Awarding winning journalist and author, Sarah Chayes, is visiting George Mason High School Tuesday afternoon to share her experience in the Middle East with students. Her insight into previous Taliban strongholds and the Afghan war during the past nine years will be highlighted. The lecture will be held after school Tuesday, April 17 at 3:05 in the TLC.
She is the author of The Punishment of Virtue, Inside Afghanistan after the Taliban and a former reporter for the National Public Radio (NPR). In 1980 Sarah graduated from Phillips Academy and later Harvard in 1984 with a degree in history. She later served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco after she decided to return to Harvard and get her master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies and history.
She has lived in Kandahar, Afghanistan since 2002, helping to improve life and organize Agrhand Cooperative, a 100 % natural skin care and soap product made by the people of Kandahar.
Attending her lecture will be a great opportunity for students to learn about the Middle East from a first-hand resident. It will be especially captivating because the Chayes brings a unique perspective due to her background living in the United States coupled with her current work in such a troubled area of the world.
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