Join the College of Charleston Class of 2014 as Greg Mortensen discusses
Three Cups of Tea- The College Reads! 2010 book selection on November 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm at the Carolina First Arena. It will be a free event but tickets will be distributed. Ticket information will be released this fall.
Greg Mortenson is co-founder of the nonprofit Central Asia Institute
(www.ikat.org), and of Pennies For Peace (www.penniesforpeace.org).
Three Cups of Tea, which he co-wrote with David Oliver Relin, has sold
over 3.6 million copies, been published in 41 countries, and has
remained a New York Times bestseller for over three years since its 2007
As of 2010, Mortenson has established over 131 schools in rural and
often volatile regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, which provide
education to over 58,000 children, including 48,000 girls, where few
education opportunities existed before. In 2009, Mortenson received
Pakistan’s highest civil award, Sitara-e-Pakistan (“Star of Pakistan”),
for his humanitarian effort to promote girls education in rural areas
for fifteen years.
Mr. Mortenson will reinforce the links between individual action and
community involvement that we endeavor to make for our students in
classroom instruction settings as well as during experiential learning
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