Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration: Schedule of Events

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

The 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


Sunder Ramaswamy, the Institute President

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

Peter Grothe, the Institute Professor

1:45 PM-2:45 PM  Panel Discussion #1: 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, 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


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


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