“The Lit. Review Method for becoming a successful impact professional” by Dr. Christopher Zambakari

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Podcast: The Social Change Career Podcast
Episode: “The Lit. Review Method for becoming a successful impact professional” by Dr. Christopher Zambakari
Episode pub date: 2019-02-27

After spending 10 years in refugee camps in Central Africa, Christopher Zambakari and his family arrived to the U.S. No war or any other obstacle -like not getting a job immediately after graduation- stopped him to becoming a successful academic, practitioner and business owner with degrees in Law, MBA and a PhD. Learn about “The Lit Review Method” for changing the world and becoming a successful social change professional in Episode 2 of Season 4.

Episode 2 of Season 4 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Fellowship and the Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence at the Heller School for Social Policy at Brandeis University.

In this episode we discuss:

    • On how the Sudanese civil war, influenced Dr. Zambakari
    • Born in South Sudan (before partition) first he was IDP (internally displaced) to Central Africa Republic spent over a decade in refugee camps
    • On how Dr. Zambakari’s support system (two sisters and a mum) was key to propel his career forward
    • How the outside (was chaos, wars) but the household was stable and produced an environment that encouraged education
    • On being multi-lingual and his passion for Spanish and Spanish Literature
    • How has he integrated his career while making a living
    • Zambakari’s “why” and how we transformed his upbringing (in a conflict zone) and propelled him to a successful career
    • Differentiate between your talent and your calling
    • How he started a business in assisting living that allowed him to fund his non-profit ventures
    • How he plans on training the next generation of researchers FROM Africa
    • How to get in touch with the ZACF (as an intern, fellow)
    • How to publish your research at ZACF
    • Zambakari’s top skill for a social change professional to succeed
    • Journals or Blogs? What is best for a social change career?
    • Zambakari’s lesson’s for those that have to start their own business
    • Final words for life and career from Dr. Zambakari


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