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Alumni Reception in New York 2015


Alumni Events

Public, Staff, Students, Alumni, Prospective Postgraduates, Prospective Undergraduates, Academics

Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Roase Hall
Broadway at 60th Street
New York City

Please book your place here

Important Information

We regret to inform you that Dr Muhtar Kent, who was to be our guest interviewee, has unfortunately had to withdraw from this event. His dear friend and mentor Don Keough, who helped shape The Coca-Cola Company for more than 60 years, passed away on Tuesday in Atlanta. Mr. Keough was a former President and Chief Operating Officer of The Coca-Cola Company and a long time board member who had a profound influence on Muhtar and many other Coca-Cola leaders and associates. 

Funeral services for Mr. Keough will take place on Tuesday in Atlanta, creating a regrettable but insurmountable conflict with our event in New York. Muhtar has sent his heartfelt regrets along with his best wishes to the Cass and City community.  

We are very fortunate as alumna Nicole Young has kindly agreed to be interviewed by fellow City University Journalism alumna, Mandana Mofidi, in place of the planned interview with Muhtar Kent. Mandana Mofidi (MA International Journalism 2010) is an Emmy award-winning producer for the series VICE on HBO. Her previous experience includes working on stories for 60 Minutes, Frontline (PBS), and ABC News. In 2009, she was awarded the Fulbright Alistair Cooke Award in Journalism which brought her to City University's International Journalism master's program.

We hope you will still be able to attend and look forward to seeing you next week. Please see below for details:

City University London and Cass Business School alumni are welcome to attend a truly unique event taking place at the famous Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York City.  Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, named in honour of the jazz legend John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, is set against a glittering backdrop with spectacular views of Central Park. The venue produces world-class jazz performances nightly and welcomes locals and visitors alike to enjoy the city's best music, food and libations throughout the year. Quite simply, as described by the Washington Post "Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola is without a doubt the most beautiful jazz spot in New York".


18:30 - 19:00 Registration
19:00 - 19:15 Welcome from the Dean of Cass Business School, Professor Steve Haberman
19:15 - 20:15 Nicole Young interview conducted by Mandana Mofini with Q&A
20:15 - 22:00 Refreshments and networking

This promises to be one of the highlights of our 2015 alumni events calendar so we hope you will be able to join us.

Tickets are limited, so in order to avoid disappointment please book your place early. Tickets are priced at $40 for alumni and $60 for guests. Your ticket will include food and beverages throughout the evening as well as entertainment from the Cyrus Chestnut Trio.

Nicole Young

Nicole Young is a Senior Producer for the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and a Producer for 60 Minutes, the most successful television broadcast in history, offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news. Nicole is a multi-award Emmy winner for the TV News magazine "60 minutes".

She is a well-respected journalist and has been honoured with nine News and Documentary Emmy Awards, two Gerald Loeb Awards, two Sigma Delta Chi Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, a George Polk Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, an Investigative Reporters & Editors Award, a Gracie Award and a Media for Liberty Award. Nicole is a City University London alumna, where she studied MA International Journalism.

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12.13pm - 10.00pmTuesday 3rd March 2015

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