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Fall Speaker Series: Kabir Sehgal

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When Sep 14, 2017
from 09:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where Brookdale Campus East Lounge
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Join us for a conversation and sweet treats with our Fall Speaker on Thursday, September 14th at 9pm in Brookdale's East Lounge. Our distinguished guest will be Kabir Sehgal.

Kabir Sehgal works in corporate strategy at First Data Corporation, a global payments technology firm, which completed the largest IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in 2015. Previously, he was a vice president in emerging market equities at J.P. Morgan and traveled to over twenty-five developing countries to generate investment advice for institutional investors. He helped place the Alibaba IPO, the largest in history. He began his career by founding an online educational network.

He is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of nine books including: three non-fiction books,  Coined,  JazzocracyWalk in My Shoes (with Andrew Young); five children’s books, A Bucket of BlessingsThe Wheels on the Tuk TukFestival of Colors (forthcoming), Thread of Love (forthcoming), and P is for Poppadoms (forthcoming); and a poetry book, Home (with Deepak Chopra). A Bucket of Blessings was adapted into a stage production at the Alliance Theater. He has written for Fortune, Foreign Policy, Harvard Business Review, Newsweek, MarketWatch, CNBC, Inc., TheStreet, Quartz, Zero Hedge, Atlanta Business Chronicle, among other publications. He has appeared on CNN, PBS, NPR, C-SPAN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, National Geographic, Fusion, and Cheddar TV.

Sehgal has won two Grammy & one Latin Grammy Awards, and his productions have garnered 8 nominations and 5 wins. His winning productions: “Presidential Suite” (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album); “Spoken at Midnight” (Best Instrumental Composition), all by Ted Nash; “Cuba: The Conversation Continues” (Best Latin Jazz Album); “The Offense of the Drum” (Best Latin Jazz Album); and “The Afro Latin Jazz Suite” (Best Instrumental Composition), all by Arturo O’Farrill. Sehgal is a composer, librettist, and musician who wrote an opera on the European financial crisis. He co-founded an arts non-profit organization that merged with the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.

Sehgal is a US Navy veteran and reserve officer who served on active duty with special operations in the Middle East, and he received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. He served as a speechwriter on a presidential campaign and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Sehgal is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics. He is an Atlanta Braves fan.

 

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