E18S7: Get Paid for Who You Are Not for What You Do with Inequality Expert Ehsan Zaffar

Summary & Key takeaways

In the U.S., a remarkable respected civil rights attorney; professor; inequality expert started his journey in difficult circumstances, escaping the horrors of war and international sanctions; being buried in quicksand and facing layoffs as well as rejection from grad school.  This is the story of Ehsan Zaffar.

In Episode 18 of Season 7, Ehsan shares how he grew up in poverty as a refugee in the U.S. That didn’t stop him from becoming a lawyer; a civil rights advocate and inequality thought leader; a civil servant for the Federal government; and a professor.

Take a listen to Ehsan Zaffar’s incredible and humbling life story.   He will soon be joining the faculty and starting a Center on Inequality at Arizona State University.

Also and very importantly, another fellow podcaster. Ehsan podcast is called Unfair Nation– Ehsan’s podcast on power, inequality and civil justice (take a listen on  Apple Podcasts).

Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.

**Episode recorded on November 13th, 2020


Key Links:

Arizona Center on Inequality

Ehsan Podcast Unfair Nation

Ehsan’s wiki 



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