Past Event

School of International and Public Affairs Students and Alumni Gathering

December 16, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Beijing and Shanghai



Beijing: 6F, Building 1, Long Fu Wen Chuang Park, No. 95 Long Fu Si Street

Shanghai: 5F, 188 Huaihai Middle Road Shanghai

Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and Columbia Global Centers | Beijing cordially invite all current students and alumni to celebrate the holiday season and make in-person connections!

You will also hear from Dr. Erica Downs and Sheng Yan from the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA as they present their latest paper entitled "Reform Is in the Pipelines: PipeChina and the Restructuring of China’s Natural Gas Market".

Leading experts on China’s oil and gas industry, including David Sandalow of Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA, Dr. Philip Andrews-Speed of National University of Singapore, Dr. Neil Beveridge of AllianceBernstein, Dr. Lei YANG of Peking University, and Jenny YANG of IHS Markit, will join and conduct in-depth exchanges on the current situation and future prospects of China's natural gas market.


Alumni Speakers

Grace Gu SIPA '11 was former Xinhua News Agency reporter based in China and the US. She also once worked in the UN headquarters in New York to undertake the studies of Asian economy and market, and then served as middle-senior executives in some multinational financial companies including Citibank and Lloyd’s. She has hosted and organized many financial and business conferences, interviews, forums, TV shows, etc. Now she runs her own platform Rongyan Innovation, specializing in media, branding and marketing, and financial advisory for growing enterprises in innovative economy ecosystem. Grace has a MPA degree in the concentration of Economic Management from SIPA of Columbia University.

Stephanie Liu SIPA '18 holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney. She worked with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic and Goldwind Australia before and currently works as the Director of Investor Relations at Goldwind Science & Technology and the Executive Director of Torchlight Foundation.



6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Self-introduction and sharing

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Presentation & Panel: Reform Is in the Pipelines: PipeChina and the Restructuring of China’s Natural Gas Market


  • This event opens to Columbia SIPA students and alumni only.
  • Please plan to arrive no earlier than the registration time.
  • If you have any questions, please email [email protected]