February 27 at 6 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion with Award-Winning Author and Historian Steven Ujifusa
Steven Ujifusa specializes in telling stories of American business leadership, both as an acclaimed popular historian for Simon & Schuster and as a writer of “works for hire” for public and private companies. In 2012, The Wall Street Journal named his first book A Man and His Ship: America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the SS United States as one of the 10 best nonfiction books of the year. He has appeared on NPR, CBS Sunday Morning, and numerous other media outlets. He is a frequent contributor to the urban history website PhillyHistory.org.
March 1 at 6 p.m.
Cooking Demonstration and Dinner with World-Renowned Chef Jonathan Waxman
Jonathan Waxman is a successful chef, restaurateur, and author who has graced such prestigious kitchens as Chez Panisse in Berkeley and Michael's in Los Angeles. Today, he is chef and owner of Barbuto in Manhattan's West Village and Jams in 1 Hotel Central Park as well as owning other renowned restaurants across the country. Winner of the James Beard Award for “Best Chef, New York City” in 2016, Waxman was a judge on Bravo’s Recipe for Deception and has appeared on two seasons of Top Chef Masters where he earned the nickname 'Obi Wan Kenobi.' He lives in Manhattan and has three children, one of whom is a current undergraduate member of The Ivy Club.
October 22 at 6 p.m.
Leadership in International Journalism: A Conversation with Award-Winning Reporter Ben Taub '14
A staff writer for The New Yorker since 2017, Taub has written about jihadi recruitment in Europe, war crimes in Syria, battlefield medicine, and human trafficking. In 2017, Taub's work on Syria, which was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, was short-listed for a National Magazine Award and won The Livingston Award for International Reporting, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for International Print reporting, and the ASME Next Award for Journalists Under 30. in 2018, he was named one of Forbes's 30 Under 30 in Media.
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.
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 p.m.
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.