Thieves of State

thieves of stateAward-winning journalist and author Sarah Chayes will present “Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security” on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Chayes is a senior associate the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where her work focuses on the security implications of acute corruption. From 1996 to 2001, Chayes was a correspondent for National Public Radio. She covered the Kosovo crisis and the fall of the Taliban, among other stories. Chayes went to serve as a special advisor to two commanders of the international troops in Afghanistan (ISAF). She later served as special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen on issues related to Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Arab Spring. Chayes is the author of The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban. Her most recent book is Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security (W.W. Norton & Co., 2015).  Her talk is sponsored by the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics, in collaboration with the Islamic Civilization and Societies program.

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