Philanthropy in Motion is looking for a COO

Philanthropy in Motion (PIM) is an internationally-recognized social enterprise that empowers millennials with the funding, training, and networks to become mission- driven leaders and amplify their social impact.

Founded in 2013 by alumni from Yale College, our core team consists of millennials with diverse expertise in management consulting, international education, development, nonprofit evaluation, and Internet technology. We are looking for a mission-focused, strategic, and process-minded leader with experience leading an effective team, developing a performance culture, and building partnerships for scale.

Please apply by submitting your CV to

You can find the full PIM COO JD on the Yale Club of Beijing Career Jobs Board. Email to be added.

Yale to change Calhoun College’s name to honor Grace Murray Hopper

Yale President Peter Salovey announced today that the university would rename Calhoun College, one of 12 undergraduate residential colleges, to honor one of Yale’s most distinguished graduates, Grace Murray Hopper ’30 M.A., ’34 Ph.D., by renaming the college for her.

Salovey made the decision with the university’s board of trustees — the Yale Corporation — at its most recent meeting. “The decision to change a college’s name is not one we take lightly, but John C. Calhoun’s legacy as a white supremacist and a national leader who passionately promoted slavery as a ‘positive good’ fundamentally conflicts with Yale’s mission and values,” Salovey said. “I have asked Jonathan Holloway, dean of Yale College, and Julia Adams, the head of Calhoun College, to determine when this change best can be put into effect.”

Yale Club of London: Feb Club Emeritus : Mardi Gras!

Feb Club Emeritus strikes again!  Come and join fellow Yalie’s for one of our favourite traditions.

This year we have managed to secure a particularly exciting venue: The Underdog is a versatile gallery and music venue in London Bridge with the vibrant creative hub Bermondsey Street just around the corner.  Your fellow alums and their friends have done due diligence in checking it out (oh, the hardships we endure for Yale…) and it is really good. 
There is no entrance fee and the Yale Club of London is kindly sponsoring the costs of security, but we will need your help drinking to hit the bar minimum, so come along and bring your friends, especially those who might not yet be on the YCL mailing list.
Date: Friday, 24 February 2016
Time: 18.30-23.00
Venue: The Underdog, Arch 6, Crucifix Lane, London Bridge, SE1 3 JW
All Yalies and friends welcome.  Registration is free, but strongly encouraged so we know to expect you.

Please contact James Ford if you would like to help out, or if you have any questions.

Event: Feb Club Emeritus : Mardi Gras!
Date: 24 Feb 2017 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Location: The Underdog, Arch 6, Crucifix Lane, London Bridge, SE1 3JW
Registration: Click here to register for this event.

Click here to register for this event!

Cost:  Free! but registration strongly encouraged, including for guests.

We hope to see you there!

A Conversation with Neal Keny-Guyer ’82, CEO of Mercy Corps

Becton Fellowship Program

November 3, 2016, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. EDT

A Conversation with Neal Keny-Guyer ‘82

Neal Keny-Guyer ’82, CEO of Mercy Corps, will be on campus for a Becton Fellowship lecture on November 3. The Becton Fellowship Program brings prominent leaders in a variety of industries to the school to share their insights.

Mercy Corps’ mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

The event will be live-streamed at:

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Yale Club of Beijing: Events recap

 North Korea’s Nuclear Future: Talk by Prof. Charles Armstrong

The Columbia, University of Chicago, and Yale Alumni Clubs co-hosted a talk by Columbia Professor Charles Armstrong at the University of Chicago-Beijing Center on Friday night. The audience included a mix of alumni and current students interested in international relations and foreign affairs. Professor Armstrong’s lecture first focused on North Korea’s nuclear and diplomatic history, and then went on to describe how these histories have allowed North Korea to carve out a unique position for itself in the East Asian region as well as the international community. Professor Armstrong also explained possible future scenarios for the East Asian region, and then held a candid 30-minute open discussion session with the audience.

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Student’s Arctic Trip Emphasizes Need for Climate Law

n July and August of 2015, Joanna Dafoe ’17 JD/MBA joined a Students on Ice trip as a member of the staff during a trip to the Arctic regions of Greenland and Canada. Students on Ice is a foundation that educates young people about the importance of the polar regions. Dafoe’s role was to share perspectives on climate change law and policy, including the status of international climate change negotiations and opportunities for young people to meaningfully engage with policy back home.

We asked Dafoe to tell us more about her experience.