The Monterey Institute of International Studies is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps with free sessions and a lecture by Paul Theroux (Malawi 1963-65).

The Theroux lecture is $20 for the public and $10 for MIIS students. The proceeds will benefit the institute’s Peace Corps Scholarship Fund.

The celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the McCone Building, 499 Pierce St. in Monterey. Theroux will speak on “The Humility of Travel” at 4:30 p.m.

Information: Contact Barbara Burke at 831-647-3513 or email to:

Tickets for the Theroux lecture and reception may be purchased online at

  Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 8, 2011

10:00AM - 11:30AM Screening of “American Idealist:  the Story of Sargent Shriver”

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

1:00PM - 1:45PM       Introduction/Welcome Session, highlighting MIIS connections to the

                                    Peace Corps w/faculty and staff RPCV stories

  • Sunder Ramaswamy
  • Congressman Sam Farr
  • Peter Grothe

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

                                    Moderator:  Phil Morgan

  • Howard Anderson
  • David Elliott
  • Larry Horan

 2:45PM - 3:00PM       Break

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

                                    Moderator:  Eric Goldman

  • Peter Laugharn
  • Maureen Orth
  • Priscilla Wrubel

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

 4:30PM - 5:30PM       Paul Theroux Keynote Address