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Talk | The 21st Century Gilded Age: A Global Trend

September 10, 2017

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Cultural and technological trends have fueled corruption — and some explosive reactions to it.

Join us for an exclusive talk by Sarah Chayes, an internationally recognized expert on corruption, who will chart these trends from countries as diverse as Russia, Nigeria and the U.S.

What: Public talk on “The 21st Century Gilded Age – A Global Trend”
When: Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kane Hall,  Room 110

This event is free and open to the public.

About the speaker

Sarah Chayes Photo Credit: Kaveh Sardari

Sarah Chayes
Photo Credit: Kaveh Sardari

Sarah Chayes is a senior fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Democracy and Rule of Law program. Prior, she served as special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen and as special adviser to two commanders of the international troops in Afghanistan.

As a journalist for National Public Radio she covered hot spots around the world, including the fall of the Taliban and the Kosovo crisis. She is a frequent contributor to Foreign Policy Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic and the Washington Post, among other outlets. Along with Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Chayes is the author of The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban.

This event is sponsored by The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global Studies and  The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at UW.

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