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Big Arts Talking Points: Myth and the Natural World

February 3, 2022

In this unusual talk, Sarah ventures onto new ground.  Rejecting the current tendency to pit myth and science against each other, as opposites, she explores the fertile crossroads where the two ways of knowing intersect."

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Excerpt: The Midas Disease is about converting everything of value -- material value or immaterial value -- our most precious relationships, into ones and zeros...

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February 14, 2022

St. Petersburg Council on World Affairs

Watch Sarah's keynote address at The St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, a cooperative venture of a group of civic-minded residents and community supporters. 

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August 9, 2020

With Nancy MacLean (author of Democracy in Chains) 

Bringing to bear all of her knowledge, grasp, sense of history and observation, Sarah Chayes shows how the United States is showing signs similar to some of the most corrupt countries in the world. 

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May 21, 2018

Cape Ann Forum: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

Sarah Chayes speaks on corruption and how it threatens global security.

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August 8, 2017

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
 

Chayes moderated a lively discussion, including a Nigerian activist and Dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, Dean Steve Coll.

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October 7, 2021

World Denver: The Peril of Neglecting Democracy and the Rule of Law

Sarah Chayes has uncovered the unrecognized reality that severe and structured corruption often prompts international crises -- including violent religious insurgency.

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August 9, 2020

Bristol Festival of Ideas

In (virtual) conversation with Andrew Kelly

Sarah Chayes has uncovered the unrecognized reality that severe and structured corruption often prompts international crises -- including violent religious insurgency.

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August 28, 2018

Encuentro Nacional Anticorrupcion

Keynote speech (in English) on systemic corruption in Central America -- and beyond -- begins at about 20 minutes into the video

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November 12, 2015

TEDx: Government Corruption Fuels Extremism

 

Chayes makes the case that behind many of the security crises gripping the globe lies a crisis of corruption.

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August 25, 2020

Sarah Chayes: On Corruption in America

Chayes shows how corrupt systems are organized, how they enforce the rules so their crimes are rarely punished, how they are overlooked and downplayed—shrugged off with a roll of the eyes—by the richer and better educated, and how they shape our government, affecting all levels of society.

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March 9, 2018

Yale University Coca Cola World Fund Lecture:
 

Sarah presents on the topic of  how corruption breeds extremism in this talk: "Government in the Public Interest -- Under Assault?"

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January 2, 2017

Integrity 20 Symposium
Brisbane

Keynote speech explaining the causal relationship between systemic corruption and violent  extremism and other crises.