Here's what happened at the King's Alumni US Tour 2017

US Tour

In October 2017, we brought together US alumni for three nights of exclusive guest speakers, networking and catching up with university peers, as part of the King’s US Tour.

Johana Canda-Fiserova, Senior International Alumni Manager, organised the events in Washington D.C., New York City and Boston, with her team:

Johana US Tour

‘The US is home to our largest alumni population outside of the UK, with close to 8,000 former students there. We have a very vibrant and diverse alumni community to engage with.'

‘This was our tenth annual trip to the US. On this tour we held events in three cities – Washington D.C., New York City and Boston - with an amazing array of alumni and academic speakers.'

We were joined by King’s alumna, Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin (MA War Studies, 1990; PhD War Studies, 1996), who is Interim Vice President and Vice Principal (International) at King’s. She shared the latest news from King’s, along with updates on developments in the UK and across the globe.

US tour October 2017

‘In D.C., Ryan Evans (MA Intelligence & International Security, 2010), discussed his role as CEO and Editor-in-Chief of War on the Rocks. Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies and author of newly published book The Future of War: A History, also shared his experiences and views on current political events.

‘In New York, Dev Pragad (Computer Systems & Electronics, 2005; PhD Telecommunications Research, 2009) spoke about his learnings from working in the media industry as CEO of Newsweek Media Group and how King's was instrumental in getting to where he is today.

‘During our stop in Boston, alumni were able to go on a special tour of the Museum of Fine Arts. We learned that the tour guide’s grandson is a current King’s student. For me, this just shows how far and wide King’s reach around the world is, and that is what makes my job so exciting!’

Join us on a future tour

We’re delighted to share the locations and dates for the King’s Alumni Asia-Pacific Tour 2018 with you:

  • Singapore – Thursday 8 March 2018
  • Hong Kong – Monday 12 March 2018
  • Shanghai – Tuesday 13 March 2018
  • Beijing – Thursday 15 March 2018

This will be another fantastic opportunity to reconnect with other international alumni and find out the latest King’s news. Stay tuned for more information about these evening events.  

Find out more about Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin in our InTouch interview

Were you at the event? Click on the photos below to see more.