AFLSE Annual Report for 2008 and Events to Welcome 2009

Although many faced increasing economic uncertainty as the year came to an end, we are pleased to report that the AFLSE had a highly successful year, thanks to the commitment of President, Leon Desbrow, Chapter leaders and many others who contribute time and energy to the organization (see AFLSE Annual Report for 2008).

As the New Year begins, please take note that Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, will deliver a lecture at the LSE on Policy Responses to the Financial Crisis.  The Tuesday, January 13, lecture will be delivered at 1:00 pm UK time.  It will be webcast live and be available for future viewing. 

AFLSE Chapters are also developing their New Year programs.   In particular, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago have an agenda of social and other events.  Chicago alums are invited to an evening of political discourse with Nate Silver, statistician, political scientist, and alumnus on January 28.  Los Angeles alumni/ae are invited to the following:  a New Year Mixer on January 15;  a Career Planning Workshop on the 18th, in conjunction with the local Harvard Business School Association;  a Classic Film Series showing on the 22nd, and a family-friendly "British Pantomime" on January 31.  The New York Chapter and the LSE Financial Services Group invite local alums to a downtown social on January 15, and the Seven O'clock Club continues its "First Monday" mixers on February 2nd.  A limited number of tickets for the March 8 performance of the hit musical Billy Elliot are also available for AFLSE members and guests.  Do not miss out on this opportunity!

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All best wishes for a peaceful and more prosperous 2009. 

AFLSE Annual Report for 2008
Wednesday, 01/7/09 at 7:17am

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LSE Webcast: Policy Responses to the Financial Crisis
Tuesday, 01/13/09 at 8:00am

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will give the Josiah Charles Stamp Memorial Lecture at LSE at 1:00 - 2:00pm UK time.

The lecture will be webcast live and will be available for viewing then or at a subsequent time.

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AFLSE Los Angeles: Mixer
Thursday, 01/15/09 at 7:00pm

The AFLSE LA chapter is celebrating the new year at Zu Robata!

All LSE alumni and friends are welcome!

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AFLSE New York City: Third Thursday Downtown Social at Delmonico's
Thursday, 01/15/09 at 6:30pm
Come to our monthly gathering at this Wall Street landmark, located on none other than BEAVER Street!

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Los Angeles: Career Planning Workshop
Sunday, 01/18/09 at 10:30am

LSE alums are invited to join Harvard Business School Association of Southern California's (HBSASC) second annual personal planning workshop with Barbara Deutsch.

The first workshop was a real hit.

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AFLSE San Diego: Mixer
Wednesday, 01/21/09 at 6:30pm

See old friends, make new friends, London School of Economics graduates, and new members. All alumni and friends are welcome!

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Los Angeles: Classic Film Series
Thursday, 01/22/09 at 6:30pm

LSE alums are invited to participate in the All Ivy Classic Film Series!

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AFLSE Chicago: An Evening of Political Discourse
Wednesday, 01/28/09 at 6:00pm
Please join LSE in Chicago and Nate Silver creator of the famed political website for an evening of political discourse.

Old friends, new members, recent grads and friends are all welcome!

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AFLSE New York City: LSE Seven O'clock Club
Monday, 02/2/09 at 7:00pm
Come join us for our monthly networking mixer!

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AFLSE New York City: Billy Elliot, The Musical
Sunday, 03/8/09 at 3:00pm

Winner of 4 Laurence Olivier Awards including Best Musical.

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