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Book Talk - The Snow Leopard Project and Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation, with Alex Dehgan

21feb6:00 pm7:30 pmBook Talk - The Snow Leopard Project and Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation, with Alex Dehgan

Location

Fuqua School of Business - HCA Auditorium

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time

Event Details

A story about creating Afghanistan’s first national park and the startup to make it happen.

Featuring Alex Dehgan, T’91
Followed by a reception in Fuqua’s Kirby Reading Room. Please, RSVP here.

The Snow Leopard Project

Postwar Afghanistan is fragile, volatile, and perilous. It is also a place of extraordinary beauty.  Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Alex Dehgan arrived in the country in 2006 to build the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Afghanistan Program, and preserve and protect Afghanistan’s unique and extraordinary environment, which had been decimated after decades of war.

This is a story of a warzone startup.  Dehgan, a Duke alumnus and former Chief Scientist at USAID, is Founder & CEO of Conservation X Labs and Chanler Innovator in Residence at Duke University.  He will discuss lessons for entrepreneurship and innovation from this effort, while showing spectacular imagery from Afghanistan that never crosses our televisions or computers.

The talk will be followed by a book signing and reception in Fuqua’s Kirby Reading Room.  Read more about the book, The Snow Leopard Project and Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation.

Presented by the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, in collaboration with American Grand Strategy at Duke; Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship; Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment; Duke Center for International Development; Duke Global Health Innovation Center; Duke Office of Global Affairs; Nicholas School of the Environment.

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