"Six Degrees of Education" - Changing Careers and More.
Ignatius Chithelen, fund manager, start up adviser and former journalist, and Gary Shapiro, former Skadden Arps lawyer and current journalist will chat about changing careers.
WHEN: Monday September 26, 2016; 6 pm to 8 pm.
WHERE: Throckmorton Fine Arts, 145 East 57 Street near Lexington Ave; 3rd floor.
In his book "Six Degrees of Education" Ignatius Chithelen describes moving from teaching in school and college and the Economic & Political Weekly in Mumbai to working at Forbes and Sogen Funds in New York (now part of First Eagle funds, managing over $97 billion.) He is also adviser to start ups including Silley Circuits, New York's business network.
Gary Shapiro moved from being a lawyer at Skadden Arps to a reporter at The Sun and is now a writer for Columbia University publications.
Ignatius and Gary will informally chat about changing careers. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Ignatius' degrees include philosophy, politics and economics from India and journalism from Columbia University. Gary is a BA from Harvard, a JD from Columbia and studied at Cambridge University.
"Six Degrees of Education" will be on sale and Ignatius will sign copies; along with Visakh Menon, the book’s designer.
An extract, on Indians and bamboo ceiling at top U.S. colleges, in India Today's online magazine, was shared by over 4,400 readers before the site stopped displaying such data:
Half the net proceeds from sales of "Six Degrees" will go to SAJA's scholarship fund.
Any questions? Please reach out to SAJA senior advisor Sovy Azhath - email@example.com
Time Inc. Mixer and Panel Discussion: Election 2016
Truth, Trust, and the Role of the Press in American Politics
Is the media fairly covering the Clinton and Trump campaigns? How should news organizations handle extremist views?
Join us as we team up with Time Inc./A3 Asian American Association of Time Inc. and AAJA-NY with a panel discussion on the 2016 Presidential Election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The panelists will include journalists who will talk about their experiences while covering the candidates on their campaign trail. The panel will also be open to the audience for questions and healthy discussions on how the media is currently covering this crucial election.
The event will take place at Time Inc.’s new headquarters in downtown Manhattan.
Come before the panel and join us for an open bar (wine & beer) and appetizers media mixer on the Time Inc. patio which has a great sunset view of the Hudson River.
Also, Time Inc. human resources representatives and hiring managers will be present at the networking mixer.
$20 for SAJA Members/$35 for Non-Members
6pm-7:15pm- Open bar (wine & beer) media mixer on the patio
7:30pm-9pm - Panel Discussion
Location: Time Inc. Headquarters
225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281
Our confirmed speakers are below. We plan to add more to the panel in the coming weeks.
Xuan Thai - NBC News Political Producer
Xuan Thai is a producer for NBC News out of the Miami Bureau, covering stories in the Southeastern United States and Latin America. Prior to her move to Miami, she was a producer for MSNBC's The Last Word w/ Lawrence O'Donnell and The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd.
She was also a producer for CNN's congressional unit, responsible for covering the activities of both the U.S. House and Senate, as well as a CNN White House producer, where she reported on the last years of George W. Bush administration and the first term of the Obama administration. She helped launch CNN's Political Ticker, the most read political blog in the world. She also worked for CNBC covering the 2004 presidential election, the distressed airline industry, and the looming housing crisis. Before pursuing a career in journalism, she was a federal litigator, representing U.S. interests in federal court.
Sharaf Mowjood - Huffington Post Senior Political Video Producer
Sharaf Mowjood is a senior producer for political video at the Huffington Post. His work covers editorial videos for politics and all digital verticals at the Huffington Post, ranging from breaking news coverage to long form videos.
Before the Huffington Post Mowjood was a field producer at NBC News. He was on the campaign trail covering Donald Trump's Presidential run for Nightly News with Lester Holt, TODAY, MSNBC and nbcnews.com
Mowjood is also a former SAJA President and current board member.
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