Alumni Events Calendar

CAA Singapore | Trade in the Trump Era: A Talk with Steve Okun

As we seek to understand the ramifications of the collision between trade and populism, the Columbia Alumni Association of Singapore is excited to host a talk by Steven Okun, former Clinton Administration official, frequent commentator on US politics and trade on CNBC and Channel NewsAsia, and Senior Advisor to McLarty Associates, on "Trade in the Era of Trump". Steve will share his insights on how we got here, recent trade policy actions, the potential economic consequences, US business reaction in Asia, and the outlook for the US political landscape with the upcoming midterm elections.

CAA: Belgium: Walking dinner conference with Barbara Guggenheim

Harvard Club of Belgium extends its invitation for a walking-dinner conference with Barbara Guggenheim (Guggenheim, Asher Associates) at 7:30pm on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Westerlo Castle of the Princes of Merode, Polderstraat 51, 2260 Westerloo.

CAA London | Arts Access Concert: Balinese Ceremonial Music

London, United Kingdom
Please join the CUCL on Friday, June 8th for a meet and greet with renowned composer and Columbia alumnus, Nico Muhly (CC '03), followed by a performance at the Barbican's LSO St. Luke's. Arts Access Extra - Nico will join us for a quick hello before the performance at a nearby venue. We will meet at 6pm, and walk over to the performance, which starts at 7:30pm. Details will be confirmed to ticket holders closer to the date. Ticket sales end on May 24th, book now to avoid disappointment!! Program The live iteration of a highly anticipated collaboration between Thomas Bartlett, also known as Doveman, and contemporary classical composer Nico Muhly, their forthcoming record Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Music (Nonesuch Records, Spring 2018) will be performed in its entirety at LSO St Luke’s on Friday 8 June. Ten years in the making, this recording was born from a love of Colin McPhee’s (1900-1964) transcriptions of Balinese ceremonial music for two pianos. The dual pianos translate the complicated overlapping patterns of gamelan music into a stylised, Western approximation. McPhee lived, in 1940, with the composer Benjamin Britten, his partner Peter Pears, W.H. Auden and other artists. McPhee and Britten recorded the suite in 1941, and while the recording’s audio quality is dated, it is evocative and points towards the music Britten wrote before his death in 1976. Bartlett and Muhly decided to write a set of nine songs loosely based on the textures and interlocking rhythms from McPhee’s transcriptions, as well as the various resonant sounds from Balinese music, but consolidated into their own stylised processes.

Arts Access Concert: Thomas Bartlett and Nico Muhly '03CC - Balinese Ceremonial Music

London, UK
Please join the CUCL on Friday, June 8th for a meet and greet with renowned composer and Columbia alumnus, Nico Muhly (CC '03), followed by a performance at the Barbican's LSO St. Luke's.

CAA Family STEM Day 2018

New York, NY
SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | ENGINEERING | MATHEMATICS You’re invited to the third annual Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) Family STEM Day on Columbia's Morningside campus. The event brings together alumni, their families, and students for an exciting day of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. You’ll have the chance to visit interactive booths for all ages; enjoy lunch, games, and giveaways; and listen to enlightening talks by astronomy Professor David Kipping and a diverse panel of STEM experts. Exhibits will explore artificial intelligence, virtual reality, chemistry, biology, the arts, and robotics. Learn how ice flows, touch a real brain, take home your own tiny garden, and explore the states of matter using balloons, dry ice, and lots of energy! New this year, the CAA has launched a poster contest in celebration of STEM Day. This is an opportunity to share your artistic and storytelling skills, have your work featured at STEM Day, and have the chance to win prizes and be featured in CAA communications. We encourage all ages to attend, however we have specific content for ages 5-18.

CAA Singapore | CAA Singapore Family Pool Party

Have you wanted to attend a CAA event but just couldn’t justify the time away from the family? Now you can have it all - come join other alums and their kids for the ultimate Sunday afternoon pool party at the SICC. Bring your appetite and floaties.

CAA Boston | Alumni afternoon with the Red Sox!

Boston, MA
What better way to spend a summer afternoon than cheering on the Red Sox as they defeat the Chicago White Sox with your fellow Columbia alumni? Join us on June 10th for the 1:05 PM game in the Right Field Grandstand 2, rows 11-15. Tickets are $50 each.

CAA: San Diego: Picnic in the Park

Join fellow Columbia Alumni for a “Picnic in the Park” on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Mission Bay’s Ski Beach on Vacation Isle, San Diego @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. This will be a relaxing, informal, and a family-friendly event.

CAA DC | Not Like My Grandparents?

Arlington, VA
Americans generally believe that today's immigrants, who come primarily from Latin America and Asia, are far different than their own immigrant ancestors from Europe. But is that really the case? Using New York as a case study, Tyler Anbinder (GSAS '90), a professor of history at George Washington University, finds that there are many more similarities than one might imagine between previous generations of immigrants and those arriving in the United States in the twenty-first century. Metro accessible: Virginia Square Station, Orange line ***This is a Free event, but RSVP is required***