Sarah Chayes has spent her career examining how corruption can lead to terrorism, revolutions, environmental degradation and more.
A senior fellow in the Democracy and Rule of Law program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the author of a recently published book entitled “Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security,” Chayes delivered the annual Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture in Luce Hall Tuesday afternoon. In the lecture, she discussed her personal experiences researching and seeing corruption first-hand, arguing that it is incredibly dangerous because exposure to corruption can push people toward joining terrorist organizations and partaking in other activities that negatively affect society. The Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture is sponsored by Yale’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. (view lecture video)