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Kavilash Chawla to discuss Social Entrepreneurship and the Arab Spring

March 3, 2014

Kavilash Chawla, global practitioner-in-residence for Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration, will deliver a lecture, “Social Entrepreneurship and the Arab Spring” on Tuesday, March 4 at 12 p.m. at the Downtown Des Moines Library, 1000 Grand Ave.

Kavilash 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 in five different continents, including working in the Middle East since 2004, where he has been involved in global and local efforts to alleviate poverty through market and enterprise based solutions.

Chawla studied economics, history, and political science at Drake University, and later earned his master’s in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York. He also received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

This event is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration, The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship, and is part of the Iowa International Center Dialogue Series.

This event is made possible by the College of Business and Public Administration

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