Annual Graham & Dodd Breakfast
Presented by the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing
Friday, October 9, 2015 from 8-9:30 a.m. 
The Pierre Hotel - Grand Ballroom, 2 East 61st Street, New York, New York

Cost: $185

The 25th Annual Graham & Dodd Breakfast will feature keynote speaker Philippe Laffont, founder and portfolio manager of Coatue Management.

Register Today!

For additional information, please visit grahamanddodd.com or contact the Heilbrunn Center at valueinvesting@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Houston: JMW presents Leadership Excellence' Program for Women
Alumnae in the Houston region are invited to participate in the Leadership Excellence U.S. workshop. For more information or to register for this event, please click here.
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CBS D.C.’s October Happy Hour
CBS D.C.’s Happy Hour
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Metro D.C.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6 p.m.
BRABO Restaurant, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia

Time to host in NOVA! Our monthly networking event will be held Tuesday, October 20 at 6 p.m. at Brabo in Old Town, Virginia. Let’s meet at the bar! Here’s a look at the happy hour menu.

To RSVP for this event please click here. To contact the Alumni Club of Metro D.C., please email Ritija Gupta ’10 at rgupta10@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Symposium: Alberto Burri: A Symposium at the Italian Academy
Symposium: Alberto Burri: A Symposium at the Italian Academy 
Presented by Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (south of 118th Street), New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge; RSVP required.

Concurrent with the Guggenheim Museum’s retrospective, Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting, this special symposium will address the exhibit itself as well as Burri’s work in the context of postwar and contemporary art.

Featured Panel Participants:


	
Ernest Ialongo - panel moderator - Hostos Community College, CUNY

	
Emily Braun, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

	
Howard Singerman, Hunter College, CUNY

	
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, NYU

	
Noa Steimatsky, University of Chicago

	
Robert Storr, Yale University



Symposium Co-sponsor: Columbia University Seminar in Modern Italian Studies

To register for this event, please visit: http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/event/alberto-burri-symposium-italian-academy-columbia-university.

If you have questions, please contact the Italian Academy at itacademy@columbia.edu or call 212-854-2306.
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Atlanta: 3rd Annual Alumni Gathering on October 22
Please note that details on how to register for this event are forthcoming.

Atlanta: 3rd Annual Alumni Gathering
Presented by Bernard Gray ’74 and the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Atlanta 
Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Piedmont Driving Club, 1215 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia

Columbia Business School alumni, current students, and recently admitted students are welcome to attend this annual event featuring special guest speaker Richard F. Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Equifax, Inc.

If you have any questions, call 212-854-8815 or email alumniclubs@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Washington, D.C.: Make a Difference Day
Make a Difference Day
Presented by USA TODAY 
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Do you belong to an organization that can use a group of volunteers for a day project? We’d like to recruit a group of CBS alums to participate in the largest national day of community service. Backed by the Gannett Company in collaboration with the Points of Light Foundation, Make a Difference Day will be held October 24.

Interested in volunteering with fellow CBS alums in DC? Simply let us know. Or, if you work with an organization and you’d like to help us coordinate a volunteer event to support them, please let us know. We want to engage CBS alums in a philanthropic effort here in the Metro D.C. area and we need your help!

For more information, contact Joe Donnelly ’10 at jdonnelly10@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Lecture: Pier Mattia Tommasino, The Stomach of the World: Petrarch, Muhammad, and Mediterranean Studies
Lecture: Pier Mattia Tommasino, The Stomach of the World: Petrarch, Muhammad, and Mediterranean Studies
Presented by Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Monday, October 26, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (south of 118th Street), New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge; RSVP required.

The Italy at Columbia series invites prominent Columbia University professors to open one of their regularly scheduled classes to the public, bringing students and the community together in the Academy building.

To register for this event, please visit: http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/event/pier-mattia-tommasino-stomach-world-petrarch-muhammad-and-mediterranean-studies.

If you have questions, please contact the Italian Academy at itacademy@columbia.edu or call 212-854-2306.
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November

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Networking for Experienced Professionals
Networking for Experienced Professionals 
Presented by Columbia Business School Alumni Career Services
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Helen Mills Theater, 137-139 West 26th Street, New York, New York

Cost: $30

This event is designed to provide experienced professionals (alumni and current EMBA students) with an opportunity to network with industry experts. Attendees will be able to circulate to industry specific tables in order to ask questions, seek advice, and strategize how they can effectively position themselves to transition into or move up within certain industries.

For more information regarding this event, please contact Alumni Career Services at alumnicareers@gsb.columbia.edu.
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December

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6th Joint Business School Ball
The 6th Annual Joint Business Schools Ball brings together alumni of the world's leading business schools and their partners for an evening of celebration!
You can register here or email registration@jbsb.ch.
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2015 Real Estate Symposium
2015 Real Estate Symposium
Presented by the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and the Real Estate Circle
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 12-5 p.m.
The Columbia University Club of NY, 15 West 43rd Street, New York, New York

Save the Date!

Join fellow alumni at an exclusive alumni-only educational forum, which will bring together accomplished Columbia Business School alumni and top industry leaders for an afternoon of engaging panels. Attendees participate in a broad-based discussion of challenges and opportunities facing the real estate industry, market trends, and high-profile transactions.

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

For additional information, please visit the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate website at: www.gsb.columbia.edu/realestate/events/resymposium.
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