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Pepperdine University Libraries Presents Three Cups of Tea Author Greg Mortenson
The Pepperdine University Libraries and Malibu's "One Book, One City," will present a lecture by Greg Mortenson, Nobel-prize nominee and co-author of Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace, One School at a Time, at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1, at Smothers Theatre. Roger Cossack, distinguished practitioner in residence at the Pepperdine School of Law, will moderate the event.
"The Pepperdine Libraries are honored to host world-renowned author and Nobel-prize nominee Greg Mortenson through collaboration with One Book, One City," says Mark Roosa, dean of libraries at Pepperdine. "We look forward to engaging our entire community in their discovery of, and discussion about, the timely issues explored in Three Cups of Tea."
Three Cups of Tea portrays a story about how some failures lead to unanticipated success. Mortenson's mountain-top experience unfolds into a compassionate journey of commitment and hope, which changes the lives of hundreds of children by giving them access to education.
Mortenson's work in both Pakistan and Afghanistan spawned the founding of the organizations Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace. Both organizations and their members continue to fight Islamic extremism through efforts to alleviate poverty and improve access to education, particularly among girls in these regions. Mortenson continues to raise awareness and funding through speaking engagements throughout the United States.
Mortenson's book, Three Cups of Tea, along with the youth and children's version, Listen to the Wind, will be read by Malibu community members of all ages during Malibu's One Book, One City month, April 20 to May 30.
Tickets to the lecture are available at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (310) 506-4522. For more information about One Book, One City month, visit www.1b1c-bu.com or call Amy Hunter at (310) 506-6785.