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By Admin1 (admin) (151.196.50.42) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 11:30 am: Edit Post

April 19, 2009: Obama's Public Diplomacy Date: April 19 2009 No: 1352 April 19, 2009: Obama's Public Diplomacy
Obama engages Students in Roundtable in Turkey 7 Apr
To Rebuild US-Muslim Relations Obama Is Not Enough 26 Mar
PC Model in Mexico sends Older Specialized PCVs 19 Apr
Peace Corps Needs Top-Down Re-Examination 19 Apr
Peace Corps Returns To Rwanda with 32 PCVs 17 Apr
Read from "First Comes Love Then Comes Malaria" 16 Apr
Does Mike Honda want to head Peace Corps? 15 Apr
Paul Theroux promotes Responsible Tourism 3 Apr
Vice President Biden Meets PCVs In Costa Rica 1 Apr
Vote on Christopher R. Hill delayed by opponents 1 Apr
Joseph Acaba makes First Spacewalk 31 Mar
Petri Vindicated for Advocacy of Direct Loans to Students 30 Mar
Mateo Paneitz devotes life to helping poor in Guatemala 29 Mar
Read from "The Sultan and the Mermaid Queen" 16 Apr
Drew Marinelli makes 6000-mile bicycle trip across US 28 Mar
Senate votes to triple AmeriCorps' ranks 27 Mar
Four Cycling RPCVs have been friends for 45 years 25 Mar
Denice Traina Hopes Hives will Help Harrisburg 24 Mar
"Expand the Band" brings Instruments to South Africa 24 Mar
Maria Shriver testifies on her Father's Alzheimer's 24 Mar
Charles R. Larson donates African collection to UT 23 Mar
Read more stories from March and April 2009.

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Vice President Biden Meets PCVs In Costa Rica
Vice President Biden Meets With Peace Corps Volunteers And Staff In Costa Rica 1 April 2009



Sam Farr receives Humane Champion Award
Congressman Sam Farr receives Humane Champion Award 1 April 2009



Vote on Christopher R. Hill delayed
Vote on Christopher R. Hill as new US envoy to Iraq delayed 1 April 2009



Holbrooke meets with Iranian diplomats
Holbrooke meets with Iranian diplomats 1 April 2009



Chris Dodd Down By 16 Points in Latest Poll
Chris Dodd Down By 16 Points in Latest Quinnipiac Poll 2 April 2009



Pakistan to Press US Envoy Holbrooke on Missile Strikes
Pakistan to Press US Envoy Holbrooke on Missile Strikes 2 April 2009



Shays Opts Out Of Possible Peace Corps Job
Shays Opts Out Of Possible Peace Corps Job 2 April 2009



Turkish Hopes High for Obama's Visit
Utku Cakirozer writes: Turkish Hopes High for Obama's Visit 3 April 2009



Members celebrate signing of the Serve America Act
David Broder writes: When Congress comes back from its current two-week recess, members of both parties will be invited to the White House to celebrate what is, in the context of these times, almost a miracle: the signing of the Serve America Act of 2009 3 April 2009



Paul Theroux promotes Responsible Tourism Awards
Paul Theroux promotes Responsible Tourism Awards 3 April 2009



Chris Hill's nomination delayed another two weeks
Republican critics of Chris Hill, the veteran diplomat tapped to be U.S. ambassador to Iraq, delayed his confirmation for at least another two weeks 4 April 2009



Russell Carollo inducted to Journalism Hall of Fame
Pulitzer Prize winner Russell Carollo will be inducted into the Manship School of Mass Communication Hall of Fame 5 April 2009



Rob Simmons will challenge Dodd for Senate
Rob Simmons will challenge Sen. Christopher Dodd for his Senate seat 5 April 2009



Chris Hill's nomination tops post-recess agenda
Christopher Hill's nomination as ambassador to Iraq tops post-recess agenda 5 April 2009



Obama Says U.S. ĎNeverí at War With Islam
In Turkey, Obama Says U.S. ĎNeverí at War With Islam 6 April 2009



Obama Speaks to the Turkish Parliament
Obama Speaks to the Turkish Parliament 6 April 2009



Transcript of Obama's Speech to the Turkish Parliament
Transcript of Obama's Speech to the Turkish Parliament 6 April 2009



Fred O'Regan writes: Genocide on The High Seas
Fred O'Regan writes: Genocide on The High Seas 6 April 2009



Transcript of Obama's Student Roundtable in Turkey
Transcript of Obama's Student Roundtable in Turkey 7 April 2009



Obama holds Student Roundtable in Turkey
Obama holds Student Roundtable in Turkey 7 April 2009



Carol Bellamy receives Legion díhonneur in Paris
Carol Bellamy receives Legion díhonneur in Paris ceremony 7 April 2009



Joe Lieberman says Dodd will eventually win re-election
Joe Lieberman says Dodd will eventually win re-election 8 April 2009



Unease in India-U.S. relations as Holbrooke arrives
Unease in India-U.S. relations as Holbrooke arrives 8 April 2009



Holbrooke says US Pakistan & India face Common Threat
James Rupert writes: Richard Holbrooke says U.S., Pakistan, India Face Common Threat 8 April 2009



Al Kamen writes: No Honorary Degree For Obama in Arizona
Al Kamen writes: No Honorary Degree For Obama at Arizona State 9 April 2009



Maria Shriver worried she'll lose memory like her father
Maria Shriver admits she's worried she'll become like her father Sargent Shriver 9 April 2009



Global Water teams with Peace Corps in Guatemala
Global Water Announces a New Program with the Peace Corps to Eliminate Water Scarcity in Guatemala 10 April 2009



Dan Gilgoff writes: Should a Muslim head Public Diplomacy?
Dan Gilgoff writes: Should a Muslim Be Put in Charge of Public Diplomacy? 10 April 2009



Kathy Tschiegg is 2009 ATHENA award recipient
CAMO founder Honduras RPCV Kathy Tschiegg is 2009 ATHENA award recipient 12 April 2009



Sargent Shriver's Boyhood Home on the Market
Sargent Shriver's Boyhood Home on the Market in Baltimore 12 April 2009



Sam Farr supports Peace Corps Expansion
Sam Farr presents UC Santa Cruz an award in recognition of the campusís ongoing contributions to the Peace Corps 13 April 2009



Tom Petri won't be charged for the back taxes
Tom Petri won't be charged for the back taxes 13 April 2009



Julie Cieszkowski finds true calling in Dominica
Julie Cieszkowski finds true calling in Peace Corps Dominica 14 April 2009



32 Volunteers Sworn-In as PCVs in Rwanda
32 Americans to be Sworn-In as Peace Corps/Rwanda Volunteers 14 April 2009



Alrick Brown releases new movie "US: A Love Story"
Sierra Leone RPCV Alrick Brown releases US: A Love Story 14 April 2009



Obama's Speech on the Economy
Obama's Speech on the Economy 14 April 2009



Judith A. McHale to head Public Diplomacy
Judith A. McHale nominated for Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs 14 April 2009



Sam Farr has plan to normalize relations with Cuba
Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA) has a 10-step plan to normalize relations with Cuba 14 April 2009



Kinky Friedman contemplates run for Texas governor
Kinky Friedman contemplates run for Texas governor 14 April 2009



Dick Ahles writes: Dodd's costly errors
Dick Ahles writes: Dodd's costly errors 15 April 2009



Holbrooke to 'seek help' from China
Richard Holbrooke to 'seek help' from China 15 April 2009



Does Mike Honda want to head Peace Corps?
Is Mike Honda interested in being named to head the Peace Corps? 15 April 2009



Film Tells the Story of Artist Isaiah Zagar
In a Dream: Film Tells the Story of Philadelphia Artist Isaiah Zagar 15 April 2009



An excerpt from "First Comes Love Then Comes Malaria"
Read an excerpt from "First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria" by Ecuador RPCV Eve Brown-Waite 16 April 2009



Eve Brown-Waite writes "First Comes Love"
Ecuador RPCV Eve Brown-Waite writes "First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria" 16 April 2009



An excerpt from "The Sultan and the Mermaid Queen"
Read an Excerpt from "The Sultan and the Mermaid Queen" by RPCV Paul Sochaczewski 16 April 2009



Kinky Friedman says: I Can Excite Democrats' Grassroots
Kinky Friedman says: I Can Excite the Democrats' Grassroots 16 April 2009



Bill Owens takes on suburban life
Bill Owens takes on suburban life 16 April 2009



Peace Corps Returns To Rwanda
Peace Corps Returns To Rwanda 17 April 2009



Dodd faces steep road to reelection
Dodd faces steep road to reelection 17 April 2009



Obama supports Dodd's re-election
Obama supports Dodd's re-election 17 April 2009



Doyle approval rating at all-time low in survey
Doyle approval rating at all-time low in survey 17 April 2009



Chris Matthews supports blogging
Chris Matthews supports blogging 17 April 2009



Bobby Shriver won't run for attorney general
Bobby Shriver won't run for attorney general 17 April 2009



Holbrooke talks to Iranian Officials again
Holbrooke named again in Iran-US talks 18 April 2009



Demand for PCVs Increases in Mexico
In Mexico, Demand Increases for Specialization in Peace Corps Mexico 19 April 2009



A Dwindling Peace Corps
A Dwindling Peace Corps 19 April 2009



Holbrooke says $5 billion not enough to fund antiterrorism campaign
Holbrooke says $5 billion was not enough to fund Pakistan's antiterrorism campaign and alleviate its poverty, saying he had heard that as much as $50 billion might be needed 19 April 2009

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Leila Webster appointed new Country Director for Jamaica
Leila Webster was appointed by the US embassy as the new Country Director for the US Peace Corps in Jamaica 20 April 2009



Matthew Handley filed a case in the trafficking of 12 Nepalis
RPCV Matthew Handley and his firm filed a case against the American company for alleged involvement in the trafficking of 12 Nepalis said he was optimistic about victory 20 April 2009



John Armstrong spent two decades working at Hewlett-Packard
Slovakia RPCV John Armstrong spent nearly two decades working at Hewlett-Packard in various management roles 20 April 2009



Survey reveals Doyle’s lowest approval levels
Survey reveals Doyle’s lowest approval levels 20 April 2009



Holbrooke urges more support for Pakistan in its anti-terror fight
Holbrooke urges more support for Pakistan in its anti-terror fight 20 April 2009



Peace Corps Celebrates Earth Day
Peace Corps Celebrates Earth Day 21 April 2009



Peace Corps Helped Plant Seeds for Signing of Domestic Service Bill
Peace Corps Helped Plant Seeds for Signing of Domestic Service Bill 21 April 2009



Alexandra Alper has assisted Government of Cape Verde staff
In Cape Verde, Peace Corps Volunteer Alexandra Alper has assisted Government of Cape Verde staff working on the Serra Malagueta integrated participatory system management program with the development of "fog harvesting nets" that collect and condense water off of the Serra Malagueta ridge 21 April 2009



Jake Browder works with his community to reforest
In the Dominican Republic, Peace Corps Volunteer Jake Browder works with his community to reforest the mountainous terrain with fruit trees and to improve local farmers’ soil conservation practices 21 April 2009



Dylan Bellisle works with a group of students to raise awareness about garbage management
In Jamaica, Peace Corps Volunteer Dylan Bellisle works with a group of students to raise awareness about garbage management and recycling 21 April 2009



Jamie Lewis formed a beekeeping club to eliminate destructive beekeeping
In Malawi, Peace Corps Volunteer Jamie Lewis formed a beekeeping club to eliminate destructive beekeeping in a national park and to help teach local residents how to create Standard Hives 21 April 2009



Christopher Paul has introduced a variety of activities like trash clean-up day
In Mauritania, Peace Corps Volunteer Christopher Paul has introduced a variety of activities like trash clean-up day and planting trees near three local primary schools to teach students about the environment 21 April 2009



Chris Hill confirmed as Ambassador to Iraq
Chris Hill confirmed as Ambassador to Iraq 21 April 2009



Bill Moyers interviews David Simon
Bill Moyers interviews David Simon 21 April 2009



Chris Shays living a post-election ‚Äúnightmare‚ÄĚ
Five months after voters ended his 22-year congressional career, Connecticut Republican Chris Shays is living what he calls a post-election ‚Äúnightmare‚ÄĚ 21 April 2009



Chris Siegler witnessed the mission of the YMCA put into practice in Sierra Leone
In 2004, Chris Siegler and his wife Jeannie witnessed the mission of the YMCA being put into practice in a very real way in Sierra Leone, where they both had worked in the Peace Corps 22 April 2009



Gudrun Gunther pursues career in art and veterinary medicine
Tanzania RPCV Gudrun Gunther pursues career in art, veterinary medicine 22 April 2009



Andy Oake is Financial advisor with LeConte Wealth Management
Ukraine RPCV Andy Oake is Financial advisor with LeConte Wealth Management 22 April 2009



Joe Klein writes: Christopher Hill was finally confirmed as Ambassador to Iraq
Joe Klein writes: Christopher Hill* was finally confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq yesterday, a month later than he should have been 22 April 2009



Senate Confirms Christopher Hill As Iraq Envoy
Senate Confirms Christopher Hill As Iraq Envoy Despite Republican Opposition 22 April 2009



Hill confirmed as U.S. envoy to Iraq
Hill confirmed as U.S. envoy to Iraq 22 April 2009



Amy Potthast writes: The Peace Corps Lottery
Amy Potthast writes: The Peace Corps Lottery 23 April 2009



Michael Shisler Exudes Passion for Education
Longtime Educator Central African Republic RPCV Michael Shisler Exudes Passion for His Profession 23 April 2009



Rob Nilsson was forty when his first feature length film came out
Nigeria RPCV Rob Nilsson was forty when his first feature length film came out 23 April 2009



Bruce McNamer is president and CEO of TechnoServe
Paraguay RPCV Bruce McNamer, president and CEO of TechnoServe, will give a talk titled ‚ÄúBusiness Solutions to Poverty‚ÄĚ 23 April 2009



Ted Henry retires as Cleveland's most experienced news anchor
Paraguay RPCV Ted Henry retires as Cleveland's most experienced news anchor 23 April 2009



PCVs' Work Raises Awareness about Malaria
Peace Corps Volunteers' Work Raises Awareness about Malaria 23 April 2009



Barbara Alberti named superintendent of Saipan and Guam parks
Senegal RPCV Barbara Alberti named superintendent of Saipan, Guam parks 23 April 2009



Garamendi drops out of governor's race
Garamendi drops out of governor's race 23 April 2009



Maria Shriver talks about Alzheimer’s
Maria Shriver talks about Alzheimer's 23 April 2009



Did Matthews Change Book Title Over Stewart Mockery?
Did Matthews Change Book Title Over Stewart Mockery? 23 April 2009



Chris Matthews schooled
Chris Matthews schooled 23 April 2009



Michael O'Hanlon writes: Lloyd Austin an unsung hero
Michael O'Hanlon writes: An unsung hero and great soldier by the name of Lloyd Austin has just finished his tour in Iraq as the No. 2 U.S. commander 23 April 2009



More older Americans signing on to volunteer abroad
More older Americans signing on to volunteer abroad 23 April 2009



Congressman Earl Blumenauer writes: My daughter in the Peace Corps is at greater risk
Congressman Earl Blumenauer writes: My daughter in the Peace Corps is at greater risk because the degrading and brutal treatment of these prisoners has inflamed the attitudes of people who are inclined not to like us 24 April 2009



PCVs take oath of service in Namibia
Peace Corps Volunteers take oath of service in Namibia 24 April 2009



Tom Bissell writes: The terrible master
Tom Bissell writes: The terrible master eventually defeated David Foster Wallace 24 April 2009



Ambassador Chris Hill arrives in Baghdad
Ambassador Chris Hill arrives in Baghdad 24 April 2009



Robert Taft kicks off 'Adopt-A-Beach' here
Former Ohio governor kicks off 'Adopt-A-Beach' here 24 April 2009



Ties to Peace Corps Service in Iran Remain
For Many, Ties to Peace Corps Service in Iran Remain 25 April 2009



Robert H. Frank writes: Talent and hard work not needed for economic success
Nepal RPCV Robert H. Frank writes: Contrary to what many parents tell their children, talent and hard work are neither necessary nor sufficient for economic success 25 April 2009



Amanda Fuller and Justin Mog suggest Hope Garden to Obama
Paraguay RPCVs Amanda Fuller and Justin Mog decided to write a letter to Obama and suggest that he establish an organic ‚ÄúHope Garden‚ÄĚ at the White House, and of course hire them to manage it 25 April 2009



Holbrooke’s portfolio includes India
Holbrooke’s portfolio includes India, says US Gen. David Petraeus 25 April 2009



Ann Weaver Nichols is retiring as coordinator of Arizona State University's School of Social Work
Peru RPCV Ann Weaver Nichols is retiring in August as coordinator of the Tucson component of Arizona State University's School of Social Work 26 April 2009



Dan Olmstead writes: The Lariam Coverup
Dan Olmstead writes: The Lariam Coverup 26 April 2009



Michael Cecire writes: Georgian President fortunes don't seem to be improving
Georgia RPCV Michael Cecire writes: The already embattled Georgian President Mikheil "Misha" Saakashvili's ill-fortunes don't seem to be improving 27 April 2009



Mary Kate McCartney works with Boys & Girls Clubs
Benin RPCV Mary Kate McCartney works with Boys & Girls Clubs 28 April 2009



Peace Corps Monitoring Swine Flu in Mexico
Peace Corps Monitoring Swine Flu in Mexico 28 April 2009



Obama meets Bolivia RPCV Alicia Schnell
Obama meets Bolivia RPCV Alicia Schnell before ceremony to commemorate his 100th day in office 29 April 2009



Johnnie Carson to head State Department African Affairs
Statement by Tanzania RPCV Johnnie Carson at Confirmation Hearing Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 29 April 2009



Steve Spenler has received the Johnson County Mutual Aid Association Member of the Year Award
Tunisia RPCV Steve Spenler has received the Johnson County Mutual Aid Association Member of the Year Award 29 April 2009



International Baccalaureate Appoints Carol Bellamy as Board Chair
International Baccalaureate Appoints Carol Bellamy as Board Chair 29 April 2009



Michael O'Hanlon writes: Don't foget Congo Kinshasa
Michael O'Hanlon writes: With all the attention given to Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur and other hot spots around the world, one place consistently is forgotten - the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Mobutu Sese Seko's Zaire 29 April 2009



Michael O'Hanlon writes: Grading Obama's First 100 Days
Michael O'Hanlon writes: Grading Obama's First 100 Days 29 April 2009



Peter McPherson discusses changing competitive position of national public research universities
Peter McPherson joined a panel of local higher education leaders in discussing the changing competitive position of national public research universities 30 April 2009

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Sam Farr receives Humane Champion Award
Congressman Sam Farr receives Humane Champion Award 1 April 2009



Vice President Biden Meets PCVs In Costa Rica
Vice President Biden Meets With Peace Corps Volunteers And Staff In Costa Rica 1 April 2009



Retired teacher David Phelps ready for Peace Corps service in...
Retired teacher David Phelps ready for Peace Corps service in Fiji 1 April 2009



Holbrooke meets with Iranian diplomats
Holbrooke meets with Iranian diplomats 1 April 2009



Justin Wild and Anna Kuhn were members of our son...
Justin Wild and Anna Kuhn were members of our son, Andrew's, Peace Corps group sent to the East African country of Tanzania in September 2005 as volunteer teachers 1 April 2009



Thailand RPCV Barbara Brown is a private mediator in Los...
Thailand RPCV Barbara Brown is a private mediator in Los Angeles with her own firm, Brown Mediation, focusing on business, commercial, real estate, and employment matters 1 April 2009



Amanda Joy Rodriguez joins Peace Corps in Uganda...
Amanda Joy Rodriguez joins Peace Corps in Uganda 1 April 2009



Vote on Christopher R. Hill delayed by opponents
Vote on Christopher R. Hill as new US envoy to Iraq delayed 1 April 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer Sonya Greegor of Boise, Idaho, is making...
Peace Corps Volunteer Sonya Greegor of Boise, Idaho, is making a difference in small communities throughout Mexico with her solar cooking initiative 2 April 2009



Pakistan to Press US Envoy Holbrooke on Missile Strikes
Pakistan to Press US Envoy Holbrooke on Missile Strikes 2 April 2009



The World," a joint venture between the BBC and Public...
"The World," a joint venture between the BBC and Public Radio International features Togo RPCV Marco Werman 2 April 2009



Chris Dodd Down By 16 Points in Latest Poll
Chris Dodd Down By 16 Points in Latest Quinnipiac Poll 2 April 2009



Shays Opts Out Of Possible Peace Corps Job
Shays Opts Out Of Possible Peace Corps Job 2 April 2009



Turkish Hopes High for Obama's Visit
Utku Cakirozer writes: Turkish Hopes High for Obama's Visit 3 April 2009



Ukraine RPCV Daniel Reynolds directs "Nazi Skinheads: Hate Crime in...
Ukraine RPCV Daniel Reynolds directs "Nazi Skinheads: Hate Crime in Ukraine" 3 April 2009



Paul Theroux promotes Responsible Tourism
Paul Theroux promotes Responsible Tourism Awards 3 April 2009



Paul Theroux promotes Responsible Tourism
Paul Theroux promotes Responsible Tourism 3 April 2009



US Ambassador to Iraq Chris Hill speaks with students, staff...
US Ambassador to Iraq Chris Hill speaks with students, staff, and faculty 3 April 2009



Members celebrate signing of the Serve America Act
David Broder writes: When Congress comes back from its current two-week recess, members of both parties will be invited to the White House to celebrate what is, in the context of these times, almost a miracle: the signing of the Serve America Act of 2009 3 April 2009



Chris Hill's nomination delayed another two weeks
Republican critics of Chris Hill, the veteran diplomat tapped to be U.S. ambassador to Iraq, delayed his confirmation for at least another two weeks 4 April 2009



Congo Kinshasa RPCV Leslye Moore practices and teaches a specific...
Congo Kinshasa RPCV Leslye Moore practices and teaches a specific kind of breathing that not only relieves stress in her life, but has given it purpose 5 April 2009



Rob Simmons will challenge Dodd for Senate
Rob Simmons will challenge Sen. Christopher Dodd for his Senate seat 5 April 2009



Russell Carollo inducted to Journalism Hall of Fame
Pulitzer Prize winner Russell Carollo will be inducted into the Manship School of Mass Communication Hall of Fame 5 April 2009



Chris Hill's nomination tops post-recess agenda
Christopher Hill's nomination as ambassador to Iraq tops post-recess agenda 5 April 2009



Thailand RPCV Dr. Roger C. Merkel is an assistant professor...
Thailand RPCV Dr. Roger C. Merkel is an assistant professor at Langston University who leads the international programs of the E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research 6 April 2009



Obituary for Tunisia RPCV Jack Tucker...
Obituary for Tunisia RPCV Jack Tucker 6 April 2009



Obama Says U.S. ‚ÄėNever' at War With Islam
In Turkey, Obama Says U.S. ‚ÄėNever' at War With Islam 6 April 2009



Obama Speaks to the Turkish Parliament
Obama Speaks to the Turkish Parliament 6 April 2009



Transcript of Obama's Speech to the Turkish Parliament
Transcript of Obama's Speech to the Turkish Parliament 6 April 2009



Farr to recognize UCSC's contribution to Peace Corps...
Farr to recognize UCSC's contribution to Peace Corps 6 April 2009



Fred O'Regan writes: Genocide on The High Seas
Fred O'Regan writes: Genocide on The High Seas 6 April 2009



Dustin Ooley writes: Reflections on Guizhou...
Dustin Ooley writes: Reflections on Guizhou 7 April 2009



Obama engages Students in Roundtable in Turkey
Transcript of Obama's Student Roundtable in Turkey 7 April 2009



Obama engages Students in Roundtable in Turkey
Obama Engages Students in Town Hall Meeting in Turkey 7 April 2009



Obama holds Student Roundtable in Turkey
Obama holds Student Roundtable in Turkey 7 April 2009



Jessica Benes is volunteering in Ukraine through the Peace Corps...
Jessica Benes is volunteering in Ukraine through the Peace Corps 7 April 2009



Carol Bellamy receives Legion d'honneur in Paris
Carol Bellamy receives Legion d'honneur in Paris ceremony 7 April 2009



Christine D. McDowell and John B. Tecklenburg head to China...
Christine D. McDowell and John B. Tecklenburg head to China as Peace Corps Volunteers 8 April 2009



Unease in India-U.S. relations as Holbrooke arrives
Unease in India-U.S. relations as Holbrooke arrives 8 April 2009



Holbrooke says US Pakistan & India face Common Threat
James Rupert writes: Richard Holbrooke says U.S., Pakistan, India Face Common Threat 8 April 2009



Tracy Tallman lived for two years in Poland while serving...
Tracy Tallman lived for two years in Poland while serving with the Peace Corps. She bought hundreds of hand-painted wooden Russian and Polish Easter eggs in a Russian market in Warsaw 8 April 2009



Kevin is a Peace Corps volunteer I met a month...
Kevin is a Peace Corps volunteer I met a month ago at Stadszending, and he gave me a standing invitation to visit him in the Saramaka Maroon village of Balingsoela, his home for the next two years 8 April 2009



Joe Lieberman says Dodd will eventually win re-election
Joe Lieberman says Dodd will eventually win re-election 8 April 2009



Global Camps Africa is an organization founded in South Africa...
Global Camps Africa is an organization founded in South Africa by Ethiopia RPCV Phil Lilienthal, whose mission is to use camp as a way to change the attitudes and behaviors of youth regarding HIV/AIDS 9 April 2009



Maria Shriver worried she'll lose memory like her father
Maria Shriver admits she's worried she'll become like her father Sargent Shriver 9 April 2009



Al Kamen writes: No Honorary Degree For Obama in Arizona
Al Kamen writes: No Honorary Degree For Obama at Arizona State 9 April 2009



Richard Holbrooke will visit China...
Richard Holbrooke will visit China 10 April 2009



Global Water teams with Peace Corps in Guatemala
Global Water Announces a New Program with the Peace Corps to Eliminate Water Scarcity in Guatemala 10 April 2009



Tonga RPCV Soraya Bilbao takes position at United Way...
Tonga RPCV Soraya Bilbao takes position at United Way 10 April 2009



Virginia Pearsall Kirkwood was accepted into the Peace Corps during...
Virginia Pearsall Kirkwood was accepted into the Peace Corps during her junior year at Ohio Wesleyan, and served two years in Turkey 10 April 2009



Dan Gilgoff writes: Should a Muslim head Public Diplomacy?
Dan Gilgoff writes: Should a Muslim Be Put in Charge of Public Diplomacy? 10 April 2009



Nigeria RPCV Terry Schutten writes: Step by step: County handles...
Nigeria RPCV Terry Schutten writes: Step by step: County handles crisis carefully 11 April 2009



Dustin Olney writes: Contrary to popular belief, the strongest censorship...
Dustin Olney writes: Contrary to popular belief, the strongest censorship is from Peace Corps, which worries not only about it's own image, but about offending the country that hosts its volunteers. 12 April 2009



Kathy Tschiegg is 2009 ATHENA award recipient
CAMO founder Honduras RPCV Kathy Tschiegg is 2009 ATHENA award recipient 12 April 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer Jason is stationed in Tonga on the...
Peace Corps Volunteer Jason is stationed in Tonga on the island of Eua 12 April 2009



Sargent Shriver's Boyhood Home on the Market
Sargent Shriver's Boyhood Home on the Market in Baltimore 12 April 2009



Dustin Olney writes: In designing a lecture for helping my...
Dustin Olney writes: In designing a lecture for helping my Chinese colleagues better understand American culture through understanding my difficulties, I had created an indirect method of criticism about Chinese culture 13 April 2009



Sam Farr supports Peace Corps Expansion
Sam Farr presents UC Santa Cruz an award in recognition of the campus's ongoing contributions to the Peace Corps 13 April 2009



Tom Petri won't be charged for the back taxes
Tom Petri won't be charged for the back taxes 13 April 2009



Julie Cieszkowski finds true calling in Dominica
Julie Cieszkowski finds true calling in Peace Corps Dominica 14 April 2009



First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria is a new book...
First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria is a new book by Eve Brown-Waite, an East Coast girl who did what many of us said we would and never did: she joined the Peace Corps after college -- just the beginning of an extraordinary and adventurous life 14 April 2009



32 Volunteers Sworn-In as PCVs in Rwanda
32 Americans to be Sworn-In as Peace Corps/Rwanda Volunteers 14 April 2009



Alrick Brown releases new movie "US: A Love Story"
Sierra Leone RPCV Alrick Brown releases US: A Love Story 14 April 2009



Obituary for Sierra Leone RPCV Michael Claussner...
Obituary for Sierra Leone RPCV Michael Claussner 14 April 2009



Togo RPCV Charlie Cogan writes: Let's eradicate polio once and...
Togo RPCV Charlie Cogan writes: Let's eradicate polio once and for all 14 April 2009



Sam Farr has plan to normalize relations with Cuba
Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA) has a 10-step plan to normalize relations with Cuba 14 April 2009



Kinky Friedman contemplates run for Texas governor
Kinky Friedman contemplates run for Texas governor 14 April 2009



Obama's Speech on the Economy
Obama's Speech on the Economy 14 April 2009



Judith A. McHale to head Public Diplomacy
Judith A. McHale nominated for Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs 14 April 2009



Does Mike Honda want to head Peace Corps?
Is Mike Honda interested in being named to head the Peace Corps? 15 April 2009



Holbrooke to 'seek help' from China
Richard Holbrooke to 'seek help' from China 15 April 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer Citizen_K writes: Living in Honduras for...
Peace Corps Volunteer Citizen_K writes: Living in Honduras for the Peace Corps 15 April 2009



Iran RPCV Thomas M. Ricks Will Discuss American Martyred in...
Iran RPCV Thomas M. Ricks Will Discuss American Martyred in Iranian Revolution 15 April 2009



Ukraine RPCV Chandler Harrison Stevens writes: Partisan bickering limits solutions...
Ukraine RPCV Chandler Harrison Stevens writes: Partisan bickering limits solutions 15 April 2009



Dick Ahles writes: Dodd's costly errors
Dick Ahles writes: Dodd's costly errors 15 April 2009



Film Tells the Story of Artist Isaiah Zagar
In a Dream: Film Tells the Story of Philadelphia Artist Isaiah Zagar 15 April 2009



Read from "First Comes Love Then Comes Malaria"
Read an excerpt from "First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria" by Ecuador RPCV Eve Brown-Waite 16 April 2009



Eve Brown-Waite writes "First Comes Love"
Ecuador RPCV Eve Brown-Waite writes "First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria" 16 April 2009



Ghana RPCV Ken Hackett, President of Catholic Relief Services (CRS...
Ghana RPCV Ken Hackett, President of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will be featured on the CatholicTV talk show 16 April 2009



Read from "The Sultan and the Mermaid Queen"
Read an Excerpt from "The Sultan and the Mermaid Queen" by Malaysia RPCV Paul Sochaczewski 16 April 2009



Micronesia RPCV Roland Merullo will discuss his writing career and...
Micronesia RPCV Roland Merullo will discuss his writing career and his latest work, "The Italian Summer: Golf, Food, and Family at Lake Como" 16 April 2009



Ukraine RPCV Jared Schnader heads Market Development. for Foton America...
Ukraine RPCV Jared Schnader heads Market Development. for Foton America 16 April 2009



Bill Owens takes on suburban life
Bill Owens takes on suburban life 16 April 2009



Kinky Friedman says: I Can Excite Democrats' Grassroots
Kinky Friedman says: I Can Excite the Democrats' Grassroots 16 April 2009



Alexandria Kassman writes: I am going to Azerbaijan with the...
Alexandria Kassman writes: I am going to Azerbaijan with the Peace Corps and people keep asking if I will have to wear a burqa 17 April 2009



Peace Corps Returns To Rwanda with 32 PCVs
Peace Corps Returns To Rwanda 17 April 2009



Bobby Shriver won't run for attorney general
Bobby Shriver won't run for attorney general 17 April 2009



Dodd faces steep road to reelection
Dodd faces steep road to reelection 17 April 2009



Chris Matthews supports blogging
Chris Matthews supports blogging 17 April 2009



Doyle approval rating at all-time low in survey
Doyle approval rating at all-time low in survey 17 April 2009



Obama supports Dodd's re-election
Obama supports Dodd's re-election 17 April 2009



Gabon RPCV Rev. Malia Crawford will address the topic "Neighbors...
Gabon RPCV Rev. Malia Crawford will address the topic "Neighbors in Faith: Jewish-Episcopal Relations Today" 18 April 2009



Holbrooke talks to Iranian Officials again
Holbrooke named again in Iran-US talks 18 April 2009



It's been going around for a while now in China...
It's been going around for a while now in China ‚Äď this notion of Posh Corps 19 April 2009



Ethiopia RPCV Margaret Ryan recently received the Good Samaritan Award...
Ethiopia RPCV Margaret Ryan recently received the Good Samaritan Award for her years as volunteer physician and pharmacy technician 19 April 2009



Obituary for Honduras RPCV Pablo Salcido...
Obituary for Honduras RPCV Pablo Salcido 19 April 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer ma vie malagache writes: dancing kilalaky in...
Peace Corps Volunteer ma vie malagache writes: dancing kilalaky in Madagascar 19 April 2009



PC Model in Mexico sends Older Specialized PCVs
In Mexico, Demand Increases for Specialization in Peace Corps Mexico 19 April 2009



PC Model in Mexico sends Older Specialized PCVs
The Peace Corps Model for Mexico is to Send Older Specialized PCVs 19 April 2009



Presque Isle": Bay Area filmmaker Rob Nilsson is known for...
"Presque Isle": Bay Area filmmaker Rob Nilsson is known for improvised movies cast with nonprofessionals 19 April 2009



Holbrooke says $5 billion not enough to fund antiterrorism campaign
Holbrooke says $5 billion was not enough to fund Pakistan's antiterrorism campaign and alleviate its poverty, saying he had heard that as much as $50 billion might be needed 19 April 2009



Sierra Leone RPCV Mike Kelleher picks ten letters a day...
Sierra Leone RPCV Mike Kelleher picks ten letters a day that reach Obama 19 April 2009



Peace Corps Needs Top-Down Re-Examination
A Dwindling Peace Corps 19 April 2009



Peace Corps Needs Top-Down Re-Examination
With Twenty Countries Requesting Volunteers, Peace Corps Needs a Complete Top-Down Examination on Where to Send PCVs 19 April 2009



Leila Webster appointed new Country Director for Jamaica
Leila Webster was appointed by the US embassy as the new Country Director for the US Peace Corps in Jamaica 20 April 2009



Matthew Handley filed a case in the trafficking of 12 Nepalis
RPCV Matthew Handley and his firm filed a case against the American company for alleged involvement in the trafficking of 12 Nepalis said he was optimistic about victory 20 April 2009



Holbrooke urges more support for Pakistan in its anti-terror fight
Holbrooke urges more support for Pakistan in its anti-terror fight 20 April 2009



John Armstrong spent two decades working at Hewlett-Packard
Slovakia RPCV John Armstrong spent nearly two decades working at Hewlett-Packard in various management roles 20 April 2009



Chad Goeden served as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English...
Chad Goeden served as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English to high school students from 2004 to 2006 in Ukraine 20 April 2009



Survey reveals Doyle's lowest approval levels
Survey reveals Doyle's lowest approval levels 20 April 2009



Alexandra Alper has assisted Government of Cape Verde staff
In Cape Verde, Peace Corps Volunteer Alexandra Alper has assisted Government of Cape Verde staff working on the Serra Malagueta integrated participatory system management program with the development of "fog harvesting nets" that collect and condense water off of the Serra Malagueta ridge 21 April 2009



Dylan Bellisle works with a group of students to raise awareness about garbage management
In Jamaica, Peace Corps Volunteer Dylan Bellisle works with a group of students to raise awareness about garbage management and recycling 21 April 2009



Jamie Lewis formed a beekeeping club to eliminate destructive beekeeping
In Malawi, Peace Corps Volunteer Jamie Lewis formed a beekeeping club to eliminate destructive beekeeping in a national park and to help teach local residents how to create Standard Hives 21 April 2009



Christopher Paul has introduced a variety of activities like trash clean-up day
In Mauritania, Peace Corps Volunteer Christopher Paul has introduced a variety of activities like trash clean-up day and planting trees near three local primary schools to teach students about the environment 21 April 2009



Peace Corps Celebrates Earth Day
Peace Corps Celebrates Earth Day 21 April 2009



Jake Browder works with his community to reforest
In the Dominican Republic, Peace Corps Volunteer Jake Browder works with his community to reforest the mountainous terrain with fruit trees and to improve local farmers' soil conservation practices 21 April 2009



Chris Hill confirmed as Ambassador to Iraq
Chris Hill confirmed as Ambassador to Iraq 21 April 2009



Chris Shays living a post-election "nightmare"
Five months after voters ended his 22-year congressional career, Connecticut Republican Chris Shays is living what he calls a post-election "nightmare" 21 April 2009



Bill Moyers interviews David Simon
Bill Moyers interviews David Simon 21 April 2009



Peace Corps Helped Plant Seeds for Signing of Domestic Service Bill
Peace Corps Helped Plant Seeds for Signing of Domestic Service Bill 21 April 2009



Chris Siegler witnessed the mission of the YMCA put into practice in Sierra Leone
In 2004, Chris Siegler and his wife Jeannie witnessed the mission of the YMCA being put into practice in a very real way in Sierra Leone, where they both had worked in the Peace Corps 22 April 2009



Gudrun Gunther pursues career in art and veterinary medicine
Tanzania RPCV Gudrun Gunther pursues career in art, veterinary medicine 22 April 2009



Tonga RPCV April Watson Miller writes: Niuafo'ou Island Awaits Food...
Tonga RPCV April Watson Miller writes: Niuafo'ou Island Awaits Food and Supplies after cyclone earlier this month 22 April 2009



Andy Oake is Financial advisor with LeConte Wealth Management
Ukraine RPCV Andy Oake is Financial advisor with LeConte Wealth Management 22 April 2009



Joe Klein writes: Christopher Hill was finally confirmed as Ambassador to Iraq
Joe Klein writes: Christopher Hill* was finally confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq yesterday, a month later than he should have been 22 April 2009



Senate Confirms Christopher Hill As Iraq Envoy
Senate Confirms Christopher Hill As Iraq Envoy Despite Republican Opposition 22 April 2009



Hill confirmed as U.S. envoy to Iraq
Hill confirmed as U.S. envoy to Iraq 22 April 2009



Amy Potthast writes: The Peace Corps Lottery
Amy Potthast writes: The Peace Corps Lottery 23 April 2009



Michael Shisler Exudes Passion for Education
Longtime Educator Central African Republic RPCV Michael Shisler Exudes Passion for His Profession 23 April 2009



Rob Nilsson was forty when his first feature length film came out
Nigeria RPCV Rob Nilsson was forty when his first feature length film came out 23 April 2009



Bruce McNamer is president and CEO of TechnoServe
Paraguay RPCV Bruce McNamer, president and CEO of TechnoServe, will give a talk titled "Business Solutions to Poverty" 23 April 2009



Ted Henry retires as Cleveland's most experienced news anchor
Paraguay RPCV Ted Henry retires as Cleveland's most experienced news anchor 23 April 2009



PCVs' Work Raises Awareness about Malaria
Peace Corps Volunteers' Work Raises Awareness about Malaria 23 April 2009



Barbara Alberti named superintendent of Saipan and Guam parks
Senegal RPCV Barbara Alberti named superintendent of Saipan, Guam parks 23 April 2009



Garamendi drops out of governor's race
Garamendi drops out of governor's race 23 April 2009



Did Matthews Change Book Title Over Stewart Mockery?
Did Matthews Change Book Title Over Stewart Mockery? 23 April 2009



Chris Matthews schooled
Chris Matthews schooled 23 April 2009



Maria Shriver talks about Alzheimer's
Maria Shriver talks about Alzheimer's 23 April 2009



Michael O'Hanlon writes: Lloyd Austin an unsung hero
Michael O'Hanlon writes: An unsung hero and great soldier by the name of Lloyd Austin has just finished his tour in Iraq as the No. 2 U.S. commander 23 April 2009



More older Americans signing on to volunteer abroad
More older Americans signing on to volunteer abroad 23 April 2009



PCVs take oath of service in Namibia
Peace Corps Volunteers take oath of service in Namibia 24 April 2009



The ninth group of American Peace Corps volunteers to serve...
The ninth group of American Peace Corps volunteers to serve in Namibia was on Friday sworn-in by the US Ambassador at NIED in Okahandja 24 April 2009



Robert Taft kicks off 'Adopt-A-Beach' here
Former Ohio governor kicks off 'Adopt-A-Beach' here 24 April 2009



Tom Bissell writes: The terrible master
Tom Bissell writes: The terrible master eventually defeated David Foster Wallace 24 April 2009



Ambassador Chris Hill arrives in Baghdad
Ambassador Chris Hill arrives in Baghdad 24 April 2009



Congressman Earl Blumenauer writes: My daughter in the Peace Corps is at greater risk
Congressman Earl Blumenauer writes: My daughter in the Peace Corps is at greater risk because the degrading and brutal treatment of these prisoners has inflamed the attitudes of people who are inclined not to like us 24 April 2009



Holbrooke's portfolio includes India
Holbrooke's portfolio includes India, says US Gen. David Petraeus 25 April 2009



Ties to Peace Corps Service in Iran Remain
For Many, Ties to Peace Corps Service in Iran Remain 25 April 2009



Robert H. Frank writes: Talent and hard work not needed for economic success
Nepal RPCV Robert H. Frank writes: Contrary to what many parents tell their children, talent and hard work are neither necessary nor sufficient for economic success 25 April 2009



Jonah Haase to serve as Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama...
Jonah Haase to serve as Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama 25 April 2009



Amanda Fuller and Justin Mog suggest Hope Garden to Obama
Paraguay RPCVs Amanda Fuller and Justin Mog decided to write a letter to Obama and suggest that he establish an organic "Hope Garden" at the White House, and of course hire them to manage it 25 April 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer "My Adventure - PC 2009" writes: I dont...
Peace Corps Volunteer "My Adventure - PC 2009" writes: I dont have the flu 26 April 2009



Ann Weaver Nichols is retiring as coordinator of Arizona State University's School of Social Work
Peru RPCV Ann Weaver Nichols is retiring in August as coordinator of the Tucson component of Arizona State University's School of Social Work 26 April 2009



Dan Olmstead writes: The Lariam Coverup
Dan Olmstead writes: The Lariam Coverup 26 April 2009



Michael Cecire writes: Georgian President fortunes don't seem to be improving
Georgia RPCV Michael Cecire writes: The already embattled Georgian President Mikheil "Misha" Saakashvili's ill-fortunes don't seem to be improving 27 April 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer "27 Months in Azerbaijan" writes: Over here...
Peace Corps Volunteer "27 Months in Azerbaijan" writes: Over here, Azerbaijan is safe and sound because pork and pork products are hard to find in this Muslim country 27 April 2009



Mary Kate McCartney works with Boys & Girls Clubs
Benin RPCV Mary Kate McCartney works with Boys & Girls Clubs 28 April 2009



Peace Corps volunteer Emi Caitlin Ishigooka helped create library in...
Peace Corps volunteer Emi Caitlin Ishigooka helped create library in Cambodia 28 April 2009



Peace Corps Monitoring Swine Flu in Mexico
Peace Corps Monitoring Swine Flu in Mexico 28 April 2009



Misty Brodiaea Springer writes: I am currently a Peace Corps...
Misty Brodiaea Springer writes: I am currently a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa working with two San or "Bushman" tribes, the !Xun & Khwe 28 April 2009



U.S.African Chamber of Commerce Congratulates President Obama for announced his...
U.S.African Chamber of Commerce Congratulates President Obama for announced his intent to nominate career diplomat and three-time U.S. ambassador in Africa Tanzania RPCV Johnnie Carson as the next U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs 28 April 2009



Obama meets Bolivia RPCV Alicia Schnell
Obama meets Bolivia RPCV Alicia Schnell before ceremony to commemorate his 100th day in office 29 April 2009



Michael O'Hanlon writes: Don't foget Congo Kinshasa
Michael O'Hanlon writes: With all the attention given to Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur and other hot spots around the world, one place consistently is forgotten - the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Mobutu Sese Seko's Zaire 29 April 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer "A Wolverine In Mexico" writes: We are...
Peace Corps Volunteer "A Wolverine In Mexico" writes: We are taking the standard precautions of washing our hands a lot, avoiding kissing / handshaking, and avoiding crowds 29 April 2009



Johnnie Carson to head State Department African Affairs
Statement by Tanzania RPCV Johnnie Carson at Confirmation Hearing Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 29 April 2009



Steve Spenler has received the Johnson County Mutual Aid Association Member of the Year Award
Tunisia RPCV Steve Spenler has received the Johnson County Mutual Aid Association Member of the Year Award 29 April 2009



International Baccalaureate Appoints Carol Bellamy as Board Chair
International Baccalaureate Appoints Carol Bellamy as Board Chair 29 April 2009



Michael O'Hanlon writes: Grading Obama's First 100 Days
Michael O'Hanlon writes: Grading Obama's First 100 Days 29 April 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer "Peace Corps Mexico" writes: I am now...
Peace Corps Volunteer "Peace Corps Mexico" writes: I am now a Peace Corps Volunteer in the municipality of Perote, working to strengthen the link between environmental protection and sustainable livlihoods 30 April 2009



Peter McPherson discusses changing competitive position of national public research universities
Peter McPherson joined a panel of local higher education leaders in discussing the changing competitive position of national public research universities 30 April 2009