Archive - February 8, 2017

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Carrie Hessler-Radelet named President & CEO of Project Concern International
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Former Deputy Director in Ethiopia hears challenge to Trump’s travel ban

Carrie Hessler-Radelet named President & CEO of Project Concern International

  Former Peace Corps Director takes helm of International Development Organization   SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – February 07, 2017) – Carrie Hessler-Radelet was selected as the new President & CEO of Project Concern International (PCI) by its Board of Directors on February 3. Hessler-Radelet will lead PCI’s efforts working with families and communities in 16 countries to enhance health, end hunger, and overcome hardship. “Carrie is a recognized leader with decades of experience in global humanitarian affairs, and we are thrilled to have her expertise as PCI seeks to impact the lives of 20 million people annually by 2020,” said PCI Chair Dr. Robert S. Sullivan. “From leading the Peace Corps, to implementing maternal and child health programs in Asia with John Snow, Inc., to establishing Special Olympics programs in Africa, Carrie knows first-hand the difference that can be made when we partner with people and communities on the ground . . .

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Former Deputy Director in Ethiopia hears challenge to Trump’s travel ban

William Canby Jr. is one of three judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals who on Tuesday will hear oral arguments in the challenge to President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Canby’s colleagues are Michelle Friedland, who was appointed by Barack Obama, and Richard Clifton, who was appointed by George W. Bush. William Canby in 1962 joined the Peace Corps as an Associate Director after spending some time working in private practice. He would go on to becoming the deputy director for the Peace Corps for Ethiopia. After that, he became the director of the Peace Corps for Uganda for two years. He returned to the United States in the late ’60s to teach law at Arizona State University, but he returned to Ethiopia in 1999 to help achieve peace in the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea.    

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