February 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Leadership in the Entertainment Industry: A Conversation with Robert Kraft, Grammy and Oscar-nominated Film Composer and Record Producer
Robert Kraft is an award-winning songwriter, film composer, recording artist and record producer. As President of Fox Music from 1994 to 2012, Kraft was the Executive in Charge of Music for more than 300 Fox feature films, as well as dozens of TV shows. Highlights during his tenure at Fox include the record-breaking scores and soundtracks from “Titanic”, “Moulin Rouge”, “Garden State”, “Walk The Line”, “Slumdog Millionaire”, “Juno”, and “Once”.
As a songwriter, Kraft has earned Academy Award, Grammy Award, and Golden Globe nominations for co-composing the song, “Beautiful Maria of My Soul” from “The Mambo Kings.” He earned a second Golden Globe nomination for co-writing the song, “How Can I Not Love You” with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds from the film, “Anna and the King”.
In 1989, Kraft co-produced all of the Oscar- and Grammy Award-winning songs from “The Little Mermaid”. The Tri-Star feature, “Hudson Hawk” (1991) starring Bruce Willis, was based on his original song “Hudson Hawk.”
Kraft has lectured on film music at Harvard University, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Brown University, New York University, UCLA, USC, and Syracuse University. He graduated from Harvard University in 1976, and lives in Los Angeles.
February 22 at 6 p.m.
"Off the Record" Career Night
By popular demand, we have organized Ivy's second annual Career Night, an opportunity for undergraduate members to glean career advice from Ivy graduates working in a variety of fields. Among the careers represented by our visiting Ivy graduates are start-ups, law, non-profits, politics, consulting, academia and real estate. Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot at the event, which includes a cocktail hour, keynote interview with Ro Gupta '00, Founder/CEO of Carmera, and dinner.
November 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Leadership that Empowers the Vulnerable: A Conversation with Margaret Crotty '94, Executive Director of Partnership with Children
Ivy graduate member Margaret Crotty '94 has a long history of leadership in education and public health in the nonprofit and private sectors. Prior to joining Partnership with Children, a nonprofit organization that provides critical counseling and intervention to 17,000 students in New York, Crotty launched and managed Save the Children International's $2 billion initiative to reduce child mortality in the developing world. Previously, she was the President CEO of AFS-USA, which has provided intercultural exchanges for other 300,000 high school students since 1947. She graduated with honors from Princeton University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPH from Columbia University.
October 10 at 6:30 PM
Behind the Spotlight: A Conversation with Pete Austin '93, Senior Broadcast Producer at Good Morning America
Pete Austin ’93 began his career the summer before his senior year with a one-week internship at the 1992 National Convention. Since then, he has worked at ABC News—with a brief hiatus in 2000 to explore the dot com world—where he served as a senior producer for Nightline. In 2015, he was named Senior Broadcast Producer at Good Morning America, where he currently line produces the show Monday through Friday. Austin has helped earn two Emmys for ABC in recognition of outstanding breaking news coverage.