Educational Events

The Ivy Club sponsors multiple educational programs each year. Supported by the Ivy 1879 Foundation, these events occur during the academic year and are led by undergraduate members.

Graduate members and Ivy parents are welcome to attend as space permits and should contact to inquire about availability.

Leadership Program

March 6, 2016
Robert Hugin '76, Executive Chairman of Celgene Corporation

Mr. Hugin is Executive Chairman of Celgene Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for unmet medical needs in cancer and immune-inflammatory disease.  Mr. Hugin served as Chief Executive Officer of Celgene from June 2010 through February 2016.  He joined Celgene in June 1999 and has been a Director of the company since December 2001.  Mr. Hugin  received an AB degree from Princeton and is currently a member of the University's Board of Trustees. He also holds an MBA from the University of Virginia and served as a United States Marine Corps infantry officer.  

Each year the Club invites 3-4 speakers to share their leadership experiences with the membership. Presenters have included South African President Jacob Zuma, His Royal Highness Prince Turki al Faisal of Saudi Arabia, former CIA Director David Petraeus, former New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman, Dr. Dennis Ausiello, chief of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Norman Augustine, retired Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The goal of this program is to provoke discussion about the personal qualities that create great leaders, and the moral challenges they face.

Roundtable Program



The Roundtable program seeks to bring people of interest to the Club for lively dinner discussions, which are limited to 35 members. Many distinguished scholars have been guests, along with accomplished Ivy parents, graduate members of the Club, and members of the Princeton community. The Roundtable program hosts an average of two guests each month during the academic year.