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Author of ‘Three Cups of Tea’ to speak at Auburn University

AUBURN – Greg Mortenson, American humanitarian and author of “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time,” will present a lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Auburn Arena as a part of The Common Book Program, “Auburn Connects!” Tickets are free and the event is open to the public.

Mortenson is the founder of the Central Asia Institute, which is dedicated to promoting peace through the creation of schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. “Three Cups of Tea” tells the tale of how he found his passion for his work and his struggles to get his first school built.

“Mortenson believes in education and his project is a key component to creating peace through learning,” said Constance Relihan, senior associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and chair of the Common Book committee. “At the university and throughout the Auburn community, people can relate to this. He provides encouragement especially for students.”

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