Past Events

  • Saturday, November 07, 2015 at 06:00 PM


    President of International House, Calvin Sims, will be hosting cocktails followed by dinner at the Summer Palace Restaurant (Jing An Shangri La Hotel) for alumni of International House starting at 6:00 PM on Saturday, 7 November.    

    Location:  Jing An Shangri-La Hotel, 1218 Middle Yan’an Road (Jing an Kerry Center )

    地点:静安香格里拉大酒店,延安中路1218 (静安嘉里中心-南京西路)

    Mr. Sims’ career spans  journalism, philanthropy and international affairs and includes stints as a foreign correspondent for the New York Times and Program Officer for the Ford Foundation

    Please RSVP to

    Wellington Chu (’88)


    +86 137 6174 7247

  • Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 02:00 PM · ¥120.00 CNY

    Aging and Fitness Presentation


    Dr.  Yongjie Lee, who chairs Shanghai United Family Hospital will provide insights into ways that peoples' bodies change as they age, describe the goals for medical practice focused on improving the aging process, and outline steps people can take to age more gracefully.

    RSVP to

    Time:           2:00 – 4:00 PM

    Fee:             120 RMB per person (includes tea and canapes)

    Location:       Bund Yacht Club, 3510 Binjiang Avenue (外滩 游艇 会 ,滨江大道 3510号


     This is a joint program with the Cornell Alumni Club of Shanghai.



  • Saturday, September 05, 2015 at 02:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Dining House in Shanghai, China

    Home Cooking

    The Columbia Alumni Association of Shanghai invite you to come and cook with fellow food enthusiasts and share a home-cooked dinner Saturday, 5 Sep. The event will take place in a private function dinning house that has a full kitchen and facilities.  Space is limited to 18 people.  In advance of the event, Please provide us with a list of the ingredients (and quantities) you will need.  We will then consolidate then purchase the ingredients.  (Please be mindful of hard-to-find or very expensive ingredients as you select the dish that you will cook).

    Date:                       Saturday, 5 Sep  2:00pm – 10:00pm
    Address:                  No 3188 of Wending Road
    Ingredients Contact: Maximus:  WeChat  (maximusmao)  or Long Ying:  WeChat (justindtc)
    Register:                  Ruifen Xu : WeChat (rx2103)  or  Mobile 13816766605,
    Pre-Payment:           220 RMB via WeChat Pre-payment by August 30 to Ruifen  Xu (rx2103) to cover venue, drinks and cooking  ingredient expenses.
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 06:30 PM · 3 rsvps
    Shanghai Kerry Center in Shanghai, China

    Macallan Fine Whiskey Tasting and Networking Event

    The Columbia Alumni Association of Shanghai invites you to attend an exclusive Macallan tasting event co-sponsored by Columbia, Northwestern and MIT.  Come join in a night of fun and networking with fellow graduates!

    Free Macallan tasting begins at 7:00pm and will last approximately 40 minutes. Afterwards there will be a networking event with Northwestern and MIT.

    Note: Space is limited so we encourage you to RSVP at your earliest convenience  - James Lam -  WeChat: jamesglam (mobile 155-0218-3168)  or Paul Ross WeChat: plouisross  (mobile 186-1631-0202).   You can also RSVP on the Columbia Alumni in Shanghai website in the RSVP area provided with this event.


  • Saturday, May 02, 2015 at 10:00 AM · 21 rsvps
    Jinqiao Maker Faire at Concordia International School in Pudong, jinqiao (浦东新区,金桥开发区), China

    Entrepreneur Development Workshop


    Got an idea for a new business ?   Already up and running ?   This is the event for you 

    (FREE with pre-registration)


    The Alumni Associations of Columbia, UCLA Anderson, and UC Berkeley invite you to an Entrepreneur Development Workshop with seminars, presentations, and discussions specially tailored to the needs and interests of entrpreneurs who:


    "Want To Get Started" (Track A); "Want To Take The Business To The Next Level" (Track B);  "Have A Great Idea" (Pitch)


    Track A:  Entrepreneurship 101 (Validating the Business Model, When to Start, Marketing Financing)

    Track B:  Growing Towards Success (Next Stage, Growing Pains, Financing, Competition) 

    Pitch:      Make a 3-Minute "elevator pitch  of your great idea and get feedback from seminar leaders and moderators

                   (if you want to make pitch, please let us know by 25 April)



    AGENDA (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

    10:00 - 10:30 Check-In

    10:30 - 11:15 Session I 

    11:15 - 11:45 Keynote

    11:45 - 12:30 Session II

    12:30 -  1:00. Pitches 

  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 03:00 PM

    Tea and Art Outing - Hangzhou

  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 03:00 PM
    Wenxin Baoye Building in Shanghai, China

    New Year Party & Painting Display

    Dear alumni,

    Join us in a new year party and an informative presentation and painting display by an ancient Chinese painting expert Ms. Yang Danxia of the Gugong Palace Museum and the famous collector Mr. Yan Ming. In this beautiful high rise building in Shanghai, you will learn about traditional Chinese art and appreciate beautiful art work and cuisine at the same time. It is also a great opportunity to socialize with Columbia Alumni and the alumni from other Ivy League and Chinese universities.

  • Friday, November 07, 2014 at 02:00 PM
    Wen Ke Building, Room 919, Fudan University

    International Migration of High Skilled Talent

    Demographic pressures, globalization, and competition have increased the global race for highly skilled workers. International mobility of high-skilled talent, a growing feature of globalization in the 21st century, has important economic, fiscal, developmental, and social consequences for the origin as well as destination countries.

    Columbia School of Social Work invites members of China’s academic, governmental, and NGO communities and students interested in the School to meet with Dean Jeanette Takamura and Professor Neeraj Kaushal who will present discussions in Beijing and Shanghai titled International Migration of High Skilled Talent: Sending and Receiving Country Perspectives at Columbia Global Centers | East Asia and Fudan University. Alumni and friends are welcome. 

    More details here:


  • Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 05:00 PM
    Kee Club in Shanghai, China

    Global Networking

    Join the Columbia Alumni Association of Shanghai and the Columbia Business School Alumni Association of Shanghai for one of our biggest networking events of the year:  Columbia Connects.

    Columbia alumni chapters world-wide are meeting these two weeks to celebrate the start of another Autumn and to meet, greet and socialize.  Join the fun!  Bring your friends!  Drag out your alumni friends whom you have not seen in a long while!

    Cost:  RMB 200/person (includes 2 drinks and canapes)

  • Friday, May 30, 2014 at 06:30 PM
    My Wine Club in Shanghai, China

    Final Friday Joint Mixer with Stanford Club

    Every final Friday of every month join Columbia and Stanford alums of all shapes, sizes and degrees for happy hour at one of Shanghai's top venues.

    Whether you're a seasoned Shanghai'er, new to the city, just passing through, or a friend of Stanford - we invite you to get to know the Shanghai alumni community and enjoy a drink or two to finish off the week. 

    Come join us for great wine and food!

    Cost: 100RMB (for 2 drinks)

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Giving Day

    Together, we all broke the record for single-day fundraising on ‪#‎ColumbiaGivingDay‬ 2012, raising more than $6.8 million. In ONE DAY. 

    Think we can break our own record this fall? Find more info here:

    Giving Day 2013

  • Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Columbia Connects

    For the seventh year, the CAA networks globally and connects locally.  Over 60 alumni clubs around the world are histoing events on or around September 26.  Visit to find a Columbia Connection near you this fall.


To join, click here