Thanks to all who participated in our survey—trust that we are listening and incorporating your suggestions and input moving forward. And although the survey is over, we’re always open to suggestions on how to strengthen the club so feel free to reach out. Our lucky winners will be contacted via email to arrange delivery of the cinema tickets and Columbia swag.
Open Board Meeting
Special thanks to all who attended our 2017’s Open Board Meeting (especially to those who took the time to call in from the US or elsewhere). Joining the existing Executive team were about a dozen new volunteers who are newly appointed to assist with Young Alumni, Arts Access, CVC (Columbia Venture Community). We have a few events in the pipeline together with Columbia Business School, SIPA, and focused around energy, journalism, Lunar New Year. As always, please feel free to be in touch with Club leadership with ideas, requests and feedback.
We will keep the Club posted about the next Open Board meetings.
Annual Holiday Party
The roulette wheel spun, the holiday tunes were on repeat, and the prosecco flowed. Our evening at the Hippodrome Casino was a great kickoff to the month of December, aka holiday party season. The Roulette Learn-to-Play table gave CUCL a risk-free way to play black and red in the same space where Audrey Hepburn received a BAFTA, and performers have included (but are not limited to) Charlie Chaplin, Harry Houdini, and Prince. We look forward to enjoying future events at the Hippodrome Casino’s expansive and historical space.
US Alumni Club Monthly Tipple | Tuesday January 9 @ 7:00pm
Don’t let a dry January shy you away from networking with fellow Columbians and American University alumni in London. CUCL’s January happy hour will join forces with the US Alumni Club’s Tipple, their monthly get together open to all alumni of US Universities. It's the perfect opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow alums every second Tuesday of the month.
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The Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field | Wednesday January 17
With Richard Nephew, Senior Research Scholar and Program Director at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University and former Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the US State Department.
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While sanctions have become a preferred tool used by Western policymakers to respond to international security threats, their effectiveness is often challenged. To achieve foreign policy aims, sanctions must consider the role of business and industry, and adapt to the tactics used by targets to evade sanctions. In his latest book, Richard Nephew draws on lessons learnt from past sanctions regimes and provides a practical framework for how sanctions can be designed, implemented and adapted with greater success.
CUCL Young Alumni Happy Hour | Saturday January 20 3pm
Please join newly appointed Young Alumni representative, Maximilian Mancini, CC ‘16 at The Old Queen’s Head in Angel for an early evening drink along with fellow fresh undergraduate alums.
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All Ivy Plus New Year Drinks | Saturday January 27 7:30pm
The Yale Club of London and the Harvard Club UK warmly invite fellow young professionals from our partner US college alumni clubs (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, UPenn and Stanford) to celebrate the start of 2018 at the first Ivy Plus event of the year!
For this special occasion, we have prepared an evening of drinks at one of Soho's most exciting bars, Six Storeys! The reconverted bank, offers six distinct styles, one on each floor. We have reserved the Lounge on the 3rd floor just for us from 7.30pm until 1am.
There will be an open bar of wine, beer and soft drinks from 8pm to 10pm, so do arrive promptly to make the most out of this wonderful venue! After the open bar closes, there will be plenty of time to enjoy other house speciality drinks while making new friends and reconnecting with old ones!
Places are limited, so make sure you register to in advance to avoid disappointment HERE
Save the Date
US Alumni Club Quiz Night | Thursday March 22
While we will have a few events before then, CUCL has confirmed a team spot for the highly competitive Quiz Night. We need to fill eight seats (and encourage attendees who wish to drink, watch and support even if they don’t want to play) around a variety of topics, e.g. sports, pop culture, politics, geography so if you are keen, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 CUCL Quiz Night Team