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Courtesy Central Asia Institute
Date of Birth: December 27, 1957
Place of Birth: St. Cloud, Minn.
Author of the popular book Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time, Greg Mortenson has been instrumental in furthering the cause of education, particularly for girls, in unstable areas of Pakistan. In so doing, Mortenson has also become an unofficial adviser to U.S. officials seeking a way forward in Pakistan and Afghanistan.