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Kavilash Chawla to discuss building a business in the heartland of the Taliban

February 21, 2014

Kavilash Chawla, global practitioner-in-residence for Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration, will deliver a lecture, “Building a Business in the Heartland of the Taliban: Peshawar 2007-2010,” on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in Drake University’s Meredith Hall, Room 101.

Chawla is an international finance and corporate strategy expert whose career is focused on the productive and ethical deployment of investment capital in growth and emerging markets. He has lived and worked on five different continents, including working in the Middle East, where he was involved in global and local efforts to alleviate poverty through market and enterprise based solutions.

Chawla earned his B.A. in economics, history, and political science at Drake, his master’s in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Chawla returned to Drake in 2013 to serve as a global practitioner-in-residence until May of 2014.

This event is made possible by the College of Business and Public Administration and The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship (PFGCGC). The center hosts events to educate students and the community on global topics.

For more information, contact David Skidmore at or 515-271-3843.