Susan Froetschel joined the YaleGlobal staff in 2005. She has written articles and opinion essays for numerous magazines and newspapers. She studied journalism at Pennsylvania State University, and her master’s degree in public administration is from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Froetschel is the author of five mystery novels about families who question public policies that most take for granted. The most recent novels, Fear of Beauty and Allure of Deceit, are set in rural Afghanistan.