Wednesday, January 27, 2016
TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q & A
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
After a decade on the ground in Afghanistan and service to two military commanders and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Sarah Chayes landed at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she now works on the security implications of severe corruption. She arrived in Afghanistan as a reporter, to cover the fall of the Taliban for NPR, and then left journalism to remain there, to contribute to the country’s reconstruction. She launched a manufacturing cooperative that produces skin-care products for export as an example of alternatives to the opium economy. She has now expanded her research to other crisis zones, including Arab Spring countries and Nigeria.
Chayes is the author of a new book, Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, which she will discuss, and of Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan after the Taliban. She is a contributing writer for the Los Angeles Times and numerous other publications. The book will be available for signing and purchase.