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Former Senior Fellow in Carnegie's Democracy and Rule of Law Program & Author of "Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security"

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 Sarah Chayes Biography

Sarah Chayes, previously a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance program, is the author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security. She is internationally recognized for her innovative thinking on corruption and its implications. Her work explores how severe corruption can help prompt such crises as terrorism, revolutions and their violent aftermaths, and environmental degradation.

Before joining Carnegie, Chayes served as special assistant to the top U.S. military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen. She focused on governance issues, participating in cabinet-level decision-making on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Arab Spring, and traveling with Mullen frequently to these regions. Chayes was tapped for the job after her work as special adviser to two commanders of the international troops in Afghanistan (ISAF), at the end of a decade on the ground there.

It was a sense of historic opportunity that prompted Chayes to end her journalism career in early 2002, after covering the fall of the Taliban for NPR, and to remain in Afghanistan to help rebuild the country. She chose to settle in the former Taliban heartland, Kandahar.

In 2005, Chayes founded Arghand, a start-up manufacturing cooperative, where men and women working together produce fine skin-care products. The goal was to revive the region’s historic role in exporting fruit and its derivatives, to promote sustainable development, and expand alternatives to the opium economy. Running Arghand in downtown Kandahar proved to an instructive vantage point for observing the unfolding war.

From 1996 to 2001, Chayes was NPR’s Paris correspondent. For her work during the Kosovo crisis, she shared the 1999 Foreign Press Club and Sigma Delta Chi awards.

Along with Thieves of State, which won the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Chayes is the author of The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban.

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Sarah Chayes

Former Senior Fellow in Carnegie's Democracy and Rule of Law Program & Author of "Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security"

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Sarah Chayes Biography

Sarah Chayes, previously a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance program, is the author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security. She is internationally recognized for her innovative thinking on corruption and its implications. Her work explores how severe corruption can help prompt such crises as terrorism, revolutions and their violent aftermaths, and environmental degradation.

Before joining Carnegie, Chayes served as special assistant to the top U.S. military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen. She focused on governance issues, participating in cabinet-level decision-making on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Arab Spring, and traveling with Mullen frequently to these regions. Chayes was tapped for the job after her work as special adviser to two commanders of the international troops in Afghanistan (ISAF), at the end of a decade on the ground there.

It was a sense of historic opportunity that prompted Chayes to end her journalism career in early 2002, after covering the fall of the Taliban for NPR, and to remain in Afghanistan to help rebuild the country. She chose to settle in the former Taliban heartland, Kandahar.

In 2005, Chayes founded Arghand, a start-up manufacturing cooperative, where men and women working together produce fine skin-care products. The goal was to revive the region’s historic role in exporting fruit and its derivatives, to promote sustainable development, and expand alternatives to the opium economy. Running Arghand in downtown Kandahar proved to an instructive vantage point for observing the unfolding war.

From 1996 to 2001, Chayes was NPR’s Paris correspondent. For her work during the Kosovo crisis, she shared the 1999 Foreign Press Club and Sigma Delta Chi awards.

Along with Thieves of State, which won the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Chayes is the author of The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban.

Sarah Chayes Videos

  • Sarah Chayes
    Breaking the Wall of Corruption Corruption is often thought of as a collection of individual venalities: a politician with a weakness for Rolex ...
  • Sarah Chayes: How the U.S. Enables Corruption in Afghanistan
    Sarah Chayes, senior associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says she is no longer working on issues in Afghanistan ...

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  • How to book Sarah Chayes?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sarah Chayes for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sarah Chayes, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sarah Chayes or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sarah Chayes?

    Booking fees for Sarah Chayes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sarah Chayes, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sarah Chayes?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sarah Chayes for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sarah Chayes for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sarah Chayes or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sarah Chayes or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sarah Chayes is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Sarah Chayes for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Sarah Chayes generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michele Rigby Assad, Frederic Wehrey, Malcolm Nance, Matthew Olsen and Stephen Tankel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sarah Chayes for an upcoming event.

Sarah Chayes Speaker Videos

  • Sarah Chayes
    Breaking the Wall of Corruption Corruption is often thought of as a collection of individual venalities: a politician with a weakness for Rolex ...
    Sarah Chayes: How the U.S. Enables Corruption in Afghanistan
    Sarah Chayes, senior associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says she is no longer working on issues in Afghanistan ...

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