Archive - March 22, 2013

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James F. Fisher's (Nepal 1962-64) At Home in the World:Globalization and the Peace Corps in Nepal
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Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet (Western Samoa 1981-83)To Be Panelist at U of Colorado Conference on World Affairs

James F. Fisher's (Nepal 1962-64) At Home in the World:Globalization and the Peace Corps in Nepal

At Home in the World: Globalization and the Peace Corps in Nepal by James F. Fisher (Nepal 1962-64) 2013, 218 pp., 21 b & w illustrations, endnotes, bibliography, index, 22 x 14 cm., softcover. $25.00 Reviewed by Don Messerschmidt (Nepal 1963-65) Looking back at the Peace Corps of a half century ago seems to have caught on recently, detailing and analyzing some of the earliest PCV experiences worldwide, if the number of recent books on the subject is any indication. Jim Fisher’s book, ‘At Home in the World: Globalization and the Peace Corps in Nepal,’ joins such other accounts as Geraldine Kennedy’s ‘The Liberia One Storybook: The First Peace Corps Volunteers to Liberia Tell Their Stories‘; George Gurney’s ‘Guatemala One: A Journal of the First Peace Corps Project‘; Julian Weldon Martin’s ‘Imagonna: Peace Corps Memories‘ (from Nigeria in the early 1960s), and others. The Preface to Fisher’s book about Nepal-1 . . .

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Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet (Western Samoa 1981-83)To Be Panelist at U of Colorado Conference on World Affairs

  The University of Colorado at Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs returns this spring,–April 5-9–offering nearly 200 events, all of which are free and open to the public. This is CU’s 62nd Annual Conference on World Affairs. A panelist for this week-long event will be Carrie Hessler-Radelet (Western Samoa 1981-83) Acting Director of the Peace Corps. Other Notable guests will be Carrie’s husband Steve Radelet (Western Samoa (1981-83 ). Besides doing the dishes and taking out the trash at home, Steve Radelet is a distinguished professor at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he specializes in economic growth of developing countries, poverty reduction, foreign aid, debt, and trade. He also serves as an economic advisor to the president of Liberia and the president of Malawi. He is an RPCV author or coauthor of several books and dozens of academic articles, including Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries are Leading the . . .

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