When: March 2, 2010
From: 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Title: Economic Development in Afghanistan:
How can we use it to promote peace?
Presenter: Andrew “Drew” Tulchin of Social Enterprise Associates
Price: $26/CIR Members; $32/Non-members and Guests
Reservation Deadline: Noon on Friday, February 26
Andrew ‘Drew’ Tulchin is Managing Partner of Social Enterprise Associates, New Mexico’s only registered B Corporation, which seeks to leverage the power of the marketplace to ‘do well by doing good’ and make new ideas reality.
Drew’s professional experience spans many sectors and consulting in more than 30 countries. Last year’s visits included Afghanistan, Haiti, Mexico and Mozambique. Current clients include SEEP Network, Environmental Defense Fund, USAID for AED’s ARIES project, the German GTZ, Organic Exchange and Historic Fort Apache on the White Mountain Apache Indian Tribe (Arizona). Drew has extensive experience in new ventures. He has launched 15 entities and more than fifty business plans.
Drew completed his MBA at University of Washington and his BA, Cum Laude from Washington University. His studies included a year abroad at Sussex University, UK. He began his career as a VISTA volunteer providing Red Cross post-disaster experience after Los Angeles’ earthquake.
The Places in Between by Rory Stewart, a travel narrative about a solo walk across North-Central Afghanistan.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, a novel set against a backdrop of events in Afghanistan, from the fall of the monarchy in Afghanistan through the Soviet invasion, the mass exodus of refugees and the rise of the Taliban regime.
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin, a description of the author’s transition from a mountain-climber to a humanitarian committed to reducing poverty and educating girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan.