Event Archive

Please visit the program pages to see past events for the Khemka Speaker Forum, focusing on India, and the Wu Speaker Forum and the N.T. Wang Lecture Series for China-related topics.

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Slam the Door to Chinese Investment?

October 11, 2018

Wei Wang, current Lulu C. Wang Scholar, Chazen Institute; Founding Chairman of China M&A Association (CMAA), among other positions, discussed China's global investment patterns over the last 10 years, including its risk analysis for global business and implications for the future.


Governance in the Age of Technology

September 26, 2018

Helming one of the world's most robust e-Governance platform that seeks to drive 'Citizen-centric' service delivery systems, Chandrababu Naidu, the Chief Minister of the State of Andhra Pradesh, is leading India's journey of governance reforms driven by data and technology.


Shashi Tharoor on India in 2030

September 21, 2018

Dr. Shashi Tharoor currently serves as a second-term Lok Sabha Member of Parliament representing the Thiruvananthapuram constituency and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs. Dr. Tharoor spoke about India’s journey to becoming the third largest economy by 2030. Moderated by Prof. Nirupama M. Rao, a retired Indian diplomat, foreign secretary, and ambassador.


Eccles Prize and Speaker Forum featuring Jean Tirole

June 19, 2018

Jean Tirole, winner of the Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing for his book Economics for the Common Good, spoke with Dean Glenn Hubbard on his work. The event also celebrated Roger F. Murray Associate Professor of Finance Xavier Giroud, winner of the Eccles Research Award in Finance & Economics.

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An Inside Look at the UN: Israel's Seat at the International Table

April 10, 2018

Featuring Ambassador Ron Prosor, former Israeli Ambassador to the UK and the UN. The ambassador provided an up-to-date overview and analysis of Israel's position at the UN and its relations with the United States. Moderated by Gili Bergman, CBS '19


"The World is Just a Book Away"

Book Launch with James J. Owens '94

Feb. 15, 2018 — Strand Bookstore, Rare Books Room

An evening celebrating literacy and education with James J. Owens ’94, Founder and CEO, The World is Just a Book Away, a non-profit organization promoting children's literacy and education. This event launched The World is Just a Book Away, an anthology edited by Mr. Owens that captures the stories of how books and reading inspired some of the world's most prominent people.

Moderated by Bruce Usher, The Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director of the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School

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“Enlightened Opportunity: Renewable Energy & Climate Policy in India”

January 15, 2018 — Mumbai, India

An exclusive event in which two Columbia Business School professors present their research and debate with business leaders how India can create and finance a world-class renewable energy industry. Participants learned how to optimal way to transition into renewable energy without significant social costs and how to mitigate risk of investing in renewable energy solutions.

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