4th-year named Carnegie Junior Fellow

Gaurav Kalwani to work alongside scholars in prestigious Carnegie Endowment program

Gaurav Kalwani had long known he wanted a career in public service but was unsure of which path to follow. While at the University of Chicago, the fourth-year in the College learned from hands-on experience that working toward nuclear nonproliferation in South Asia should be his ultimate goal.

“I wanted to go into a field where I felt the issue at hand was of critical importance, and where I felt I could make the biggest impact,” said Kalwani, who while at UChicago had internships in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Washington, D.C. “I was torn between nuclear weapons and climate change, but what ultimately tipped the scales for me was the temporality of the issue. Climate change might wipe out humanity in the next few hundred years, but nuclear weapons could wipe out humanity in less than 30 minutes.”

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