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LECTURES/AUTHORS The Great Recovery I: Restructuring the Real Estate Market

Monda , June 22 Panel: 6:00 pm Reception: 7:00 pm

The current economic crisis began in the real estate markets where residential and commercial properties have experienced dramatic drops in value. Debt holders are increasingly concerned about recovering money lent while developers find scarcity of capital and face decreased demand for existing inventory. The Real Estate markets are in the process of a dramatic restructuring on an unprecedented scale. What shape is the restructuring taking? What potential gains will there be for those clever enough to spot them, and what will be innovative about our recovery in this crisis versus earlier ones? Whether you are a seasoned real estate or restructuring professional or new to the field entirely, please join our distinguished panel of investment and legal professionals who will share insight into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Moderator: Susan Stupin P’75 of The Prescott Group, LLC

Panelists: ed Gamble P’75 of The Prescott Group, LLC, Wayne Comer P’73 of JP Morgan, Dennis Russo of Herrick Feinstein LLP, and Ruth Barone of Glenmere Capital Partners LLC

Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members (includes one drink) **There will be a special dinner menu available for all attendees in the iger Bar & Grill immediately following the event.

Dance with the Stars!

Putting Your Style to Work

Frida , June 12, 6:30 pm

uesda , June 16, 6:30 pm

Dance professionals Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars fame will be coming to the Club to teach an exciting group ballroom lesson. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from these international dancing sensations and global champions. Ms. Smirnoff was born in the Ukraine and came to the U.S. with her family at age 12. At the age of nine, she was introduced to ballroom dancing and fell in love with it. Karina graduated from Fordham University with a law degree but put her academic studies on hold to pursue her ballroom dancing career in the United Kingdom. Mr. Chmerkovskiy, originally from Ukraine, was introduced to the world of ballroom dancing at a young age. As a teenager he experienced a horrible skiing accident causing a 12-inch metal rod to be placed in his leg. However, he managed to establish himself as the top dancer in Ukraine and as one of the best dancers in the world.

Cost: $40 per person

Reservations are required in advance, and space is extremely limited. This event is presented by the Columbia Club Heath and Wellness Committee.

The right clothes can turn an interview into a job and a lunch meeting into a deal, but the trick is creating an impressive wardrobe that not only looks great, but looks great on you. Noted men’s trend and fashion expert Tom Julian, author of the new Nordstrom Guide to Men s Style, will help demystify the terms, rules, and logic used by menswear experts to develop your foolproof career outfit. As wardrobe takes center stage in a competitive job market, Mr. Julian will provide an overview of key things to look for in terms of men’s suit dressing, whether it’s finding the best fit, creating your own personalized look, or selecting the most appropriate silhouette and accessories.

Cost: Free

An Evening With Alan Colmes

Theater, Psychoanalysis, and the Virtual Stage

Monda , July 6, 7:00 pm

Wednesda , August 5, 6:30 pm

As America’s most prominent broadcast liberal amidst a sea of right-wing conservative talk show hosts, Alan Colmes might be described as a professional dragon slayer. Unlike many talkfests, filled with harmonious voices soothing the ego of the host, Colmes Program and Hannity and Colmes, are cacophonies of discordant voices, many of whom regard Colmes as the guy they love to hate. Everything Colmes does seems to generate strong responses from whomever is paying attention. Colmes is also a successful author who wrote, Red, White, and Liberal: How Left is Right and Right is Wrong.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hudson Union Society. Cost: Free

In a time of generic and immediate gratifications, psychoanalysis and theater both offer something with the potential to be individual, authentic, and profound. In analysis or on stage, real persons in real time and space create an illusion that is relatively unbound and temporally fluid. The illusion so created has the potential to reverberate in the audience, or in the analyst and analyzed, on deeper levels and can lead to recognition, revelation, catharsis, and transformation. Of course, as with Oedipus, knowledge can be trouble, and both psychoanalysis and theater have histories of being viewed with suspicion if not prohibited outright.

Dr. Philip Freeman, P’75, will discuss the historically shifting emphasis on reality, virtual reality, and illusion in psychoanalysis and popular culture. Dr. Freeman, M.D., D.M.H.,is a practicing psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, author, and theatre/film consultant.

Cost: Free

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