In June, more than 2,000 alumni, current students, and newly admitted students gathered in more than 55 cities around the world in celebration of the Columbia Business School global alumni network as part of the fifth annual Worldwide Alumni Club Event. As diverse as the School’s alumni, events included receptions with faculty speakers, happy hours, dinners, panel discussions, and family outings organized by dedicated alumni club leaders.
The following faculty members spoke at events around the world: Charles Calomiris, the Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions (Sao Paulo); Nelson Fraiman, professor of professional practice and director of the W. Edwards Deming Center (Montevideo, Santiago, and Lima); Jonathan Knee, adjunct professor of finance and economics and director of the Media Program (Maplewood, NJ); Gwyneth Ketterer, adjunct professor of finance and economics (Paris); Christopher Mayer, the Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate and senior vice dean (San Francisco); Stephen Penman, the George O. May Professor of Accounting (Athens); Bernd Schmitt, the Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business and faculty director of the Center on Global Brand Leadership (Munich and Paris); Eric Schoenberg, adjunct associate professor of marketing and associate director of the Center for the Decision Sciences (Washington, DC).
Save the date: The School’s sixth annual Worldwide Club Event will take place on June 6, 2012.