The Columbia Alumni Association of Boston is most pleased to announce that Nobel Prize winning Columbia Professor and Economist Joseph Stiglitz will be speaking at this year’s Scholarship Fund Event on Sunday, April 24. The event is at WGBH’s beautiful studios in Brighton and tours of the studio will be available. Free parking will be available at the adjacent garage. Appetizers and a cash bar are also available.
All net proceeds from the event benefit the CAA of Boston Scholarship Fund.
Early bird pricing will end on April 15th.
Please contact Stephen M. Kane (CC ’80; L ’83) at 617 556-3827 or [email protected] if you have any questions.
Schedule (Note New Times):
- 4:45-6:00 Pre-event alumni reception
- 6:00-7:00 Prof Stiglitz’s presentation
- 7:00-8:00 Post presentation reception
Scholarship Info & Donations:
The Columbia Alumni Association of Boston Scholarship Fund makes a financial aid scholarship award annually to an undergraduate student from New England. The Club established the Fund in 1983 to benefit undergraduate students from the greater New England region attending Columbia College or the School of Engineering -- who demonstrate excellence and leadership in academics, extracurricular activities and character. We ask that you please give generously to this cause. You can make a donation directly to the Scholarship Fund, by bringing to the event a separate donation check payable to “Columbia University” (Please include your address and indicate “CAA Boston Scholarship” on the check’s memo line, and the University will issue a gift receipt ).
About the Speaker:
Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US president's) Council of Economic Advisers. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 2001 and received that university's highest academic rank (university professor) in 2003. Based on academic citations, Stiglitz is the 4th most influential economist in the world today, and in 2011 he was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric information, Stiglitz's work focuses on income distribution, asset risk management, corporate governance, and international trade. He is the author of numerous books, and several bestsellers. His most recent titles are Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity and The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them (2015).