Book Event: "Six Degrees of Education" - Changing Careers and More.

  • Monday, September 26, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Throckmorton Fine Arts, 145 East 57 Street near Lexington Ave; 3rd floor.


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"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 -

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