If you are interested in knowing some of our recent events and activities, please see below:
2013-14 (September to July)
September 19, 2013 (McKinsey): Drinks to welcome all the members to the new academic year, with presentation of the Board and the program for 2013-14
October 1, 2013 (Café Callens): Dinner with Arvind Ganesan, Director of Human Rights Watch, to discuss human rights and the role of business
November 12, 2013 (Palais Egmont): Leadership Prize awarded to Baron Frans Van Daele, in recognition of his contribution to Belgian and European diplomacy and public service
December 16, 2013 (Fondation Universitaire): Dinner with Olli Rehn, Vice President and Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, to discuss the financial crisis and the following Eurozone crisis
December 18, 2013 (Fondation Universitaire): Dinner with Karel de Gucht, Commissioner for Trade, on the EU’s efforts to open up markets through FTAs, with particular regard to the EU-US TTIP
January 23, 2014 (Bozar): Cocktail with Mpule Kwelagobe, former Miss Universe and now UN Goodwill Ambassador
January 28, 2014 (Fondation Universitaire): Dinner with Professor Bernard Coulie, on the history, socio-economic and political situation of Armenia
February 18, 2014 (Kasteel de Westerlo): Dinner with Lord Astor of Hever, on the commemoration of Word War I and the role of Flanders Fields
March 17, 2014 (Bozar): Opening ceremony of the Harvard World Model United Nations with speeches of EU Council President Herman van Rompuy and dancing performance directed by Anne-Teresa de Keersmaeker
April 8, 2014 (Fondation Universitaire): Dinner with Professor Sir Timothy Hunt, Nobel Prize winner of medicine, on winning a Nobel prize
May 6, 2014 (Fondation Universitaire): Dinner with Jean-Claude Trichet, former European Central Bank (ECB) Governor, on the role of the ECB during the Eurozone crisis
May 20, 2014 (Kasteel de Westerlo): Dinner with Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, on Georgia and its relations with the EU
July 7, 2014 (Fondation Universitaire): Dinner with HKS Professor Robert Lawrence, on trade and environment
July 15, 2014 (La Terrasse de l’Hippodrome): Summer mixer with alumnis of other University Clubs
July 24, 2014 (Private Residence of the US Ambassador to the EU): Concert of the Harvard Krokodiloes followed by a Gala Dinner with the whole group and the US Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner
2014-15 (September to July)
September 2014 (Crowell & Moring, Brussels): Drinks to welcome all the members to the new academic year, with presentation of the Board and the program for 2014-15;
October 11, 2014 (Maison de la Bière, Brussels): Dinner with US Ambassador to the EU, Anthony Gardner, Harvard University representatives and the Leaders of Harvard Clubs and SIGs in Europe, with speech on EU-US relations and the negotiations for a free trade and investment partnership agreement (TTIP);
November 17, 2014 (Fondation Universitaire, Brussels): Dinner with Professor Dr. Hamid Aït Abderrahim, on the future of the nuclear energy in Europe and in Belgium;
December 16, 2014 (The Hotel, Brussels): Christmas Drinks and Dinner with Sébastien de Halleux, on entrepreneurship and on his personal journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur in Silicon Valley;
February 5, 2015 (Crowell & Moring, Brussels): HARVARD CLUB OF BELGIUM | New Year’s Reception;
February 25, 2015 (Autoworld Brasserie, Brussels): HARVARD CLUB OF BELGIUM | The Ryder Club Mixer – The Launch Event! The Harvard Club of Belgium has been one of the founding members of this initiative, which is meant to provide opportunities for networking and building relationships with alumni from other Universities, but also for professional development and mentoring. Members are Bocconi, Boston, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, IMD, INSEAD, Kellogg, MIT, Stanford and many other top Universities!
March 17, 2015 (Fondation Universitaire, Brussels): Dinner-debate with Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO Solvay, about business transformation and his particular experience being at the helm of Solvay (“Towards a new Solvay: transforming a major chemical group”)
June 1, 2015 (Fondation Universitaire, Brussels): Conference of Professor Jerome Karabel, Harvard alumnus and acclaimed author on “Making the Familiar Strange: The Origins and Dynamics of Elite College Admissions in the United States”;
June 6, 2015 (Chantilly, France): HARVARD CLUB OF BELGIUM /HCF | Polo Match between Harvard Polo Team and Science Po in Chantilly followed by dinner with the teams;
July 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Fondation Universitaire, Brussels): Dinner-debate with Deputy PM and Minister of Interior Jan Jambon on “The Power of Change”;
July 20, 2015 (La Terrasse de l’Hippodrome, Brussels): Summer Mixer with alumni/ae from other Clubs (Oxbridge, Harvard, Columbia, Yale and MIT);
July 28, 2015 (Private Residence of the US Ambassador to the EU, Brussels): Concert of the Harvard Krokodiloes followed by a Gala Dinner with the whole group and US Ambassador to the EU Anthony L. Gardner.
2015-16 (as of September)
September 17, 2015, at 7:30pm, (Crowell & Moring, Brussels): H Harvard Club of Belgium | Welcome Drinks & General Assembly, with presentation of the Board and the program for 2013-14
October 19, 2015, at 6:30pm (Brasserie Park Side, Brussels): Harvard Club of Belgium | Harvard Meets Oxbridge Mixer ;
October 21, 2015 at 12:15pm, (European Parliament): Harvard Club of Belgium /HKS | Lunch with Jeppe Kofod, Member of the European Parliament (S&D);
November 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Fondation Universitaire, Brussels) (postponed): Harvard Club of Belgium | Dinner Debate with Commissioner for Competition Vestager;
November 14, 2015 at 12:00 (Cleydael Golf & Country Club, Aartselaar): Harvard Club of Belgium /Ryder Club | First edition of the “Ryder Club Golf Competition”
November 16th, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Cercle de Lorraine – Club van Lotharingen, Brussels): Harvard Club of Belgium /Ryder Club|Stanford Event on “Effective Leadership in turbulent times” with Eric Van Zele (President & CEO, Barco)
December 10th, 2015 at 7:00pm (Château de Val-Duchesse – Kasteel van Hertoginnedal, Brussels): Harvard Club of Belgium – 2015 Leadership Prize Award Ceremony, with Dominique Leroy (CEO, Proximus) on women leadership and leadership values.
January 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm (Fondation Universitaire, Brussels): Join us for a Luncheon with Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges at NATO Headquarters, on “NATO and European security issues”;
January 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Etiquette Wine Bar, Brussels): Join us for Global Networking Night – Global Networking Night is a great opportunity to explore and expand your Harvard Network; the last event drew more than 5,000 alumni in 80 cities! See here.
February 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Fondation Universitaire, Brussels): Join us for a Dinner-debate with Olivier Grémillon, Airbnb EMEA, on the challenges of the shared economy;
February 4, 2016 at 8:15 am (Fondation Universitaire, Brussels): Join us for a Breakfast Meeting with EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, on current issues of European competition law and policy;
February 18, 2016, at 7:00 pm (Autoworld Brasserie, Brussels): Harvard Club of Belgium | The Ryder Club Mixer – The Follow Up Event!
March 14, 2016, at 7:30 pm (Fondation Universitaire, Brussels). Harvard Club of Belgium & Yale Club of Belgium. Dinner Debate with Matt Kaminski (Editor, Politico) and Simon Wilson (Editor, European Bureau, BBC News) on Extremism.