Archive - April 30, 2010

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When Will the Peace Corps Get A Deputy Director?
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April Books By RPCVs

When Will the Peace Corps Get A Deputy Director?

Carrie Hessler Radelet has yet to be confirmed by the full Senate as Deputy Director of the Peace Corps and as a good friend who knows the workings in Washington puts it, “the Peace Corps isn’t doing ‘jack’ about it. ” What gives? Obama will be done with his first term before Carrie Radelet is sworn in as the Peace Corps Deputy Director. Any Third World country in the world could do better than this! Right now Carrie is the the Director of the Washington, DC office of John Snow, Inc. (JSI) and JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc, a global public health organization. She has worked in the field of public health for the past two decades, specializing in HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health. Before that, she was a Johns Hopkins Fellow with USAID in Indonesia and assisted the Indonesian government to develop its first national AIDS strategy. She is also on the . . .

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April Books By RPCVs

Powering the Future: A Scientist’s Guide to Energy Independence by Daniel B. Botkin (Philippines 1962–63) Pearson FT Press $25.99 280 pages April 2010 • Faith, Interrupted: A Spiritual Journey by  Eric Lax (Micronesia 1966-68) Alfred A. Knopf $26.00 288 pages April 2010 • South of the Frontera: A Peace Corps Memoir by Lawrence F. Lihosit (Honduras, 1975-77) iUniverse $22.95 313 pages March 2010 • Green Pearl Odyssey by Reilly Ridgell (Micronesia 1971-73) Blue Ocean Press $16.95 468 pages February 2010 • Last Train From Cuernavaca by Lucia St. Clair Robson (Venezuela 1964–66) Forge $25.99 349 pages April 2010 Click on the book cover or the bold book title to order from Amazon and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance.

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