Public Speaking

Sarah Chayes speaks about the conundrum facing West Virginians who don't want to vote for a Democrat who supports Big Pharma and the fossil fuel industry

Breaking the Wall of Corruption: 
Why Curbing Kleptocracy Is Essential to Global Security

Falling Walls Conference 
NOVEMBER 09, 2017 

The network model, or operating system model, of corruption creates a serious security risk because it risks driving citizens to violence and joining insurgent groups.

Cape Ann Forum - Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

Uploaded on May 21, 2018

El Salvador
Encuentro Nacional 
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August 28, 2018

Keynote speech by Sarah Chayes begins at about 20 minutes into the video


Integrity 20
Thieves of State: Why corruption threatens global security

Published on Jan 2, 2017

Keynote speech recorded at Griffith University's 2016 Integrity 20 conference, Wednesday 26 October - Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, South Bank Brisbane.

How Government Corruption is a Precursor to Extremism


Published on Nov 12, 2015

A former reporter, she covered the fall of the Taliban for NPR, then left journalism to remain in Kandahar in order to contribute to the reconstruction of the country, living there almost continuously since December 2001.  Deeply embedded in the life of the city and fluent in Pashtu, Chayes gained a unique perspective on the unfolding war


© 2018 by Sarah Chayes