ACAA 2017 Welcome Back Reception

Yanyang -- 

The Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA) invites you to celebrate the harvest season and the new school year with fellow alumni and students. Come network with alumni for insights and advice in different careers. Come visit Columbia's Manhattanville campus and learn about career resources that are available to you from Columbia University.

Henry S. Tang, '65GS, '67BUS, our Keynote Speaker, will share insights from his illustrious career as a seasoned Wall Street investment banking veteran and a leader in U.S.-China relations. His talk, Asians & Chinese in America as Ambassadors focuses on how Asians in America can serve as everyday ambassadors in promoting cross-cultural understanding. 


Managing Partner, Carnegie Towers Group
Co-Founder, Committee of 100

Henry Tang is a 35 year investment banking veteran of Wall Street having participated in the global development and transformation of the capital markets that exists today. He has been engaged in global securities and banking activities for several of the largest Wall Street investment banks, including Salomon Brothers, Lehman Brothers, Prudential, and Jefferies & Co.

Today, he is the managing partner of Carnegie Towers Group, a global strategic investment advisory organization to financial institutions along with M&A and real estate advisory services to U.S. and China cross border investors.

After earning BS and MBA degrees from Columbia University, he entered the Wall Street investment industry as an economist with subsequent assignments in research analysis, portfolio strategy, corporate finance, sales, syndication, trading, securities corporate management and investment banking across different markets including the UK, Germany, France, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. 

Mr. Tang has had a long-standing commitment towards fostering conditions for the advancing Asian economies through public policy. He has been active as a governor, chairman and co-founder of the Committee of 100, a non-governmental public policy organization engaged in U.S.-China relations since 1989.  He spearheaded the Committee’s efforts to bring equity to the Dr. Wen Ho Lee case which resulted in the dropping of espionage charges against Dr. Lee.

Prior to this, he had an 18 year engagement as chairman, president and director of the Chinese American Planning Council, a New York public service agency that was a pioneer in improving the delivery of public services to the Asian and Chinese American communities. His commitment to diversity and opportunity development led to a Presidential appointment to the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission where he helped advance Asian participation in many levels of private and public sector management. In 1987, Mayor Edward Koch granted him the Ethnic New Yorker Award. He is the recipient of the Asian American Business Achievement Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Bridge to Brotherhood Award and was recognized the Homecrest Man of the Year in 2007.

Mr. Tang served on the New York-Beijing Sister City Commission and was founder-director of the Asian Financial Society and the Chinese American Executive Forum. He has or currently serves on the advisory boards of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the NY Philharmonic, the NY Historical Society, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese Studies, the Yale China Association, trustee for the Committee on Economic Development (Washington based policy organization) and board member of the New York 2012 Olympic Committee. 

The Welcome Back Reception will also be a great opportunity to see and experience in person Columbia's exciting new Manhattanville campus. This event will be at the Lenfest Center for the Arts, the second building opened in the Columbia Manhattanville Campus and the new space for the Columbia School of the Arts.

Location: Lenfest Center for the Arts615 West 129th Street (Manhattanville Campus), Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room

Date: Tuesday October 3, 2017

Time6:30pm - 8:30pm

RSVP here 

Member Tickets: $10 pre-registered, $15 at the door
Student Tickets: $10 pre-registered, $15 at the door
Alumni Tickets: $20 pre-registered, $25 at the door

Food and refreshments will be served.

For more information about ACAA and how to become a member, visit our website.


October 03, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Lenfest Center for the Arts

615 W 129th St
Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room
New York, NY 10027
United States