Impact At Scale

The Beeck Center engages global leaders to drive social change at scale.

Ali Shahbaz

Biography:

Ali joined the Beeck Center in Fall 2017. He is a rising junior in Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics with a concentration in International Security, a minor in French, and a certificate in International Business Diplomacy. On-campus, Ali is a consultant for Georgetown Global Consulting, creating sustainable business models for small-to-medium scale firms across the globe; he is the Director of International Programming for Georgetown’s International Student Association; Hearing Officer for the Georgetown Honor Council; member of the Philodemic Society; and an active delegate on the travel team for Georgetown’s Model United Nations.

At the Beeck Center, Ali remains interested in exploring the intersection between innovation, scaling, and impact deliverables. He has worked on projects that include investigating frameworks and patterns for FinTech discourse cross-sectorally; investigating the role of Public-Private Partnerships in social impact investing; and facilitating conversations on data-sharing, trust and governance in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting.

When not working, Ali loves playing the piano, traveling, painting, and alpine skiing . He will be joining JP Morgan as a summer analyst in the Corporate and Investment Banking division.

Education: BSFS International Politics, International Security concentration; French minor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan and Genève, Switzerland

Favorite Quote: “Don’t you know yet? It is your light that illuminates the worlds.” – Rumi

What I’m Reading Now: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne; Disgrace by JM Coetzee; Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

https://twitter.com/aalishahbaz

Featured Blog Posts

Using Open Data to Rebuild Trust

Using Open Data to Rebuild Trust

April 19, 2018: Opening government data has the potential to build trust between citizens and the state while pushing for better public outcomes.

Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

March 15, 2018: With blockchain technology in its formative stage, developers and practitioners have an opportunity to set ground rules that will protect people and ensure an ethical approach to applications for social good.
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