Sarah Chayes – “The Dangers of Corruption, Abroad and at Home”

Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University, Director of the Yale Centers for Environmental Law and Policy, and Business and the Environment, Immediate past Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Plan

Sunday, January 2015, 2017 at the New Canaan Library

Co-sponsored by the United Nations Committee of New Canaan and New Canaan Library

In partnership with the UN Committee of New Canan we are delighted to welcome Sarah Chayes, Senior Fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program and author of thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security (2016), and Punishment of Virtue (2006). Her work explores how severe corruption can help prompt such crises as terrorism, revolutions and their violent aftermaths, and environmental degradation.

Before joining Carnegie, Ms. Chayes served as special assistant to Chairman of the Joint Cihefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen. She participated in cabinet-level decision making on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Arab Spring. After convering the fall of the Taliban for National Public Radio, Chayes left journalism in 2002 to settle in Khandahar, Afghanistan until she took a post advising commanders of the international military force in Kabul in 2009.