Elihu Root Society Events


Upcoming Events

Join the Elihu Root Society of New York City for an evening with

Ambassador William Luers '51, GP'14

Reaching a Nuclear Agreement with Iran and Consequences of Failure

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6 p.m.

New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019

Introduction by President Joan Hinde Stewart

Program to begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Beer, wine and appetizers will be served.

$50 per person

William H. Luers is the Director of The Iran Project and is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. Following a 31 year career as an American Foreign Service Officer, he was President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1986-1999. Then from 1999-2009 he was President and CEO of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) in New York. In the Foreign Service he was US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (1983-1986) and Venezuela (1978-1982) and held numerous posts in Italy, Germany, the Soviet Union, and in the Department of State, where he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe (1977-1978) and for Inter-American Affairs (1975-1977). Luers received his B.A. from Hamilton College and his M.A. from Columbia University following four years in the United States Navy. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Hamilton College and Marlboro College.

Please be advised of the New York Athletic Club's dress code which is in effect at all times. For male members and guests, jackets are optional. Slacks, a collared shirt and dress shoes are permitted. Jeans, T-shirts and sneakers remain prohibited. For female members and guests, skirts or slacks with blouse are permitted. Jeans, T-shirts and sneakers remain prohibited.

To register for the above event or if you should have a question, please dial the Office of Alumni Relations at 866-729-0314 or email affinity@hamilton.edu

Past Events

Lunch Gathering

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at noon

Hosted by John Christopher ’83, P’14 at Hodgson Russ LLP

The Guaranty Building
140 Pearl Street, Suite 100
Buffalo, New York 14202

Featuring guest speaker
Richard C. Tantillo
Vice President for Communications & Development

See Who Attended

Lunch Gathering

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at noon

Hosted by John Christopher ’83, P’14 at Hodgson Russ LLP

Featuring guest speaker
Steven Bellona P’03
Associate Vice President for Facilities & Planning
and Assistant Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field Programs at Hamilton College
Steve will provide a College update on the recent additions and updates to the Physical Plant.

Responding to Humanitarian Crisis:  When Doing Good Is Not Good Enough

Guest Speaker Michael Klosson ’71, Vice President, Policy and Humanitarian Response at Save the Children

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
825 8th Ave (between 49th and 50th Streets)
38th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Wine, beer and appetizer reception at 6 p.m.
Formal program at 6:40 p.m.

See Who Attended

Inaugural Lunch Gathering

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hosted by John Christopher ’83, P’14
Hodgson Russ LLP,
The Guaranty Building
140 Pearl Street, Suite 100
Buffalo, New York 14202

Featuring guest speaker
Mary McLean Evans ’82
Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of the Career Center
Mary will provide a College update including new initiatives in the Hamilton Career Center and will welcome your input on internships and advising opportunities for students interested in law.

See Who Attended


Panel Discussion: Career Paths in the Legal Field

January 9, 2012

Hamilton College’s Elihu Root Society and its Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) held an alumni and parent reception, which was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Julia Cowles ’84, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

Panelists included Michael Blasie ’07, Associate Attorney, Cooley LLP; Eric Grossman ’88, Managing Director and Global Head of Legal, Morgan Stanley; Lea Haber Kuck ’87, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; and David Sorin P’07,’10, Co-Managing Partner, SorinRoyerCooper LLC.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
New York, NY 10017


November 9, 2011

The Honorable Judith S. Kaye P'91, Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, 1983-2008, presented a lecture on Wednesday, November 9, 2011.  The lecture was attended by over 50 alumni, parents and friends of Hamilton was held at Morrison & Foerster, LLP, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY.  Judge Kaye spoke about her life - professional and personal.