Conor Grennan, author of Otterbein University's 2013 Common Book, Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal, will visit the Westerville campus Oct. 1 through 3, to discuss his book and attend events related to the book and its theme.

Conor Grennan, author of Otterbein University's 2013 Common Book, Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal, will visit the Westerville campus Oct. 1 through 3, to discuss his book and attend events related to the book and its theme.

Grennan will speak at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. He will sign books after the program. The Department of Theatre and Dance will present scenes from Little Princes at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Campus Center Theatre, 100 W. Home St., and the Friends of the Courtright Memorial Library will host a small book signing and a lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 3.

Grennan spent eight years at the EastWest Institute (EWI), both in Prague and the EU office in Brussels. During that time, he developed a variety of projects focusing on issues such as peace and reconciliation in the Balkans and harmonizing anti-trafficking policy. In 2001, he was made deputy director of EWI's Security and Good Governance program and served as the adviser on EU Affairs to EWI's Worldwide Security Program.

He left EWI in 2004 on an around the world trip, during which he volunteered in the Little Princes Children's Home in Nepal. When Grennan learned that the children in the home were not orphans, but were in fact trafficked, he moved to Kathmandu, Nepal, and started Next Generation Nepal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families. Little Princes, a memoir chronicling his experiences, has been translated into 12 languages and is a New York Times bestseller.

This is the 19th year of Otterbein's Common Book program. For more information, call 614-823-3202.