Archive - September 24, 2012

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Tony D'Souza (Ivory Coast 2000-02, Madagascar 2002-03) on Sarasota, Writing and White-Collar Crime.
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Carrie Hessler-Radelet (Western Samoa 1981-83) Takes Over The Peace Corps As Acting Director

Tony D'Souza (Ivory Coast 2000-02, Madagascar 2002-03) on Sarasota, Writing and White-Collar Crime.

[ Tony D’Souza  (Ivory Coast 2000-02, Madagascar 2002-03) talks about “Eyes Wide Shut,” his piece on the Nadel Ponzi scheme in the September issue of the Sarasota Magazine. You can read his article on Nadel’s Ponzi scheme in Longform.org alongside articles in The New Yorker, New York Times, and New York Review of Books. Longform.org was picked as one of the best websites of 2012 by Time.] http://longform.org/ An interview by Megan McDonald on the Sarasota Magazine blog: When we first met Tony D’Souza,  38, back in 2005, he was waiting tables at the old Metro Café on Osprey Avenue and about to publish his first novel, Whiteman, based on his experience with the Peace Corps in Africa’s Cote d’Ivoire. Fast forward a few years and D’Souza has gone on to publish two more novels and written for the New Yorker, Playboy, Outside and Esquire, among others; he’s also been featured . . .

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Carrie Hessler-Radelet (Western Samoa 1981-83) Takes Over The Peace Corps As Acting Director

Coming home from Europe early on Friday morning, September 21, 2012, Carrie Hessler-Radelet went directly to the Peace Corps Office in lower Manhattan for an 8 a.m. meeting with the recruitment staff. Next, she had lunch and a series of afternoon meetings with New York RPCVs, then plunged into a number of weekend events with world dignitaries in the U.S. for the United Nations General Assembly. Next, Carrie grabbed a train to D.C. for her first day on the job as Acting Peace Corps Director. It is the start of a new era at PC/HQ. Hessler-Radelet brings a great personality, great skills, and significant international experience to her new role. She also comes from four generations of PCVs. And she is married to an RPCV. In fact, the day after Carrie and Steve Radelet were married, they flew to Peace Corps Training for Western Samoa. The Peace Corps has been . . .

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