Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration: Schedule of Events

Congressman Sam Farr at an event for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers hosted by the Monterey Institute in May, 2011.

The Monterey Institute and the Peace Corps: Celebrating 50 Years of Global Engagement

Join us for a day of celebration on October 8, 2011!

Schedule of Events

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM  Screening of "American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver"

12:00 PM -   1:00 PM Registration Opens/Peace Corps Photo Displays

1:00  PM -    1:45 PM Introduction/Welcome Session, highlighting MIIS connections to the Peace Corps w/faculty and staff RPCV stories

Featuring;

Sunder Ramaswamy, Monterey Institute President

Sam Farr, Congressman, California 17th district, RPCV Colombia 1964-1966

Peter Grothe, Monterey Institute Professor

1:45 PM -     2:45 PM  Panel Discussion #1: Peace Corps Trailblazers from the Early Years

Moderator:

Philip Morgan, Professor Emeritus and RPCV Nyasaland (Malawi) 1963-1966

Panelists:

David Elliott Managing Partner Heidrick and Struggles, - Peace Corps Country Director India, Nigeria, Sierra Leone 1966-69, RPCV Poland 1991-93

Howard Anderson Chief of the Field Assistance Division in Overseas Program and Training Support at the Peace Corps, - RPCV Gabon 1974-77, Peace Corps Country Director Zaire, Swaziland, Mali and Jamaica.

Laurence P. Horan, attorney, - Peace Corps Country Director El Salvador, Costa Rica, Colombia 1964-67, Regional Director for the Western U.S. for the "War on Poverty" 1967-69

2:45 PM -     3:00 PM  Break

3:00 PM -     4:00 PM  Panel Discussion #2: Peace Corps and its Impact on Careers

Moderator:

Eric Goldman, Director Office of Diversity and National Outreach, and the Master’s International program at the Peace Corps

Panelists:

Peter Laugharn Executive Director of the Santa Cruz-based Firelight Foundation, - RPCV Morocco 1982-84

Maureen Orth, award-winning journalist and Vanity Fair special correspondant, - RPCV Colombia 1964-66

Priscilla Wrubel, Founder the Nature Company, - RPCV Liberia 1963-64

4:00 PM -     4:30 PM  Transition Break with Coffee and Music

4:30 PM -     5:30 PM  Paul Theroux Keynote Address "The Humility of Travel"

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5:30 PM -     7:00 PM Reception/Bazaar