Chris Thurlow
Student, School of International and Public Affairs

Chris Thurlow participated in the World Leaders Forum discussion, Leadership in the 21st Century with CNN White House Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux '91JRN, in March 2009.

Chris Thurlow is currently a second-year MPA student concentrating in international economic policy at the School of International and Public Affairs. Previously he served as director of administration for mainland China's only human rights organization, where he was responsible for communicating to the international media some of China's most serious rights violations. He has served as a director for several development projects in southern Africa, such projects encompassing the areas of refugee relief aid, postwar reconstruction and HIV/ AIDS education. He is also part owner and founder of Green Caravan, an organic cashew trading company based in Senegal that utilizes the principles of fair trade, international labor standards and business-based community development. He sits on the board of Ball for All, a girls' education and empowerment organization based in West Africa. He holds a BA in psychology from George Washington University.

Participated In

Leadership in the 21st Century: CNN White House Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux '91JRN Speaks with Columbia Student Leaders

Date: March 5, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Teatro, The Italian Academy
Description: Suzanne Malveaux, CNN White House correspondent, will join Columbia students for a discussion on leadership moderated by President Lee C. Bollinger.