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2013-2014 Alumni Events

NYC, March 2014 -- Women in Finance Dinner

The third annual Women in Finance dinner focused this year on leadership. The evening was hosted by Amy Kessler '89, MA '90 and featured an interactive conversation with Val Williams, Executive Leadership Consultant and Master Certified Coach.  Brandeis IBS and university alumnae enjoyed a lively conversation at the Capital Grille in New York City discussing how one can step up to leadership.


NYC, October 2013 -- Presentation by Dr. Reto Francioni, CEO of Deutsche Börse AG

On October 24, at an event co-sponsored by the Perlmutter Institute, keynote speaker Dr. Reto Francioni, CEO of Deutsche Börse AG (German Stock Exchange) presented "Regulated Market Places and the 'New Order' for the Financial Industry:Conflict or Solution?" Over 80 alumni attended from a range of industries to partake in a dynamic discussion with Dr. Francioni. The event was hosted by Eric Weinstein '76, Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and member of the Brandeis IBS Board of Overseers. 

San Francisco, October 2013 -- Business and Technology in San Francisco

Liann (Schottenstein) Walborsky '88 and Paul Walborsky '88, MA'89, CEO, GigaOM hosted the second annual Business and Technology alumni event at the GigaOM office in San Francisco. The event featured a lively conversation with Arnnon Geshuri, VP, Human Resources, Tesla Motors moderated by Katie Fehrenbacher, Sr. Writer & Features Editor for GigaOM. The event drew over 60 alumni and friends.


NYC, September 2013 -- Student/Alumni Networking (Keynote by Professor Andy Molinsky)

On September 23, 90 Brandeis IBS alumni and students participated in an annual networking event at the National (Benjamin Hotel). The event featured a presentation by Andy Molinsky, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, discussing themes from his new book "Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Behavior Across Cultures Without Losing Yourself in the Process." Eight alumni volunteers also met with students for one-on-one resume review sessions.


London, September 2013 -- Alumni Networking Reception

Alumni met for our annual networking event at HUSH in Mayfair to hear remarks from Damain Payiatakis '99, MA '00, Director of Strategic Development at Barclays, who is spearheading efforts to strengthen the Brandeis community in the UK, and Adam Rifkin '97, President, Brandeis Alumni Association and University Trustee. Adam was Managing Director in the Investment Banking Group at Barclays and recently joined Guggenheim Partners.


Washington DC, August 2013 -- Alumni Event & ALPFA Conference

Dean Bruce Magid and Brandeis IBS students outside the event, August 2013Dean Bruce Magid, along with Associate Dean of Career Services Elana Givens, spoke to over 20 Brandeis IBS alumni and students on August 3rd. Dean Magid was in the DC metro area to speak with student leaders at the annual ALPFA conference. The alumni event was organized by Esteban Ferro, PhD '10, to promote and create a more robust Brandeis IBS alumni network in DC

London, July 2013 -- Alumni Dinner with John Ballantine

John Ballantine and Alumni in London, Summer 2013A dozen Brandeis IBS alumni joined Professor John Ballantine for cocktails on July 6 on a rooftop terrace in London.  John Ballantine is the Director of the MSF Program and stopped over in London to visit with alumni after  the World Financial Centers (WFC) trip to Poland.  Professor Ballantine discussed his trip to Poland and the future of the EU and Energy.  Special thanks to his favorite Georgia TA, Thea Kokhreidze, MBA '07 for organizing the event.

Beijing, June 2013 -- Brandeis University Alumni Gathering

Beijing Alumni Gathering, June 2013Brandeis International Business School worked with undergraduate alumni in China to host a summer gathering for the Brandeis community in Beijing. The event was organized by Jamie Fleishman '11, who gave brief remarks along with Brandeis Professors Jian Wei and Xinwen Lu. Over 70 people attended, including 17 guests from the incoming Class of 2017! Special thanks to Chang Liu '11, Jesse Appell '12, Jie Dong '12, and Jake Laband '12 for their help in coordinating this event.

Istanbul, May 2013 -- Alumni Reception & Hassenfeld immersion experience Turkey&Azerbaijan

Istanbul Alumni Reception, May 2013Alumni, friends, and prospective students gathered for the 3rd Annual Brandeis IBS Boat Cruise on the Bosphorus. Brief remarks were made by Professor Can Erbil, who brought a group of 30 students (2013 Hassenfeld Fellows) to Istanbul, Turkey to experience its business, culture, and economy first-hand. Special thanks to Nihan Celiktas, MBA '12, for organizing the event.