Archive - February 4, 2021

1
Global Connections TV interview with Alana de Joseph: A Towering Task”
2
The Volunteer Who Was the Once and Future President of the U. S. — A Profile in Citizenship

The Volunteer Who Was the Once and Future President of the U. S. — A Profile in Citizenship

By Jeremiah Norris (Colombia 1963–65)  • In 1962, when Paul Tsongas was in training at Georgetown University to become a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia, on that first night as trainees were beginning to know each other, they were all asking “why did you join?” He answered: “I am going to run for office and the Peace Corps would be to my credit.”  At that time, it was a distant dream. Yet, it set him on a path that would subsequently propel him to be a viable candidate for the presidency of the United States. After his Volunteer days in Ethiopia, that dream was in process of fulfilment had not that cruel master — fate — tragically intervened. After earning a BA Degree from Dartmouth College in 1962, Paul became one of the earliest Volunteers at a time when JFK’s signature on the Executive Order that authorized a Peace Corps was barely . . .

Read More

Copyright © 2019. Peace Corps Worldwide.