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Sustainable Infrastructure Development and PPP presented by Green Business Club
John Dionisio from Meridiam Infrastructure will share his experience in Public-Provate Partnerships in the U.S. and talk about sustainability issues.

Meridiam is one of the largest Infrastructure Funds in the U.S. with projects around the country including new LaGuardia Terminal and Port of Miami Tunnel. Sustainability is both a core value for Meridiam and a point of differentiation. Their ESG principles are considers the strictest in the industry. 

John's bio: http://www.meridiam.com/en/team/john-dionisio

Format: 30 minutes presentation and 45 minutes Q&A

Dinner will be served
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Klion Forum: The Future of Energy in a Changing Political Landscape presented by Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
The 2017 Annual Klion Forum will feature an impassioned discussion on the new energy economy and changing American policies with Jim Rogers, former  CEO and President of Duke Energy and author of Lighting the World: Transforming our Energy Future by Bringing Electricity to Everyone, and Geoff Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School and author of Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity. The discussion will be moderated by Elke Weber, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University.  Copies of their books with be available for purchase at the event.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Uris Hall, 1st Floor, Calder Lounge
Register Here

Speakers

Jim Rogers, 
Former CEO and President, Duke Energy

 

Geoff Heal,
Professor of Social Enterprise
Columbia Business School 

 

Elke Weber,
Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs,
Princeton University
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2017 Global Business Forum
2017 Global Business Forum
Presented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP, Columbia University’s Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy 

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
583 Park Avenue, New York, New York

Cost: By invitation only / Free of charge

Hosted by Freshfields and Columbia University’s Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy and the 2017 Global Business Forum will be focused on ‘How technology is changing the way we do business.’ The fascinating agenda includes panel sessions that will discuss the deal environment, Artificial Intelligence, free trade in an age of polarization, and global business in 2018. Alongside this, there will be three industry-focused sessions on Fintech, telecommunications and agriculture in which leading industry figures will discuss the technological change they are experiencing in their sector.

 

Our distinguished speakers include Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and University Professor, Columbia University leading discussion on free trade in an age of polarization; Abby Joseph Cohen, President, Global Markets Institute and Senior Investment Strategist at Goldman Sachs, joining our panel looking at what the business community can expect to see around the world in 2018; Jon Stein, Founder and CEO at Betterment; Tim Wu, Professor at Columbia Law School, credited with popularizing the concept of network neutrality, author and contributing writer at The New Yorker, discussing telecommunications; Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor of the Financial Times leads our panel discussion on what we expect to see in 2018; Guru Banavar Vice President and Chief Science Officer, Cognitive Computing at IBM joining the Artificial Intelligence panel; and Tom Wheeler, now-former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission among other notable experts. For a full list of speakers, please visit the conference website www.gbf.freshfields.com

 

*Attire: Business

*Registration: Visit http://gbf.freshfields.com/register2017 for more information and registration
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Urban Innovation & Sustainability presented by Social Enterprise Club
The SEC is pleased to present an interdisciplinary panel that will explore the exciting ways that innovation and sustainability are being addressed in today's cities. Following the engaging discussions at this year's Tamer Center Conference, "Cities Transformed," this panel will expand on critical issues. Topics will include climate change, entrepreneurship, energy, as well as the role of technology, design and culture in maintaining and improving today's cities.

The panel will be moderated by Cassim Shepard, adjunct professor at Columbia GSAPP, as well as urban planner, author, geographer, and documentary filmmaker.

Speakers Include:

Andrew Salkin - Senior Vice President, 100 Resilient Cities

Nick Colvin - Product Manager, Intersection

Sander Dolder - Urban Technology, Innovation and Sustainability & Senior Project Manager, New York City Economic Development Corporation

 

*food & drinks will be provided*

*the panel will be followed by a reception, details to come!*
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2017 Tamer Center for Social Enterprise Awards Breakfast
Hosted by the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School.

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 from 7:30–9:00 a.m.

The Metropolitan Club

1 East 60th St.

New York, NY 10022

Cost: $250 individual tickets; $500 benefactor tickets. Sponsorship and advertisement opportunities are also available.

The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and Breakfast Chairs Norman Benzaquen '72, Patrick Duff '84, Philippa '90 and Larry Portnoy, and Mona '93 and Ravi Sinha invite you to the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise Awards Breakfast, where we will honor Jon Friedland '97 and Shaiza Rizavi '96.

The Awards Breakfast showcases the impact of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, which trains the next generation of leaders to address social and environmental challenges. We will present the Horton Award for Excellence in Social Enterprise, named for Professor Ray Horton, who established social enterprise as an interest area at Columbia Business School. The Horton Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a passion for social or environmental causes and have used their management skills to benefit society. 

Join us as we celebrate Jon Friedland '97 and Shaiza Rizavi '96, the recipients of this year's Horton Award, for their longtime support of social enterprise at Columbia Business School. The award also recognizes the significant time and resources they have dedicated to social ventures and nonprofits in NYC and globally.

For more information and to register, please visit the website: https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/socialenterprise/awardsbreakfast-registration

For more information, please contact Gwen Shufro ’06 at grs2107@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Household Asset Diversification for Japan’s Economic Growth
*Thursday, April 6, 2017, 12:30 to 2:00 PM (Lunch will be provided.)
*Room 207, Warren Hall, Columbia University
*Featuring: Tetsuya Kubo, Chairman of the Board, SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
Moderated by: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School

*Cost: Free of charge

*Synopsis:
In Japan, most household financial assets are gathered in deposits and savings with low interests. As a result, the increase of household financial assets is smaller in comparison to other countries' and limits the risk money provisions for growing businesses. Considering Japan’s current economic challenges, it is necessary to properly distribute household financial assets and encourage individual household efforts of asset formation. The Abe Administration also promotes asset formation from deposits as one effort to overcome economic deflation. In turn, securities companies have a mission to stimulate households' asset formation and develop the capital market by introducing risk money for growing businesses to the market. Under these circumstances, SMBC Nikko Securities has been expanding its business steadily as a core securities company of SMFG, one of Japan’s three megabank groups.

*Biography: Tetsuya Kubo joined The Sumitomo Bank, Limited (a predecessor bank to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) in 1976. In 1981, Mr. Kubo was seconded to the Economic Planning Agency of the Japanese Government. He also participated Harvard Law School’s International Tax Program in1984. In June 2002, he became General Manager of its Hong Kong Branch, overseeing the Bank’s operations in Hong Kong and other parts of Southeast Asia. In 2003, Mr. Kubo became the Director of the Bank. He was promoted to Managing Director in July 2006, and upon his appointment as the Head of the Americas Division, moved to New York for two years. In April 2008, he returned to Tokyo to assume the position of Head of the Investment Banking Unit. In April 2009, he became Senior Managing Director and a member of the Board while concurrently serving as Head of the Investment Banking Unit, and led the project of acquiring Nikko Cordial Securities Inc. (currently, SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.) In April 2011, he was promoted to Deputy President and CFO, a member of the Board of Directors as Representative Director, and assigned to take charge of Corporate Planning, Financial Accounting, Subsidiaries & Affiliates, and Public Relations.

In April 2013, he was appointed President & CEO of SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. In April 2016, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. In June 2016, he was also appointed Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Kubo holds a B.A. in law from Kyoto University.

* Registration is required at https://cjeb2017-kubo.eventbrite.com

* General Contact: Emiko Mizumura, CJEB’s Assistant Director for Programs, at em2265@columbia.edu
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Women's Week 2017 - Discussion on Re-entering the Workplace After an Extended Absence with Carol Fishman Cohen, Co-Founder of iRelaunch
Women's Week 2017 - Discussion on Re-entering the Workplace After an Extended Absence with Carol Fishman Cohen, Co-Founder of iRelaunch

Presented by Columbia Business School’s Alumni Club of Boston

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Bank of America Financial Center, 16th floor, 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA

Cost: $20 - $30

Registration https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-week-2017-discussion-on-re-entering-the-workplace-after-an-extended-absence-with-carol-tickets-31947764624 

Use the “Contact” link on the bottom of the Event Brite listing to get in touch with any questions
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India Business Conference presented by South Asia Business Association
As the premier India-focused conference in New York City, the India Business Conference is a powerful forum that inspires thought-leadership and generates discussions around the business, social, political, and creative undercurrents that permeate Indian life. Over the years, it has drawn thousands of attendees, as well as visionary speakers including the Railway Minister of India Mr. Suresh Prabhu, MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga, Deputy Chairperson of the Planning Commission Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Samsonite CEO Ramesh Tainwala, Harman International Industries CEO Dinesh Paliwal, Bombay Stock Exchange CEO Ashish Chauhan, Infosys Co-Founder and CEO S.D Shibulal and Nobel Laureate Dr. Joseph Stiglitz among others. Every year, the conference brings together students, professionals, and members of the Indian diaspora in the United States to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing India. The theme of this year’s conference is Route to Resurgence: Shaping India’s New Destiny.

The event will feature 3-4 keynote speakers and 3 panel discussions, tentatively:


	E-commerce, tech and consumer: Rethinking Business Models for an Emerging India

	Sports & Bollywood: The Transformation of Indian Entertainment Industry

	VC & start-ups: The Rise & Rise of Investments in India



There will be networking breaks, including those for lunch and coffee. The conference will conclude with a networking cocktail reception to provide speakers and participants the opportunity to exchange ideas.

Note: Ticket prices include buffet lunch and networking cocktail reception in the evening.
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Webinar: Best Practices in Performance Leadership
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Online event

Presented by Columbia Business School Executive Education with Grant Ackerman

Date: April 11

Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/91699a8bf18e642dc5b9141539e44ee6
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Social Innovation with Innovative Cybernic Systems: Challenges to Shape the Future "Society 5.0”
Co-sponsored by:  Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School and The Mitsui USA Foundation

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 PM (reception to follow)

Room 142, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School


Featuring: Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai, President and CEO, CYBERDYNE Inc.; Professor, University of Tsukuba

Moderated by: Hugh Patrick, Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Co-Director, APEC Study Center, Columbia University

Cost: Free of charge

Biography: Yoshiyuki Sankai acquired a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, in 1987. He is a Professor and the Director at the Center for Cybernics Research, University of Tsukuba, the President and CEO of CYBERDYNE Inc., and a Program Manager of the Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies (ImPACT) Program, initiated by the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) of the Cabinet Office, Japan.

He is a fellow of the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ) (2012), Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE) (2014) and also a council member of the Global Future Council on Human Enhancement of the World Economic Forum (2016-2018). He also served as a Chairman (2005) and an Executive Board member (2004-2005) of Advanced Robotics, as well as an Executive Board member (2000-2017), congress head (2003), and President (2003) of the Japan Society of Embolus Detection and Treatment.

He has pioneered innovative cyborg-type robot technology in a new academic field, “Cybernics: the fusion and combination of humans, machines and information systems”.

Registration is required at https://2017-mitsui-symposium.eventbrite.com

General Contact: Emiko Mizumura, CJEB’s Assistant Director for Programs, at em2265@columbia.edu
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PUBLIC PENSION AND SOVEREIGN FUNDS CONFERENCE
Presented by the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 1:15 - 5:30 PM

The Italian Academy, Columbia University (1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027)

Confirmed speakers include:

Joyce Chang, Global Head of Research, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Richard Clarida, C. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics and International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Scott Evans, Deputy Comptroller for Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer, NY City Retirement Systems

Sadayuki Horie, Nomura Research Institute; former GPIF Investment Advisory Committee

Takatoshi Ito, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB

William Kinlaw, Senior Managing Director and Global Head, State Street Associates

Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, Founder and Chairman, Strategic Investment Group

Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB, Columbia Business School

Andrew Rozanov, Chatham House

Geoffrey Rubin, Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Construction and Research, Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board

Chris Schindler, Managing Director Portfolio Management and Asset Allocation, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Fiona Stewart, World Bank

Lawrence Summers, Harvard University

Norihiro Takahashi, President, Government Pension Investment Fund

Cost: Free of charge

Description:  Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) is delighted to announce our upcoming “Public Pension and Sovereign Funds Conference.”  The conference is part of CJEB’s newly-launched “Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds” established by Professor Takatoshi Ito to examine and conduct extensive research on how public pension funds and sovereign wealth funds should be structured, both in portfolio and governance.

Conference sessions:

Session 1: Investment Challenges in an Environment of Secular Stagnation

Session 2: Best Practices: The Case of GPIF

Session 3: Seeking Alpha - The Role of Alternatives in Asset Allocation

General Contact: Andy Wanning, CJEB’s Senior Program Officer, at aw2040@columbia.edu

Registration is required at https://cjeb2017-pppsf-conference.eventbrite.com
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MBSA/JBSA Joint Panel presented by Muslim Business Students Association
The Jewish Business Students Association and the Muslim Business Students Association are co-sponsoring an event discussing our respective affinity groups, what our identities mean to us, the commonalities between our faiths, and how we as future business leaders can be better at supporting diversity & inclusion at our future organizations
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Philadelphia: Professor David Rogers on the Digital Transformation of Traditional Businesses
RSVP is required. To register for this event, please click here.

Philadelphia: Professor David Rogers on the Digital Transformation of Traditional Business
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Philadelphia
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Offices of the Philadelphia Media Network, Logan Square Conference Room, 801 Market Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA

Cost: $15 for CBS alumni; $20 for guests.

Please join us for a presentation and discussion on the challenges of digital transformation. Make sure your company is not left behind in the digital age. The discussion will be led by Professor David Rogers, Faculty of Executive Education at Columbia Business School. Professor Rogers is a globally recognized leader on digital business strategy, known for his pioneering model of customer networks and his work on digital transformation. He is author of four books, including The Network Is Your Customer, and his latest, The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age (Columbia Business School Publishing).

For more information on this event, please click here. 

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Office of Alumni Relations at alumniclubs@gsb.columbia.edu
Alumni Networking EventRSVP
Energy Industry Developments and Trump Administration Policy
Energy Industry Developments and Trump Administration Policy

*Presented by/Sponsored by the Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy

*Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 6:15pm-7:45pm

*Room 142, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School

 

Free of charge

 

Oil is back to $50 per barrel and rig count is climbing. Are we out of the oil price slump? What does demand look like going forward and will fracking wells come on line to match supply to rising demand and hold prices? Coal is also on an uptrend and both thermal and metallurgical coal have seen recent upticks.

 

The Trump administration is promising new energy policies. What will the impact be on renewables, on the coal industry, on nuclear power, on environmental trends? Come and find out what the experts think and take away a better understanding of what is on the horizon.

 

Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs;

Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy; Senior Fellow, Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy

Colin Davies, Senior Research Analyst, Oil Field Services, AB Bernstein

Geoff Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School

 

*Registration: www.richmancenter.org/energy

 

*Contact information: richmancenter@gsb.columbia.edu
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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 Douglas McCormick (Venture Partner, Rho Ventures)  Meryl Hartzbrand (Senior Adviser, Vanbridge),  Naree Viner (Principal, Nonprofit practice,Korn Ferry) and Josh Zigman (Managing Director, Raines International) in a lively 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. 

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: Thursday, April 20th

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

Location: Akin Gump Offices, Bank of America Tower, 42nd St. near Sixth Avenue, NY NY 10036

Cost: $30 - Must be paid in advance by credit card


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Dallas: How does the current political climate impact our planet’s future climate?
RSVP is not required. 

Dallas: How does the current political climate impact our planet’s future climate?
Presented by the CAA 
Friday, April 21, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cotton Bowl, 4th Floor Club, 3750 The Midway, Dallas, TX 75215

Cost: Free for CBS Alumni

Join two Columbia University experts in conversation about the most cutting-edge scientific findings and what the current administration can do on the legal and regulatory front.

What opportunities are there for science, business, and law to change the debate?

Columbia University experts: 


	
Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
	
Peter B. de Menocal, Dean of Science, Director, Center for Climate and Life, Thomas Alva Edison/ConEd Professor, Department Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Paul Lindberg at pl2645@columbia.edu.
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EMBAG/AC: All-Globals Reunion Gathering in NYC
RSVP is required. To register for this event, please click here.

EMBAG/AC: All- Globals Reunion Gathering in NYC
Presented by the EMBA-Global Alumni Club
Friday, April 21, 2017 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. 
Park Avenue Tavern, 99 Park Avenue (at 39th St by Grand Central), New York, New York 10016

Cost: $25

We have reserved a semi-private room to welcome back EMBA-Global alumni for reunion and gather all Globals for casual drinks and light appetizers.

We chose a more casual event for all globals to attend, whether or not they choose to attend the official event.

For more information on this event, please click here. 

If you have any questions regarding this event, or would like to be involved in planning future events, please contact Columbia Business School EMBA Global Alumni Club leaders, Deirdre Humen '07 or Jacob Miles '12. 
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EMBAG/AC: All-Globals Sunday French-style Brunch in NYC
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EMBAG/AC: All-Globals Sunday French-style Brunch in NYC
Presented by the EMBA-Global Alumni Club
Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Financier Patisserie, 35 Cedar Street at 10 Liberty Plaza (between Pearl & William), Manhattan, NY 10005

Cost: $40

Join us for an elegant French Brunch at the end of a festive weekend with your classmates. All Globals and their partners are warmly invited!

Full brunch at the Financier Patisserie includes salad, quiches, paninis, juices, expresso and their delicious pastries to end a beautiful weekend of fun and memories with old friends.

For more information on this event, please click here. 

If you have any questions regarding this event, or would like to be involved in planning future events, please contact Columbia Business School EMBA Global Alumni Club leaders, Deirdre Humen '07 or Jacob Miles '12. 
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Houston: Columbia Healthcare Alumni Gathering
RSVP is required. To register for this event, please click here.

Houston: Columbia Healthcare Alumni Gathering
Presented by the Columbia Business Alumni Club of Houston, Columbia Alumni Association, with generous support from CRG
Monday, April 24, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
CRG, 1000 Main Street, Suite 2500, Houston, TX 77002

Cost: Free for alumni to attend. 

The Columbia Business School alumni club of Houston is happy to invite you to a special event featuring Bunny Ellerin, director of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program.

Please come out to connect with fellow Columbia alumni in the healthcare sector to hear Bunny discuss initiatives of the Healthcare Program and plans for making the network of alumni in the industry stronger.

This event is free. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ed Cangialosi, associate director, Major Gifts, Columbia Business School at ec2731@columbia.edu.
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Dallas: Columbia Healthcare Alumni Gathering
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Dallas: Columbia Healthcare Alumni Gathering
Presented by the Columbia Business Alumni Club of Dallas, the Columbia Alumni Association, with generous support from Tenet Health
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Tenet Health HQ, 1445 Ross Avenue, 14th Floor, Dallas, TX

Cost: Free for CBS alumni to attend. 

The Columbia Business School alumni club of Dallas is happy to invite you to a special event featuring Bunny Ellerin, director of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program.

Please come out to connect with fellow Columbia alumni in the healthcare sector to hear Bunny discuss initiatives of the Healthcare Program and plans for making the network of alumni in the industry stronger.

This event is free. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ed Cangialosi, associate director, Major Gifts, Columbia Business School at ec2731@columbia.edu.
Alumni Networking EventRSVP
Recent Developments in the Global Markets
*Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:30 to 2:00 PM (Lunch will be provided.)
*Room 303, Uris Hall, Columbia University
*Featuring: Hiroshi Watanabe, President, Institute for International Monetary Affairs
Moderated by: Hugh Patrick, Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Co-Director, APEC Study Center, Columbia University

*Cost: Free of charge

*Biography:
After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Mr. Watanabe joined the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in 1972. He occupied various senior positions including Director-General of the International Bureau, Personal Secretary to the Minister of Finance, and served as Director of the Secretarial Division, the Property Tax Policy Division, and the Indirect Tax Policy Division before being appointed Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs in 2004. He also served for the Japan Center for International Finance on lease. After his retirement in 2007 he became a professor at the Graduate School of Commerce and Management of Hitotsubashi University. From 2008 to 2016, he also served as CEO for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation. Since October 2016, he has been the President of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs (IIMA). Mr. Watanabe received an LLB at the University of Tokyo and an MA in Economics at Brown University. He also passed the bar examination in 1971.
*Registration is required at https://cjeb2017-watanabe.eventbrite.com

* General Contact: Andy Wanning, Senior Program Officer, at aw2040@gsb.columbia.edu
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New York: Annual Tri-School Healthcare Alumni Mixer - CBS, Harvard, Wharton
RSVP is required. To register for this event, please click here.

New York: Annual Tri-School Healthcare Alumni Mixer - CBS, Harvard, Wharton
Presented by Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Playwright Irish Pub, 27 West 35th Street, Second Floor, New York, NY

Cost: Free for CBS alumni.

Once again, Columbia, Harvard and Wharton Alumni are holding their hugely popular, informal annual tri-school healthcare networking mixer. This year's gathering will be on Wednesday, April 26 at Playwright Irish Pub from 6-9 p.m. 

Last year's reception was a sell out, so register early if you want to be sure of a space!

For more information on this event, please click here. 

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the administrator
at contactus@cbsacny.org.
Alumni Networking EventRSVP

May

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41st Annual Dinner: Honoring Robert F. Smith '94 and Robert Reffkin '03
41st Annual Dinner: Honoring Robert F. Smith '94 and Robert Reffkin '03
Presented by Columbia Business School
Monday, May 1, 2017, 6:00 to 9:15 p.m.
American Museum of Natural History, New York City

Dress Code: Business/Cocktail Attire

Registration: Tickets to the Centennial Dinner are $1,500 per person. Contributions in excess of $231 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.

Join over 800 guests, including members of the Board of Overseers, alumni, corporate sponsors, faculty members, students, and friends, in a festive evening of support for Columbia Business School. Over the years, the dinner has generated critical unrestricted funding for student financial aid, faculty research, and curriculum development. This year, the Annual Dinner—one of the School’s most cherished traditions—will take place at the American Museum of Natural History, an exciting venue for celebrating a new century at the very center of business.

For more information and to register for this event, please visit: www.gsb.columbia.edu/annualdinner.
Dinner / GalaRSVP
Webinar: The New Science of Relationships
12:00 – 1 p.m.

Online event

Presented by Columbia Business School Executive Education with Hitendra Wadhwa

Date: May 3

Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9a598222ffd08ae68c34be5db4a05ad8
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2017 Annual Real Estate Alumni Reception
2017 Annual Real Estate Alumni Reception 

Presented by Columbia Business School and the Real Estate Circle 

Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30pm

Columbia/Princeton Club of New York
15 West 43rd Street NY, NY 10036

The 2017 Annual Real Estate Alumni Reception will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Columbia/Princeton Club of New York. In addition to catching up with classmates and networking with fellow alumni, join us in honoring Paul Pariser ’78, Founder and Co-CEO of Taconic Investment Partners, as a Distinguished Real Estate Partner. Beyond his impressive career, Mr. Pariser is also a member of the MBA Real Estate Advisory Board and Real Estate Forum, and a long standing advocate and supporter of the MBA Real Estate Program and its students.

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 event is now open. For questions regarding registration, please email pmc@gsb.columbia.edu

For more information: http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/realestate/events/alumni_reception
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The 8th Annual “From Graham to Buffett & Beyond” Dinner
The 8th annual “From Graham to Buffett & Beyond” Dinner 

Presented by the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
The Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, NE 68102

Ticket Prices: 

General Seating: $325 per person

Standard Table for 10 people: $3,250

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

The 2017 dinner will include a panel discussion featuring Paul Hilal ’92, Founder & CEO, Mantle Ridge LP.; Mario Gabelli ’67, Chairman & CEO of GAMCO Investors, Inc.; David Samra ’93, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Artisan Partners Limited Partners;  Tano Santos, David L. and Elise M. Dodd Professor of Finance, Co-Academic Director, Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing; Jennifer Wallace ’94, Founding Partners, Portfolio Manager & Chief Investment Officer, Summit Street Capital Management, LLC.
Register Here 

To purchase a standard table or VIP table please call Julia Kimyagarov at 212-854-1933 

For more information regarding the dinner please visit www.grahamandodd.com or contact that Heilbrunn Center at valueinvesting@gsb.columbia.edu 
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Toronto: American and Global Economic Outlook DeGroote Insight Lecture Featuring Dean Glenn Hubbard
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Toronto: American and Global Economic Outlook DeGroote Insight Lecture Featuring Dean Glenn Hubbard
Presented by Columbia Business School and DeGroote School of Business, with support from Adam Felesky and First Marketplace Group
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. 
Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West, Toronto, Canada

Cost: $50 CAD for Columbia Business School alumni and guests

We are pleased to announce a special upcoming event in Toronto with Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School. You are cordially invited to join Dean Hubbard as he gives the annual DeGroote Insight Lecture for McMaster University.

Dean Hubbard will share his perspective on the current state of the American economy and the policy decisions of the new administration. He will also discuss the implications of these themes for the global economic order. A question and answer session will be facilitated after the lecture by Sherry Cooper, TMX Industry Professor at the DeGroote School of Business, and Chief Economist of Dominion Lending Centres.

For more information on this event, please click here. 

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Columbia Business School’s Office of Alumni Relations at alumniclubs@gsb.columbia.edu
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iRelaunch: Return to Work
iRelaunch: Return to Work
Presented by iRelaunch, in partnership with Stanford University
Monday, May 15; 8:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. 
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA

Are you on a career break and planning to go back to work? Learn the most effective return-to-work strategies and meet employers and programs interested in career relaunchers. The iRelaunch Return-to-Work Conference with the Stanford Alumni Association is led by CEO Carol Fishman Cohen, TED Talk speaker and co-author of Back on the Career Track. REGISTER NOW!!

 
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Boston: An Evening with Professor Bruce Greenwald
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Boston: An Evening with Professor Bruce Greenwald
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Boston
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Fidelity Investments Boston, 245 Summer Street, Boston, MA

Cost: $25 for alumni; $40 for guests. 

Please save the date for an evening presentation with Professor Bruce Greenwald. More information is forthcoming.

Please e-mail alumniclubs@gsb.columbia.edu if you have any questions.
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Japan’s Global and Domestic Futures: The U.S. Relationship and FinTech
Presented by the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Thursday, May 25, 2017, Afternoon (more details to follow)
Otemachi Financial City Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan
Co-sponsored by the Development Bank of Japan, Inc.
*Cost: 15,000 JPY

Confirmed speakers include:

Keynotes:

Nobuchika Mori, Commissioner, Financial Services Agency

Alan Wolff, Former Deputy United States Trade Representative; Chair, National Foreign Trade Council; Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP

Other Participants:

David Asher, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Financial Services, SparkCognition 

Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University

Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB

Naoyuki Iwashita, Head of FinTech Center, Payment and Settlement Systems Department, Bank of Japan

Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Yutaka Matsuo, Co-Director, Chair for Global Consumer Intelligence; Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo 

Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School

Akihiko Tanaka, Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo Masaaki Tanaka, Senior Global Advisor, PwC International

David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University  

Synopsis

We are delighted to announce our upcoming annual Tokyo Conference, "Japan's Global and Domestic Futures: The U.S. Relationship and FinTech," which will be held in the afternoon on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Otemachi Financial City Conference Center in Tokyo and will feature a series of distinguished speakers including many of our core faculty members. The program will include two panels titled, “The Future of Japanese Financial Services and Industry with FinTech" and “U.S.-Japan Economic Relations Under the New U.S. Administration.” This conference is part of CJEB's program, "The New Global Financial Architecture." 

General Contact: Emiko Mizumura, CJEB’s Assistant Director for Programs, at em2265@columbia.edu

Registration and payment are required at www.gsb.columbia.edu/cjeb/tokyoconference.
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