MS. Sarah Chayes, "Corruption and Its Impact"

  • 09 Apr 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL
  • 140


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Sarah Chayes, a leading author on global corruption, previously served the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; the Peace Corps in Morocco; reported on Europe and North Africa for National Public Radio; and received awards for reporting on the Kosovo war. She also served in 2010 as special advisor on strategic US policy on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Arab Spring, to Adm. Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She holds the BA and MA in History from Harvard University and was awarded the Radcliffe College History Prize. She speaks Pashto, French, and Arabic.
     At Carnegie, Chayes launched a corruption and security initiative, which analyzed the structure of kleptocratic governments around the world, the other risk factors with which public corruption is interacting in specific countries, the likelihood of a significant security event resulting, and potential approaches available to different local and international actors.
     Chayes is the author of a Comprehensive Action Plan for Afghanistan (2009); The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban (2006) and Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security (2014). She frequently analyzes world affairs on television programs and in leading national magazines. 

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