Adam Pearlman

Age: 30
Home Town: Morganville, New Jersey
Education: BA in Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University
Specific Field Interests: Social Enterprise, Sustainable Development, Good Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility
Placement: Shubham Housing Development Finance Company, New Delhi
Area of Focus: Affordable housing

Highlights: Adam grew up in New Jersey and attended the Pennsylvania State University where he received his BA in Philosophy. After graduation he tapped his entrepreneurial spirit and launched a chain of successful restaurants at Universities throughout Midwestern America. After five years of owning and operating restaurants, he decided to sell his businesses and join the U.S. Peace Corps to follow his passions for international development and traveling abroad. As part of the Peace Corps Small Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Development Program, Adam successfully secured several hundred thousand USD in grants and loans for the various organizations. Adam spent the first half of his two year service working with the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and had the opportunity to work on a UNDP initiative aimed at environmental conservation and community economic development. During the second year of his service, Adam worked at Elephant Energy Trust, which makes quality solar products accessible to rural villages throughout Namibia.

Pop It Like Its Chaat

Prior to the AIF Clinton Fellowship I had spent two years in Namibia as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I lost about 25lbs that I did not have to spare, and

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Momos, Swasitkas and the Dalai Lama

During my first month in India I had the opportunity to see His Holiness the Dalai Lama speak about peace in a talk entitled “One World, One Vision, One Future”.

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Krishnamurti and APV

A few years ago I was lost in the philosophy section of a library in America and I stumbled upon a book by Jiddu Krishnamurti called The Awakening of Intelligence.

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