Charles Francis Adams Lecture: Sarah Chayes

Wednesday February 11, 2015
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Private Event


Sarah Chayes

"Corruption: The Unrecognized Global Security Threat"


The Chase Center
10 Winthrop Street
Medford, MA 02155

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CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS LECTURE Sarah Chayes “Corruption: The Unrecognized Global Security Threat” February 11, 2015 at 12:30 PM | Luncheon-Lecture at Chase Center

After a decade on the ground in Afghanistan, service to two military commanders and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Sarah Chayes landed at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she works on the security implications of severe corruption. A former reporter, she covered the fall of the Taliban for National Public Radio. But she was convinced of the importance of the historic juncture, and decided to leave journalism and remain in Afghanistan to contribute to the reconstruction of the country. She launched a manufacturing cooperative in the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, which produces quality natural skin-care products for export. ( She has now expanded her research to other crisis zones, including Arab Spring countries, Central Asia, and Nigeria, and has launched a corruption and security initiative at Carnegie. She has just published Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security. She is also the author of The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan after the Taliban and is a contributing writer for the Los Angeles Times and Defense One. Her articles have appeared in the Washington Post, and Foreign Policy, and in the January 2015 edition of The New Yorker among other publications. A full bio may be found at

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