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Karim Pakravan
Dr. Karim Pakravan returned to academia as an Associate Professor of Finance (Visiting) at DePaul University after a 25-year career as a senior strategist in global financial markets. His last banking position was Senior Foreign Exchange Strategist at JPMorgan.

Prior to that, Dr. Pakravan managed the Country Risk management function at Bank One and its predecessor banks. He is a recognized specialist in leading-edge applied macroeconomic and financial research on currencies and emerging markets, country risk assessment and modeling in an enterprise-wide risk management context, as well as international financial architecture.

Dr. Parkravan has a doctorate in Economics from the University of Chicago and has a wide range of experience and interests in many aspects of both finance and economics.

Dr. Pakravan advises the Investment Committee of Advocacy Investing, a Chicago-based socially responsible investment fund, on macroeconomic and financial issues in his capacity as a member. He is also a member of the International Subcommittee of the Association of Merger & Acquisitions Advisors, and serves on the Board of the Social Entrepreneurship Association Association-Illinois Chapter.

Blog Entries by Karim Pakravan

Iran Sanctions: The Case for Humanitarian Waivers

(19) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 10:42 AM

The riots that have exploded in Tehran as the result of the collapse of the Iranian currency are a reminder of the suffering borne by ordinary Iranians from the crushing sanctions imposed on the country. However, we should not only ask if these sanctions are effective in achieving their stated...

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Netanyahu and the Iran War Option

(226) Comments | Posted March 4, 2012 | 8:45 AM

Ever since the early 1980s Israeli leaders have been warning the world, and the United States in particular, about the dangers of a nuclear Iran. Time and again successive Israeli leaders have traveled to Washington to raise the issue of the rising danger of Iran and the need for a...

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An Unholy Alliance

(64) Comments | Posted February 25, 2011 | 12:46 PM

Strange days! A few days ago, Congressman Poe (T-Texas) introduced House Resolution 60 calling for the Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) to be removed from the terrorist list by the State Department. At the same time, an unknown group calling itself the "Association of Iranian University Professors in Britain" took a full...

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Don't Let the Iranian Regime Get Away with Murder

(21) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 9:29 AM

Barring a last minute change of heart, Iranian negotiators will meet with the P5+1 on December 6th and 7th to discuss Iran's nuclear program. Most likely, the Iranian officials will arrive after having diligently studied the cache of WikiLeaks diplomatic cables, and prepared to argue that America and its allies...

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