Alumni Events Calendar

CAA Singapore | Book Club: The Master and Margarita

Singapore
Come join us for a discussion of The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.

Japan | Professional Development through Teacher Cognition

Tokyo, Japan
rofessional Development through Reflection on Teacher Cognition Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research. The two leading figures in the field of professional development of English language teachers, Dr. Simon Borg (ELT Consultant, Professor, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences) and Prof. Ken Tamai (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies) will be leading a two-day lecture and workshop. Don't miss out this exciting event. We look forward to seeing many of you! Admission free & all are welcome.  (The lectures and the workshops will be delivered in English.) Reservation: For the lecture on the first day, in order to give us an idea of the approximate number of participants, we would appreciate it if you could register although it is not required. For the workshop, please register through the websites provided below. For the workshop, the number of the participants is limited to the first 30 people.

ColumbiaDC | Lanny Breuer, “My First Rodeo”

Washington, DC
In 1998, many of us watched TV fascinated by the Impeachment of President Clinton playing out in Congress. At the President’s side was his forceful defender and strategist, 40 year old Special Counsel, Lanny Breuer, C ’80, SIPA ’84, Law ’85. At the conclusion of the proceedings, President Clinton was acquitted. That is how we were first introduced to Lanny Breuer and, for some, to the impeachment process. Now, 20 years later, legal and political questions about the impeachment process have again arisen. Though it is intricate, complex and dependent on many variables, the process can be approached through understanding its: ● “Principles,” the Constitution, laws, precedents and Rules of the House and Senate that govern the process; ● “Principals,” the 435 members of the House and 100 Senators that make decisions that determine procedures and outcomes: their politics, loyalties, responsibilities and motivations; and ● Numbers - It takes 218 votes, or a majority of the House to impeach, i.e., send impeachment charges to the Senate; and 67 votes, two-thirds of the Senate, to find a President guilty. Please join fellow Columbia alumni and guests for this timely and informative discussion. Coffee and tea will be served.

Fiction Foundry | Meet Alumni Novelist Greer Hendricks

New York, NY
The Columbia Fiction Foundry and CAA Arts Access are pleased to welcome back Greer Hendricks (JRN '94). When Greer visited last time, she had just left Simon and Schuster, where she was an editor and Vice President. This time, she comes as a debut novelist. The Wife Between Us, co-authored with Sarah Pekkanen, is a psychological thriller told through several different narrative voices. It was published on January 9, and one week later it was #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Ms. Hendricks will be happy to sign books. no charge to alumni and their guests

CAA Fairfield | Speed Networking Event

Stamford, CT
We invite you to join other alumni in a speed networking event in Stamford, CT, at Columbus Park Trattoria to build new relationships, uncover new employment and business opportunities as you rotate tables sharing and learning. Over enjoyable light super, appetizers, and a cash bar, deepen existing relationships, gain new contacts as you potentially uncover new opportunities.

CAA Boston | Columbia Newton Networking and Pub Night

Newton, MA
Beward the Ides of March at our annual event in Newton will bring alumni from all Columbia schools together for a night of networking and fun with the Columbia Alumni Association of Boston, CBS Club of Boston, and Barnard Club of Boston. Food will be provided along with a cash bar. This is a 21+ event. Union Street is a short walk from both a municipal parking lot and the Newton Center stop on the Green Line's D Branch.

CAA Atlanta | Hiking on the Atlanta Beltline Northside Trail

Atlanta, GA
Come join us for some fresh air, a little exercise and the picturesque scenes of spring as we hike the 1-mile Northside Trail of the Beltline.

Columbia DC | Pipe Dreams: The Plundering of Iraq

Arlington, VA
PIPE DREAMS: The Plundering of Iraq’s Oil Wealth tells the story of how political infighting, tribal cronyism, Western meddling, widespread corruption and the war with ISIS has coalesced to squander that vast oil wealth, leaving ordinary citizens poorer and more despondent than they were under Saddam Hussein. Author Erin Banco focuses her reporting on oil corruption in Iraqi Kurdistan, which aspired to gain more autonomy from Baghdad through oil sales. She explains how oil did flow, but little of it reached ordinary Kurds. Instead, the Kurdish political elite created a system of pay-to-play contracts and kickbacks with international oil companies that enriched themselves while everyone else remained mired in a financial crisis.

CAA Fairfield | Alumni Networking & Book Awards Fundraiser

Darien, CT
Please join us for cocktails, delectable appetizers over cash bar and network with alums as we celebrate and support our Book Awards program. Proceeds from the cocktail will go towards buying books for the program. We hope to inspire better academic performance and expose Columbia University to bright High School students in Fairfield County so they apply to attend.

London | US Alumni Club Quiz Night

London, United Kingdom