Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary: Schedule

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

The Institute and the Peace Corps celebrate 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


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 

Highlights of MIIS connections to the Peace Corps w/faculty and staff RPCV stories


Sunder Ramaswamy, MIIS President
Sam Farr, Congressman, California 17th district, RPCV Colombia 1964-1966
Peter Grothe, MIIS Professor

1:45 PM-2:45 PM


Peace Corps Trailblazers from the Early Years


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


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

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


3:00 PM-4:00 PM


Peace Corps and Its Impact on Careers


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


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

Maureen Orth
Award-winning Journalist, and Vanity Fair special correspondent
RPCV Colombia 1964-66

Priscilla Wrubel
Founder the Nature Company
RPCV Liberia 1963-64

4:00 PM-4:30 PM

Transition Break

Coffee and Music

4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Keynote Address

The Humility of Travel

Paul Theroux

5:30 PM-7:00 PM