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Network: The Networking Hour: General Mixer (November 17)

Watch: Tune in to the latest Columbia at Home virtual sessions, featuring Columbians speaking on informative and engaging topics during this difficult time.

Learn: Sign up for Columbia Alumni Leaders Experience (CALE) and gain access to specially curated programs, webinars, and podcasts on topics such as leadership, innovation, social justice from an exciting lineup of alumni leaders.

Read on for more opportunities to network, learn, and connect with Columbians during this time of uncertainty, and check this page frequently for new content. Be well.

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Content Archive

Abigail Disney at She Opened the Door

From keynotes that left us inspired, compelling panels on timely global events, and webinars covering useful career strategies, countless Columbians have shared their valuable thought leadership with alumni over the years. Take a look at a few highlights below and visit the CAA YouTube page and Columbia University YouTube page for more content.

Talks@Columbia from the School of Professional Studies draw speakers from among the  University's thousands of diverse thought leaders and researchers. Through brief, engaging multimedia presentations, these experts show how the idea that matters most to them can resonate with us all. Check out these talks on YouTube or SoundCloud.

Manal Kahi ’15SIPA and Chef Shanthini from Eat Offbeat hosted an interactive cooking demonstration, preparing katarica curry, a Sri Lankan eggplant curry. Attendees were encouraged to join in and cook along.

Online Book Club and Bookshelf

Columbia University

Thousands of alumni have engaged in dozens of lively, thought-provoking discussions on a variety of compelling, award-winning books in the online Alumni Book Club.

Increased time at home is a great opportunity to see what your fellow Columbians are writing about. Check out just a sampling of alumni and faculty-authored books, like The General's Cook by Ramin Ganeshram '01JRN and She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement, co-authored by Jodi Kantor '96CC.

For additional reading opportunities, browse the complete Alumni Bookshelf and find hundreds of books written by fellow alumni on a variety of subjects.

Lifelong Learning


Columbia faculty have launched a free website with 70 courses to help K-12 students explore new ideas and structure their day during uncertain times.

Alumni also get exclusive access to courses, podcasts, seminars, and other online learning opportunities. 

Browse even more course offerings listed on the CAA website and on ClassCentral.

Even after graduation, you can still learn through Columbia's Libraries, which offer alumni access to online databases and digital collections and exhibitions.

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