New York Times Best Selling Author Greg Mortenson to Speak at Xavier September 29

| August 4, 2010

Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School At A Time, will speak at the Cintas Center on the Xavier University campus on Wednesday, September 29 at 7:00 P.M.

There is no charge for the event, however, tickets are required. Free tickets can be obtained at the Cintas Center Box Office from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., weekdays. Ticket information is also available at

Mortenson is the co-founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Central Asia Institute. Since a 1993 climb on Pakistan’s K2, he has dedicated his life to promote community-based education and literacy programs, especially for girls, in the remote mountain regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mortenson is also founder of Pennies For Peace and is the author of the new bestseller Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Mortenson’s appearance is sponsored by Xavier University’s Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice, Human Foundations Institute, Inc., and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.