Boston: February 2009
Alumni in the Boston area joined Dean Bruce Magid for a pre-reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel in February to discuss developments at the business school. After the reception, Dean Bruce Magid and Dean Lisa Lynch of the Heller School discussed the "State of the Economy and Investing" with Brandeis alumni and friends at Goulston and Storrs. Their presentations explored the deep impacts of the economic downturn and consider how to make matters better.
Waltham: Future Alumni Dinner in May 2009
The fourth annual Future Alumni Donor Dinner was held at the Brandeis Faculty Club the Wednesday before commencement, per tradition set in 2006. A Future Alumni Committee, consisting of second year students, is elected by Dean Magid to work closely with the IBS Development Staff to raise awareness for the class gift, which is donated each year to the Peter Petri Global Fellowship. The dinner was an evening of appreciation to thank the graduating class for their contributions to scholarships, celebrate the upcoming graduation and launch the graduating class into the school's global alumni network.
Boston: December 2009
Brandeis IBS alumni were invited to join Professor Ballantine and Associate Dean Tren Dolbear to discuss "The Jobless Recovery, Changes Ahead for the Global Economy" in downtown Boston. Christopher Probyn, chief economist at State Street Global Advisors, gave a stimulating presentation on global and US economic prospects for 2010. After his remarks, Professor John Ballantine and Ying Becker, MSF '01- Vice President of State Street Global Advisors and head of the US/Global Active Equity Research Group for the Advanced Research Center (ARC)- commented on Mr. Robyn's positive outlook. Close to 50 alumni attended this event to network with friends, staff and faculty.