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Virtual Alumni Roundtables

Bringing together NBR alumni from around the world


NBR’s virtual roundtables are a great opportunity to connect and join in invigorating discussion with friends from around the world! If you are interested to get involved as a champion for our fundraising campaign, please contact Jennifer via [email protected].


Virtual Alumni Roundtable | June 30, 2021

Conveying the Complex: Communicating with Diverse Audiences

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 4 p.m. Pacific / 7 p.m. Eastern

Please join this casual conversation on how different people approach communicating about the various complicated policy issues they work on—whether with Congress, on social media, or to global audiences—with this month’s facilitator, Laura Schwartz.

RSVP to email [email protected] to receive WebEx link.


Check out past alumni events below to see what you missed!


May 26, 2021

On May, 26, NBR alumni gathered virtually for a casual conversation on Biden’s first 100 days in office and the impact on U.S. policy toward Asia with this month’s facilitator, Julia Rindlaub.


January 27, 2021

Teresa Tippens

This month NBR alumni tested their knowledge in a trivia game focused on the history of U.S. foreign policy.


December 16, 2020

Our alumni gathered for a game of international holiday-themed trivia! Caroline Stoebuck took home the champion’s crown, beating out a host of other alumni and current NBR staff. She generously donated her winner’s prize—an NBR Premium subscription—to fellow alum Tim White. From amusing backgrounds to a dog cuteness competition, the evening was filled with fun!


November 24, 2020

Our alumni gathered for a virtual game of Asia policy trivia. Alum Rajeev Majumdar took home the crown and an NBR Premium subscription. It was great to catch up with old friends before the Thanksgiving holiday!

alumni happy hour


October 21, 2020

Thank you to everyone for another wonderful happy hour! Karolos was in stiches watching everyone butcher those Greek names. Congratulations to this month’s NBR Premium subscription winner!


September 30, 2020

During our September Happy Hour, alumni gathered for a trivia game on Chinese pop culture! Attendees joined from across the globe, including some of NBR’s current staff members in Seattle and DC. While the battle was intense, Jocelyn Roberts took the crown with her impressive knowledge of Chinese stars, both past and present. 恭喜 to Jocelyn!

NBR alumni happy hour


August 26, 2020

Alumnus Sandip Soli was the host for this month’s event. Participants flexed their knowledge of current events in a game of trivia and hung out with old friends and colleagues.

NBR Alumni Happy Hour


July 15, 2020

Another fun time was had by all when NBR alumni from Beijing to Tokyo to Washington, D.C., gathered for more competitive trivia created by Karolos. The ultimate winner was highly debated as it took a tie-breaker to finally determine who took home the prized twelve-month subscription to NBR Premium!

NBR Alumni Happy Hour


June 10, 2020

On June 10, alumni from Australia to Denver and Beijing to DC joined us for a hilarious Happy Hour along with many adorable children and furry companions! The best of U.S. Asia policy minds competed against each other in a game of NBR-themed Bingo, ending with a tie-breaking rock-paper-scissors battle. The winner took home an NBR Premium subscription valued at $95.

NBR Alumni Happy Hour


May 10, 2020

On May 20, NBR held its inaugural Virtual Alumni Happy Hour! Close to 30 current and former NBR team members from Seattle to Washington, D.C., to Hong Kong gathered to share stories and compete in an NBR-themed trivia game. The winner took home a prized twelve-month subscription to NBR Premium.

NBR Alumni Happy Hour