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Upcoming events

    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Flanders House, 620 8th Ave, 38th FL, New York

    Organized by Flanders Investment and Trade:

    Breakfast with Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh, KU Leuven Alumnus, Chapter Patron

    Being successful rarely comes in a straight line. It is intriguing to look at executives career path, how they started, what choices they took in life and what they are doing now after a successful career.

    The "Breakfast with ..." series aims to take a closer look at this. We start with a Belgian scientist from Flanders who became entrepreneur, CEO, investor and mentor. Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh is an excellent example. He started his career as a scientist at Janssen Pharmaceutica (now part of the Janssen companies of Johnson & Johnson) in Belgium where he worked with the world famous Dr. Paul Janssen and gradually transitioned into a business executive.
    He moved to the States and became the CEO of Barrier Therapeutics in 2001, a public company based in New Jersey. After the acquisition of Barrier, he transformed into an investor and mentor, albeit still leading companies such as the Chinese Rhei Pharmaceuticals, and until recently also Boston-based Rxi Pharmaceuticals.


    07:30am - Welcome - continental breakfast

    08:00am - A morning chat with Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh

    09:15am - End

    Registration is free
    Seats are limited.

    • 01 Nov 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Flanders House, 620 8th Ave, 38th Floor, New York

    KU Leuven and the KU Leuven Alumni Chapter USA invite you to a special evening with Professors Paul Krugman and Paul De Grauwe.

    During the Evening, Krugman and De Grauwe will discuss today´s most pressing economic challenges, look back on their transatlantic friendship and collaboration, from Leuven over London to New York, and reflect on the lasting applicability of their academic work in a fast-changing world. The evening will be introduced by KU Leuven Vice Rector of International Policy and LERU, Professor Peter Lievens.

    The Special Evening will honor Nobel Prize Winning economist Prof. Paul Krugman, the 1991 Gaston Eyskens Lecturer at KU Leuven, and Prof. Paul De Grauwe, Professor emeritus of International Economics at the KU Leuven, and Krugman’s one-time host in Leuven, and aims to strengthen the longstanding academic and friendship ties between these academics and the KU Leuven.

    The evening will take place on Friday, November 1, from 5PM to 8PM, at Flanders House, The New York Times Building, 38th floor, 620 Eight Avenue, New York. Participation costs $20 for current KU Leuven Alumni members, and $50 for non-members.

    The evening will start with a welcome drink at 5PM, continue with introductory remarks by Vice Rector Lievens, and then move with a fireside chat between Krugman & De Grauwe, moderated by Alumni board member Peter Vanham. The event will conclude after a Q&A with both honorees at 8PM. Seats are limited, so confirm your participation today!

    5:00pm :

    Welcome reception

    6:00pm : Welcome word by Prof. Peter Lievens, Vice-Rector of International Policy and Leading European Research Universities

    6:10pm :

    Fireside chat with 

    Prof. Paul De Grauwe, John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy at the European Institute, London School of Economics 

    Prof. Paul Krugman, Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

    7:30pm:  End

    Registration info.

    Registration deadline is Oct 21.

    This event is for Members and Friends of the KU Leuven.

    Non-members who want to attend and become Member are encouraged to become Member first ($50). After approval, a discount code will be sent to receive a free one time registration. Every member can bring one guest, at a fee of $50.

Past events

07 Jun 2019 Captain of Academia: Honorary Rector André Oosterlinck
12 Feb 2019 After Work Drink - Ghent and Leuven alumni - Washington DC
16 Nov 2018 Saving the World Trade Organization: How Realistic Are the EU’s Proposals?
25 Oct 2018 Have a drink with the Young Alumni travellers!
24 Sep 2018 After Hours Networking Drink
20 Sep 2018 Why war is coming
12 Jul 2018 Alumni Happy Hour - Summer 2018
11 Apr 2018 KUL Yuppie Happy Hour - NYC
28 Mar 2018 Workshop “Reality Check: Practice, Internships and Start-ups after an Architecture and Design Education”
09 Mar 2018 Truly International@KU Leuven: The Role of Alumni and Education Technology, with Rector Sels
21 Feb 2018 Horizon2020: find out more about Europe's R&D funding programs
07 Dec 2017 Reflection on Trans-Atlantic relations: current issues in trade, counter-terrorism & cybersecurity
17 Nov 2017 Meet Dr. Jan Wouters, Professor International Law
13 Nov 2017 Remembering World War 1 @ Columbia University
08 Nov 2017 Opening reception of the International KU Leuven Hub in New York
15 Oct 2017 Geert D'hollander - Carillon Recital
13 Sep 2017 MIT meets KU Leuven @ DC
14 Jun 2017 Charity Dinner -- the University of Leuven Library Project
07 Feb 2017 2017 New Year's Reception: A fireside chat with Alberto Vitale, Former CEO of Random House
14 Dec 2016 Flanders' New Year's Holiday Party
02 Nov 2016 DC event: Book presentation: "De race naar het Witte Huis" - alumnus Bart Deelen
20 Oct 2016 Boekvoorstelling: "De race naar het Witte Huis", door Bart Deelen
14 Sep 2016 Panel and Reception: Thomas More & Utopias of the Past, Present and Future
06 Apr 2016 Meet Leuven Management of Science, Engineering and Technology - Panel discussion
19 Jan 2016 2016 New Year Reception - Tri-State Area
23 Jun 2015 Analysis and Insights of the May 25, 2014 Elections in Flanders/Belgium
03 Mar 2015 The Trauma brought back home - A Historical perspective on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from WWI to today
21 Jan 2015 Presentation on Andreas Vesalius
20 Jan 2015 2015 New Year Reception
14 May 2014 Bay Area Breakfast
24 Jan 2013 VIP meet and greet: Koen Debackere, Provost of the KU Leuven
25 Sep 2012 VIP meet and greet: Herman Van Rompuy, President of the EU
19 Mar 2012 Kick-off meeting of the US Chapter

Impressions of past events

Please visit our past events page.

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