Date: Mar 07, 2023Time: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Harvard Business Review Turns 100! (in person)

Tue, 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM Jazz at Lincoln Center
General PublicOther



Join us in New York for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

For the past century, HBR has published some of the most influential ideas in the history of modern business and transformed how companies and careers are run.

To celebrate, we’re bringing together a distinguished lineup of leaders and luminaries to discuss the ideas reshaping business, the workplace, and society. The March 7 program at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center will include thought-provoking presentations and conversations followed by a gala dinner. (Tickets for the main program are available for individual, separate purchase. See details about dinner packages below.)


Main Program

Orchestra Seating 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

General Admission Orchestra Floor: Sides, Rows B – P and Orchestra Floor Rear Center Rows M – R

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, The Shops at Columbus Circle, New York City

Featuring Viola Davis, Marcus Buckingham, Ginni Rometty, and Ian Bremmer

Main Program and Gala Dinner

Individual Tickets and Table Packages Available 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Featuring special guest Amal Clooney

Ertegun Atrium + The Appel Room

For more information, visit the Event Program

To secure your dinner table package, please email




Marcus Buckingham

Head of Research, People + Performance, ADP Research Institute; Author, Nine Lies About Work and Love + Work

Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher and the world’s authority on what the most effective leaders and highest-performing people do differently. He is the New York Times best-selling author of two of the most popular books of all time, has two of Harvard Business Review’s most circulated, industry-changing cover articles, and his strengths assessments have been taken by over 10 million people worldwide. Building on two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at The Gallup Organization, he leveraged his data-based discoveries to build a $100 million tech company focused on helping people find and contribute their strengths at work. Beginning with First, Break All the Rules and continuing through his latest book, Love + Work, Marcus is known for challenging entrenched preconceptions about achievement to get to the core of what drives success. He currently guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Head of People + Performance research, and is widely considered the world’s leading expert on Talent at work.


Viola Davis

EGOT-winning Actress and Producer; New York Times Bestselling Author of Finding Me: A Memoir

Viola Davis is the first black actress to win Tony (“Fences” & “King Hedley II”), Oscar (“Fences”) and Emmy (“How to Get Away with Murder”) awards. Davis starred in the ABC series “How to Get Away with Murder,” from ABC Studios and Shondaland, which aired its final episode in May. The series, which drew 14.24 million viewers during its 2014 premiere, centered on ambitious law students and their brilliant and mysterious criminal defense professor. In 2015, Davis received the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series,” in addition to becoming the first African American actress to receive the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.” In 2016, she received her second Screen Actors Guild Award and her second Emmy nomination for portraying Annalise Keating and this year, received her third Emmy Nomination for the role.


Ginni Rometty

Former Chairman and CEO of IBM, Co-Chair at OneTen; Author of Good Power

Ginni Rometty was the ninth Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. Under her leadership, the 100-year-old company reinvented 50 percent of its portfolio, built a $25 billion hybrid cloud business, and established leadership in AI and quantum computing. Rometty also drove record results in diversity and inclusion and supported the explosive growth of an innovative high school program to prepare the workforce of the future in over twenty-seven countries.

Through her work with the Business Roundtable, Rometty helped redefine the purpose of the corporation. She has been named Fortune’s #1 Most Powerful Woman three years in a row, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and has been honored with the designation of Officier in the French Légion d’Honneur.

Ginni grew up outside Chicago, the eldest of four children. She helped her mother raise her siblings, and became one of the first in her family to attend college. She graduated Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences, and joined IBM as a systems engineer in 1981. In 2012, she became the first woman CEO in IBM’s one hundred year history. She retired from the company in 2020.

Today, Rometty serves on multiple boards and cochairs OneTen, a coalition committed to upskilling, hiring, and promoting one million Black Americans by 2030 into family-sustaining jobs and careers. She is married to Mark Rometty.


Ian Bremmer

President, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media

Ian Bremmer is a political scientist who helps business leaders, policy makers, and the general public make sense of the world around them. He is president and founder of Eurasia Group, the world’s leading political risk research and consulting firm, and GZERO Media, a company dedicated to providing intelligent and engaging coverage of international affairs. Ian is an independent voice on critical issues around the globe, offering clearheaded insights through speeches, written commentary, and even satirical puppets (really!).

A prolific writer, Ian is the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestsellers, “Us vs Them: The Failure of Globalism” which examines the rise of populism across the world, and his latest book “The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats—and Our Response—Will Change the World” which covers a trio of looming global crises (health emergencies, climate change, and technological revolution) and outlines how these crises create global prosperity and opportunity.

He serves as the foreign affairs columnist and editor at large for Time magazine, and is the host of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, which airs weekly on US national public television. Ian is also a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and many others globally. Ian also teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and previously was a professor at New York University.

Find him on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and regularly tweeting from @IanBremmer.


Amal Clooney

Lawyer and Human Rights Advocate; Co-Founder of the Clooney Foundation for Justice; Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Amal Clooney is a barrister who specializes in international law and human rights. She represents clients before international courts including the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

Ms. Clooney frequently represents victims of mass atrocities including genocide and sexual violence. She has acted in landmark human rights cases in recent years including the world’s first trial in which an ISIS member was convicted of committing genocide against Yazidis and the first case alleging complicity in crimes against humanity by a company that funded the terror group.

Ms. Clooney has represented Armenia in a case involving the Armenian genocide and was counsel to 126 victims of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, at the International Criminal Court. She is representing a state in the case alleging genocide in Myanmar before the International Court of Justice. In 2021 she was appointed a Special Adviser to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and she currently leads a legal task force advising the government on Ukraine on accountability for war crimes being committed there.

Ms. Clooney also represents political prisoners around the world and has helped to secure the freedom of journalists arbitrarily detained for their work across the globe. In 2020 she was the recipient of the Gwen Ifill Award for ‘extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom’ from the Committee to Protect Journalists. She currently represents the award-winning journalist and Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa, who is currently being prosecuted in the Philippines and faces over 70 years in prison for her work.

Ms. Clooney also has a distinguished record before the United Nations. She served as a senior advisor to Kofi Annan when he was the UN’s Envoy on Syria and she was Counsel to the UN Inquiry on the use of armed drones. She is also a member of the UK government’s panel of experts on preventing sexual violence in conflict zones and the UK Attorney General’s panel of experts on public international law. She was previously the rapporteur for the International Bar Association on the independence of the judiciary and deputy chair of its Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom.

Ms. Clooney is also a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School, where she co-teaches the Human Rights course and is co-author (with Professor Philippa Webb) of the award-winning 2020 legal textbook The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law.

In 2016 she and her husband George Clooney established the Clooney Foundation for Justice to advance justice through accountability for human rights abuses around the world.

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Date: Mar 07, 2023Time: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Jazz at Lincoln Center10 Columbus Circle - Broadway at 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
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Laila Worrell, MBA 1998 & Deborah Farrington, MBA 1976

Jazz at Lincoln Center

10 Columbus Circle - Broadway at 60th Street, New York, NY, 10023