Kravis elected for her contributions to business and philanthropy
Washington, April 19, 2017 — Hudson Institute congratulates Marie-Josée Kravis, Senior Fellow and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, for being elected as a 2017 fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As a member of the 237th class, Kravis joins a prestigious group of leaders hailing from academia, business, philanthropy, humanities, and the arts.
“Marie-Josee has been a vital contributor to Hudson’s success for many years, since she was a student of our founder Herman Kahn,” said Kenneth Weinstein, President and CEO of Hudson Institute, “Her dedication, intelligence, and generosity have made her a major force in global economics and philanthropy. She’ll be a font of invaluable knowledge for the Academy.”
“It is an honor to welcome this new class of exceptional women and men as part of our distinguished membership,” said Don Randel, Chair of the Academy’s Board of Directors. “Their talents and expertise will enrich the life of the Academy and strengthen our capacity to spread knowledge and understanding in service to the nation.”
Marie-Josée Kravis was chosen for her contributions to business, corporate, and philanthropic leadership. She is currently serving as President of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and is a member of the Board of Directors for a number of large corporations including The Ford Motor Co., Vivendi Universal, and Interactive Corporation. As an economist specializing in public policy analysis and strategic planning, she was a member of the Bilateral Dispute Settlement Board, part of the Canada/U.S. Free Trade Agreement, and has been a member of the Quebec government’s Committee on Financial Institutions.
Kravis has been associated with Hudson Institute since 1973. She directed Hudson’s Corporate Environment Program, the “Europe and the World” study, and has also made major contributions and research on economic development in countries including Algeria, Morocco, France, and Mexico. Before joining Hudson, Kravis was special assistant to the federal Solicitor General and later to the Minister of Supply and Services for the Canadian government, and, before that, a financial analyst for Power Corporation of Canada, Ltd.
Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences convenes leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing—and opportunities available to—the nation and the world. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies in science, engineering, and technology policy; global security and international affairs; the humanities, arts, and education; and American institutions and the public good.
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