About LIAA


A key component of the Lauder family is the 1,600-strong Lauder alumni body. Our community embodies the core principles of the Lauder Institute serving as political, legal, educational and business leaders around the globe.

The Lauder Institute Alumni Association (LIAA) maintains and enhances a highly engaged and vibrant community worldwide. This lifelong extension of the Lauder Institute offers students inspiration and guidance as they embark on the next phase of their careers and helps alumni forge lifelong friendships and develop fulfilling careers through its extended network.

Every three years, the LIAA organizes a major event in New York for all Lauder alumni to join.  In 2016, more than 1,000 Lauder alumni, students, faculty and staff attended the three-day event, starting with a cocktail reception at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and culminating with an evening at the American Museum of Natural History. To view photos of the event, please click here.

Our Vision for 2017-2019

Be the link and support for the Lauder Community by empowering all Lauder alumni to participate and leverage the LIAA resources in order to maximize opportunities for Alumni to meet and get to know each other across graduating classes, regions and professional activities.

Ongoing initiatives are:

1. Communities of Practice (COPs):

  • Build even stronger ties within the Lauder community by fostering virtual relationships across class years and geographies
  • Build relationships with industry/sector groups and employers to enrich alumni networks and foster sponsorship of activities

2. Lauder Link:

  • Empower Lauder alumni to help current students and younger alumni with personal and professional issues.
  • Support Lauder mission with current classes that have yet to graduate and candidates that have yet to apply

3. LIAA P2P Platform:

  • Reconcile and connect the Lauder Alumni community
  • Facilitate Peer to Peer (P2P) connections between Lauder Alumni

Further information will be available soon about specific role and responsibilities.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and joining one of LIAA’s committees, please sign up today. If you have other ideas but cannot find the time to volunteer on a regular basis, please send us your suggestions.

Leadership Team

Founded in 2004, the Lauder Institute Alumni Association (“LIAA”) is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the goals and mission of the Lauder Institute.  All graduates of the Lauder Institute become automatically members of LIAA at the time of their graduation and are welcome to join the LIAA leadership team.  Many opportunities to be engaged are available.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Leadership team please contact:

Class of 1991
Director and President

Class of 1995
Director and Vice President

Class of 1991
Director and Treasurer

Director, Admissions and Alumni Affairs, Lauder Institute
Director Ex officio

Recent LIAA News

Two Alumni Reflect on the Impact of the Lauder Community

A chance encounter abroad makes two Lauder alumni realize the power of the Lauder community.  “Once you join the Lauder family, it’s forever!” “This comment came up multiple times during our time in Philadelphia and after two years of academic rigor and many travel opportunities, we still wondered what the long-term connections would hold for us. On ...Read More

Lauder Alumni Opportunity to Travel with Students!

The Lauder Institute invites Lauder alumni to travel with current students to one of the LIV destinations! Alumni have the opportunity to gain an understanding of interconnected global challenges through field experiences in locations around the world focused on complex social, economic, and business challenges. We will offer pre-departure activities and readings to familiarize participants ...Read More

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