Alumni Events and Programs


The GSAS Alumni Association works with Columbia's Office of Alumni Relations and Development to create events that will nurture the relationship between the alumni body of GSAS and the school.  Events may involve former students, current students, and faculty, but the overarching goal is to foster a sense of community among constituencies that have the graduate experience at Columbia as a shared interest and concern.  Graduate education can be a solitary experience because of its intense nature, and the cultivation of a sense of commonality among current students, alumni, and faculty is a salutary corrective to that tendency.

Graduate students consistently express a desire to have more contact with alumni; alumni, in turn, wish to know more about the intellectual and social dimensions of graduate life at Columbia.  To satisfy both wishes, the GSAS Alumni Association has inaugurated a partnership with Columbia's Center for Career Education (CCE) and with the Graduate School to provide opportunities for such contact to take place in a variety of formats and venues.  We will keep you informed of those and may even ask you to contribute your experience and knowledge to one of these activities.  If you feel that you have an especially telling or significant career trajectory that current students may find instructive, please let us know by contacting GSAS Alumni Relations at

Join us for our new GSAS alumnae networking series at the Casellula Cheese and Wine Café. We’ll be joined by an expert fromager and author of the upcoming book Composing the Cheese Plate: Recipes, Pairing, and Plating for the Inventive Cheese Course, Brian Keyser, who will guide us through a wine and cheese tasting.

We will also hear from a distinguished alumna at each of the two nights:

July 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Vera Nazarian MA ’09, United Nations Adviser and Founder/CEO, Iniciar for Global Action Foundation

August 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m..: Ronnie Lowenstein PhD ’87, Director, New York City Independent Budget Office

Space is limited. Register here!

For more information on GSAS alumni events, contact us at or (212) 851-2177.