All daytime programming will take place on campus at Uris Hall (3022 Broadway at 118th Street).


Around the World: An Update on International Programs and Outreach
9:30–10:45 a.m.


Alumni are invited to learn about Columbia Business School global programs and recruitment efforts over a light breakfast.


Columbia CaseWorks: The PieSky Ventures
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Presenter: Murray B. Low, Director, Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center


Oriented around real-world questions and decisions, CaseWorks materials challenge students to make sense of varied sources of information. The case discussed in this session will be e-mailed to you prior to Reunion Weekend.


Case: PieSky Ventures is evaluating four proposals to assess which one represents the best entrepreneurial opportunity. Clifford Smathers, the investment executive, knows that the decision must be made quickly in order to get involved. In which business should PieSky Ventures invest?


Alumni Lunch
12:30–1:45 p.m.


Class of 1961 50th Reunion Luncheon
12:30–1:45 p.m.


A Taste of Executive Education: The Science of Personal Leadership
2:00–3:15 p.m.


Presenter: Hitendra Wadhwa, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Marketing Division


Leadership is frequently thought of in terms of our ability to understand and direct our outer environment–people, organizations, and events. But recent scientific research from disciplines including psychology, neuroscience, and medicine suggests that a leader’s success is substantially influenced by the dimension of personal leadership: our ability to understand and direct our goals, values, emotions, and our positive and destructive drives.


University Endowment Update
3:30–4:45 p.m.


Presenter: Nirmal Narvekar, President, Columbia Investment Management Company


Nirmal Narvekar, who has led the Columbia Investment Management Company since 2002, will share insights on endowment management and discuss his experience leading the Columbia University endowment during the recent challenging economic times.


Manhattanville Campus Update
5:00–6:15 p.m.


Presenter: Joe Ienuso ’01, Executive Vice President of Facilities, Columbia University


Columbia Business School will be part of Columbia University’s expansion into Manhattanville, 17 acres of space west of Broadway between 125th and 133rd Streets. Hear an update on the School’s planned new facilities.


*Please see Weekend Transportation for shuttle service information.


All-Class Welcome Reception
Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street (between Lexington and Park Avenues)
7:00–9:00 p.m.


Reconnect with old friends and classmates over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the elegant Cipriani 42nd Street, one of New York City’s iconic venues.



All daytime programming will take place on campus at Uris Hall (3022 Broadway at 118th Street).


Continental Breakfast
8:30–9:15 a.m.


Panel Discussions and Presentations Session I
9:15–10:30 a.m.


A. Banking After the Crisis


Moderator: David Beim, Professor of Professional Practice, Finance and Economics Division


Alumni Panelists

Fawzi Kyriakos-Saad ’86, CEO, Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, Credit Suisse
Robert Muh ’61, CEO, Sutter Securities
Morris McDonald ’71, Partner, Proteus Capital Partners


B. The Returns to Social Enterprise


Moderator: Ray Fisman, Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise and Director, Social Enterprise Program


Alumni Panelists

Ben Grossman ’06, Director of Green Marketing and Sustainability, Grossman Marketing Group
Erica Lock ’10, Senior Associate, Fellow and Alumni Programs, Echoing Green
Nina Orville ’96, Senior Consultant, Blue Springs Energy, LLC


C. Career Workshop: Salary Negotiation


Presenter: Ellis Chase, EJ Chase Consulting, Inc.


This session will provide expert advice on how to negotiate a salary for a new job or secure a higher salary for your current position.


Dean’s State of the School Address
10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


Join Dean Glenn Hubbard, the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, for an update on the School, and participate in a question-and-answer session.


Barbeque Lunch
12:00–1:15 p.m.


Courtesy of Marc Glosserman ’06, Founder and Owner, Hill Country Barbeque


Panel Discussions and Presentations Session II
1:15–2:30 p.m.


A. The Next Decade in Real Estate


Moderator: Chris Mayer, Senior Vice Dean and Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate


Alumni Panelists

Asher Bernstein ’66, President and Principal, Bernstein Real Estate
Jerry Keyser ’61, President, Keyser Marston Associates, Inc.
Nancy Lashine ’81, Managing Partner, Park Madison Partners


B. Building and Managing the Brand Experience


Moderator: Bernd Schmitt, Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business and Faculty Director, Center on Global Brand Leadership


Alumni Panelists

Karen Gray ’81, Director of Stores, Eileen Fisher, Inc.
Yuzaburo Mogi ’61, Chairman and CEO, Kikkoman Corporation
Janet Rollé ’91, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, CNN Worldwide


C. The Secrets of High Performance Leadership


Presenter: Michael Feiner ’66, Professor of Management and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Ethics Fellow


Panel Discussions and Presentations Session III
2:45–4:00 p.m.


A. Perspectives on the Future Healthcare Industry Landscape


Presenter: Cliff Cramer, Adjunct Professor of Management and Director, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program


Alumni Panelists

Anand Joshi ’01, Director of Strategic Sourcing, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Lorraine Marchand EMBA ’06, President and CEO, Bio Spark LLC.
Thijs Spoor EMBA ’06, CEO, FluoroPharma Inc.


B. Three Faces of Nonprofit Leadership


Moderator: Ray Horton, Frank R. Lautenberg Professor of Ethics and Corporate Governance


Alumni Panelists

Sara Green ’01, Founder and Executive Director, Art for Refugees in Transition
William Hinkle ’76, President, William H. Hinkle Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Shaiza Rizavi ’96, Advisory Board Member, Social Enterprise Program, Columbia Business School


C. Intelligent Investing Since the Crisis


Moderator: Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management and Director, Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing


Alumni Panelists

Elizabeth Varet ’71, Chairman, American Securities Group
George Wiegers ’61, Cofounder and Partner, Wiegers Capital Partners
Li Lu ’96, Founding Partner and President, Himalaya Capital


Cocktail Receptions and Dinners


25th Reunion Class Cocktail Reception
Pier Sixty
Chelsea Piers, Pier 60
6:30–7:30 p.m.


Enjoy a special reception exclusively for the 25th reunion class prior to the main festivities.


1st Reunion Class (full-time MBA class of 2010 only)
The Lighthouse
Chelsea Piers, Pier 61
7:30 p.m.–midnight


Join your classmates for cocktails, dinner, and dancing at The Lighthouse, located on Pier 61 along the majestic Hudson River.


*Please see Weekend Transportation for shuttle service information.


5th–25th Reunions and All EMBA Reunion Classes

Pier Sixty
Chelsea Piers, Pier 60

Class Cocktail Reception: 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Class Dinner: 8:30–10:00 p.m.
Dancing: 10:00 p.m.–midnight


Join your classmates for cocktails, dinner, and dancing at Pier Sixty, where beautiful views of the Hudson River complement award-winning cuisine by Abigail Kirsch.


*Please see Weekend Transportation for shuttle service information.


30th–50th Reunions and Platinum Classes
Del Posto Ristorante
85 Tenth Avenue (at 16th Street)
7:30–10:30 p.m.


Join your classmates for cocktails and dinner at Iron Chef America and James Beard Foundation “Best Chef” winner Mario Batali’s Del Posto Ristorante featuring contemporary interpretations on classic Italian cuisine with an ambiance that is both elegant and inviting.


*Please see Weekend Transportation for shuttle service information.



Alumni Family Brunch
Guastavino’s, 409 East 59th Street (at First Avenue)
10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


Cap off Reunion Weekend by bringing your family to Guastavino’s for Sunday brunch, a time-honored reunion tradition. Children’s entertainment will be provided.


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