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Peace Corps' Roadmap for the Future 26 May
Who are the Candidates for Peace Corps Director? 24 May
Have French Atomic Tests put PCVs at Risk? 1 May
Obama asks Congress for 10% increase in PC Budget 7 May
Guy Consolmagno debunks "Angels & Demons" 22 May
Obama praises Dodd at credit card signing 22 May
John Garamendi front runner in California primary 22 May
Al Kamen writes: New management structure at PC HQ? 22 May
Damian Wampler's play Twin Towers opens in NYC 21 May
Michael Volpe learns that DC is networking capital 21 May
Dr. Mike Metke returns to Costa Rica 10 May
Jesse Fleisher Lives well on less 14 May
Al Kamen writes: PCVs peak at 11,000 under Obama Budget 11 May
James W. Kostenblatt is making a difference in Mozambique 10 May
Karen and Warren Master host Kyrgyzstan teen 9 May
Alberto Ibargüen writes: The Future of Newspapers 9 May
PC Monitor 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus in Mexico 1 May
Paul Theroux writes: Obama and the Peace Corps 1 May
Johnnie Carson to head State Department African Affairs 29 Apr
Michael O'Hanlon writes: Grading Obama's First 100 Days 29 Apr
Amy Potthast writes: The Peace Corps Lottery 23 Apr
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Business blooming for gardener-for-hire Jacqueline Lynch
Business blooming for gardener-for-hire Benin RPCV Jacqueline Lynch 1 May 2009



Paul Theroux writes: Obama and the Peace Corps
Paul Theroux writes: Obama, the Peace Corps, and the Lesson of My Life 1 May 2009



Paul Theroux writes: Obama and the Peace Corps
Paul Theroux writes: Obama, the Peace Corps, and the Lesson of My Life 1 May 2009



PC Monitor 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus in Mexico
Peace Corps Continues to Monitor 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus in Mexico and Worldwide 1 May 2009



Have French Atomic Tests put PCVs at Risk?
Samoa RPCV Michael L. Driscoll writes: Have French Atomic Tests in the Pacific put Peace Corps Volunteers at Risk? 1 May 2009



Mayor Tom Weisner touts Aurora's progress
Mayor Tom Weisner touts Aurora's progress 1 May 2009



Robert Hite writes: Even small steps contribute in global fight against AIDS
Ukraine Peace Corps Volunteer Robert Hite writes: Even small steps contribute in global fight against AIDS 1 May 2009



Rick & Pam Brady began raising alpacas after visiting their PCVdaughter Kristin
Rick & Pam Brady began raising alpacas after visiting their daughter Kristin, who was serving as a Peace Corps volunteer on the Alta Plano in Bolivia 2 May 2009



John Garamendi has unusual leeway in deciding where “home” is
Democrat John Garamendi, the lieutenant governor of California, had unusual leeway in deciding where “home” is 2 May 2009



Ethan Sklom has been struggling to improve basic conditions in Malawi
Peace Corps Volunteer Ethan Sklom has been struggling to improve basic conditions in Malawi 3 May 2009



Holbrooke emphatic that US is giving full backing to the civilian government in Pakistan
Holbrooke is emphatic that the U.S. is giving its full backing to the civilian government in Pakistan 4 May 2009



Robert Staab got his start when he joined the Peace Corps and served in Turkey
History professor Robert Staab got his start after college, when he joined the Peace Corps and served in Turkey 4 May 2009



Robert Blackwill calls for frequent bilateral strategic policy dialogue between India and the US
Former US Ambassador to India Robert Blackwill on Monday called for frequent bilateral strategic policy dialogue pertaining to geo-political and trade issues between India and the US 5 May 2009



Peace Corps says Mexico is only Country where volunteers are on standfast
Peace Corps says Mexico is only Country where volunteers are on standfast 5 May 2009



Purita Dayawon serves in Nepal
In 1997 Purita Dayawon, then 59, boarded a crowded, hot bus with animals and children alike. Three months of classes and training with the Peace Corps could not prepare her for the trip to the village in Nepal that would become her home for the next 27 months. 5 May 2009



When Dickson Mercer runs in Niger
When Dickson Mercer went to Niger to work in the Peace Corps in 2007, his biggest worry wasn't about safety. The former Frederick resident and avid runner wanted to make sure he could continue to run 5 May 2009



Jeffrey Tayler writes: Dmitry Anatol’yevich Medvedev becomes first Russian cyber-president
Jeffrey Tayler writes: On April 22nd Dmitry Anatol’yevich Medvedev became the first Russian president to launch a comment-enabled blog on Russia’s broadest, most contentious political blogging platform, Zhivoy Zhurnal (LiveJournal) 5 May 2009



Brian Carroll writes: It Takes A Thorn Tree To Raise A Child
The Gambia Peace Corps Volunteer Brian Carroll writes: It Takes A Thorn Tree To Raise A Child 5 May 2009



Samuel Connor will be the guest speaker at the League of Women Voters of Weston’s 10th annual luncheon
Togo RPCV Samuel Connor will be the guest speaker at the League of Women Voters of Weston’s 10th annual luncheon and Betty Hill Forum on International Affairs 5 May 2009



Chandler Harrison Stevens writes: 'English Plus' best for commerce and safety
Ukraine RPCV Chandler Harrison Stevens writes: 'English Plus' best for commerce, safety 5 May 2009



Maria Shriver says My Father Sargent Shriver Doesn't Recognize Me
Maria Shriver says My Father Sargent Shriver Doesn't Recognize Me 6 May 2009



Robert Blackwill says New Delhi may face pressure from the Obama administration
Former US ambassador to India Robert Blackwill says New Delhi may face pressure from the Obama administration over signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty 6 May 2009



Mae Jemison tells stories from her own education and from her time in space
Mae Jemison tells stories from her own education and from her time in space, to call on educators to teach both the arts and sciences, both intuition and logic, as one -- to create bold thinker 6 May 2009



Andrew Watkins to present “Permaculture in South Africa and Maine”
RPCV Andrew Watkins will present a talk and slide presentation titled, “Permaculture in South Africa and Maine” 6 May 2009



Obama asks Congress for 10% increase in PC Budget
President Obama has asked Congress to provide Peace Corps with a 10% increase in its appropriation for FY2010 7 May 2009



Obama asks Congress for 10% increase in PC Budget
President Obama has asked Congress to provide Peace Corps with a 10% increase in its appropriation for FY2010 7 May 2009



Kathleen Writght to study in Senegal under Fulbright Scholarship
Korea RPCV Kathleen Writght to study in Senegal under Fulbright Scholarship 7 May 2009



John Arnold and his wife travel to Ukraine
John Arnold and his wife were Peace Corps volunteers in Russia from 1996 to 1998 -- an experience he felt prepared him for the Ukraine trip, as there were many Russian speakers at the school 7 May 2009



Lottie Fortune became the "garbage lady" sorting recyclables
Solomon Islands RPCV Lottie Fortune became the "garbage lady," sorting recyclables from other trash at various events and still works at the trust as a "mail lady," folding and sending out mailings to members 7 May 2009



Mike Sheppard finds bug in Facebook
The Gambia RPCV Mike Sheppard finds bug in Facebook 7 May 2009



Maria Shriver writes: Alzheimer's: A Baby Boomer Epidemic
Maria Shriver writes: Alzheimer's: A Baby Boomer Epidemic 8 May 2009



Bill Moyers writes: Obama's 100 Days
Bill Moyers writes: Barack Obama's First One Hundred Days 8 May 2009



Thomas Gouttierre says Afghans' confidence in US eroding
Thomas Gouttierre says Afghans' confidence in U.S. is eroding 8 May 2009



Patricia Hernandez Promotes Vocational Training in El Salvador
Peace Corps Volunteer Patricia Hernandez Promotes Vocational Training in El Salvador 8 May 2009



Robert Blackwill says the US policy on terrorism in Pakistan has failed
Former US ambassador to India, Robert Blackwill,says the US policy on terrorism in Pakistan has failed 8 May 2009



Claire Dyckman leads environmentalists and farmers
Chad RPCV Claire Dyckman leads environmentalists and farmers in Washington State to beneficial compromises 9 May 2009



Dwayne Hunn writes: Open Letter to General Contractor Barack Obama
India RPCV Dwayne Hunn writes: Open Letter to General Contractor Barack Obama 9 May 2009



Karen and Warren Master host Kyrgyzstan teen
Turkey RPCV Karen and Warren Master host Kyrgyzstan teen 9 May 2009



James Rupert writes: Pakistan Refugees Say Army Assault Made Them Homeless
James Rupert writes: Pakistan Refugees Say Army Assault Made Them Homeless 9 May 2009



Fred O'Regan needs to cut IFAW's operations budget
IFAW president Fred O'Regan needs to cut the organization's operations budget from $53.6 million to $36.1 million 9 May 2009



Alberto Ibargüen writes: The Future of Newspapers
Alberto Ibargüen writes: At stake: The future of getting news to Americans 9 May 2009



Farr Introduces Base Reuse Bill
Farr Introduces Base Reuse Bill 10 May 2009



Dr. Mike Metke returns to Costa Rica
Tyler Junior College President Dr. Mike Metke's trip to Costa Rica is a return to a familiar place 10 May 2009



James W. Kostenblatt is making a difference in Mozambique
Peace Corps Volunteer James W. Kostenblatt is making a difference in Mozambique 10 May 2009



Joseph Martin and Liz Monk serving as PCVs in Transylvania in Romania
Joseph Martin along with his wife Liz Monk are serving as members of the Peace Corps in Transylvania in Romania 10 May 2009



Al Kamen writes: PCVs peak at 11,000 under Obama Budget
Al Kamen writes: Under Obama's Budget the number of volunteers peaks at 11,000 by the end of 2016, short of the doubling Obama talked about by 2012 11 May 2009



Tricia Bickley and Joshua Wenz to Marry
Bulgaria RPCVs Tricia Bickley and Joshua Wenz to Marry 11 May 2009



Al Kamen writes: Top contender for Peace Corps Director is James Arena-DeRosa
Al Kamen writes: One name circulating as a top contender for the post of Peace Corps Director is James Arena-DeRosa 11 May 2009



Harris Wofford welcomes Arlen Spector to Democrats
Harris Wofford writes: Welcome Into the Democratic Fold, Arlen 12 May 2009



John Brown writes: Richard Holbrooke: Able and Insufferable
John Brown writes: Richard Holbrooke: Able and Insufferable 13 May 2009



Philippines RPCVs have Cross Country Adventure
Philippines RPCVs have Cross Country Adventure 13 May 2009



Laurence Leamer writes: The Peace Corps Crisis
Laurence Leamer writes: The Peace Corps Crisis 14 May 2009



Greenwich Audubon honors Shays
Greenwich Audubon honors Shays 14 May 2009



Jesse Fleisher Lives well on less
Guinea RPCV Jesse Fleisher has had practice at living well on less 14 May 2009



John Coyne writes: A Worrisome Possibility: The Candidacy Of James Arena-DeRosa
John Coyne writes: A Worrisome Possibility: The Candidacy Of James Arena-DeRosa 15 May 2009



Peace Corps Salutes its 50+ Volunteers
Peace Corps Salutes its 50+ Volunteers 15 May 2009



Matt Fornoffstays in Malawi after Peace Corps
Matt Fornoff's two-year enlistment in the Peace Corps ended on April 24, but he decided to look for work in Malawi or in a nearby African country 15 May 2009



Jimmy Carter Present The Lillian Carter Award to Dr. Catherine Taylor Foster
Acting Peace Corps Director and Former President Jimmy Carter Present The Lillian Carter Award to Dr. Catherine Taylor Foster who, at the age of 59, began her two years of service in 1996 as a health Volunteer in Nepal 15 May 2009



Penny Porter builds cultural bridge to Armenia
Penny Porter builds cultural bridge to Armenia 16 May 2009



Matthew Heller was the guest of honor at hometown school
After traveling more than 4,000 miles on a return visit home, Morocco Peace Corps Volunteer Matthew Heller was the guest of honor during a school assembly that delighted hundreds of students 16 May 2009



Anand Nataraj marries Kirti Magudia
Namibia RPCV Anand Nataraj marries Kirti Magudia 16 May 2009



Petri smells victory in student loan battle
Petri smells victory in student loan battle 16 May 2009



Albert H. Hunt writes: Holbrooke Is the Right Man to Steer Pakistan and Afghanistan
Albert H. Hunt writes: Holbrooke Is the Right Man to Steer Pakistan and Afghanistan 17 May 2009



Democrat to try to unseat Dodd
Democrat to try to unseat Dodd 18 May 2009



Brian Carroll wins Peace Corps and Glimpse Short Story Contest on the Global Food Crisis
The Gambia Peace Corps Volunteer Brian Carroll wins Peace Corps and Glimpse Short Story Contest on the Global Food Crisis 18 May 2009



An Interview with Former TIME Magazine Correspondent Barry Hillenbrand
An Interview with Ethiopia RPCV Barry Hillenbrand, Former TIME Magazine Correspondent 19 May 2009



Katharine Duderstadt was Westinghouse finalist
Hungary RPCV Katharine Duderstadt was Westinghouse finalist 19 May 2009



Laurence Leamer writes: The Birth of the Bold New Peace Corps
Laurence Leamer writes: The Birth of the Bold New Peace Corps 20 May 2009



Laurence Leamer writes: The Birth of the Bold New Peace Corps
Laurence Leamer writes: The Birth of the Bold New Peace Corps 20 May 2009



Inspector General David Kotz led an expedition to Bolivia
Peace Corps Inspector General David Kotz led an expedition to Bolivia with experts from the National Park Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation and bone-sniffing dogs to search for Walter Poirier III 20 May 2009



John Coyne writes: RPCVs Rally Around Frank Fountain
John Coyne writes: RPCVs Rally Around Frank Fountain (India 1966-68) For Peace Corps Director 20 May 2009



Linda Hatch wins Seat on Chino Valley Town Council
Peru RPCV Linda Hatch wins Seat on Chino Valley Town Council 20 May 2009



Chris Matthews is Modern-Day St. Francis
Chris Matthews, Modern-Day St. Francis 20 May 2009



Annika Hipple writes: My family and I had a small taste of fame visiting Benin
Annika Hipple writes: My family and I had a small taste of fame when we visited my brother Andreas halfway through his stint as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin 21 May 2009



Mike Tidwell arrested in Climate Change Protest
Mike Tidwell arrested in Climate Change Protest 21 May 2009



Micah Lemons writes: An English teacher in Kazakhstan
Micah Lemons writes: An English teacher in Kazakhstan 21 May 2009



Damian Wampler’s play Twin Towers opens in NYC
The world premiere of Kyrgyzstan RPCV Damian Wampler’s play Twin Towers will be presented as part of The Planet Connections Theater Festivity 21 May 2009



Arthur Orr accepts raise as State Senator in Alabama
Nepal RPCV Arthur Orr accepts raise as State Senator in Alabama, but has released information detailing the charities and programs in his district on which he has spent the money 21 May 2009



John Rapley writes: Peru's economy strong under Toledo
John Rapley writes: Peru's macroeconomic indicators performed very well during Toledo's term of office yet the gains of growth did not spread widely among Peruvians, and the poor wondered what was in it for them 21 May 2009



Michael Volpe learns that DC is networking capital
South Africa RPCV Michael Volpe is learning that the nation's capital is also the networking capital and if you don't know the right people, landing a job can be daunting 21 May 2009



Ben Smith writes: Dodd to Head Peace Corps?
Ben Smith writes: Dodd to Head Peace Corps? 22 May 2009



Obama praises Dodd at credit card signing
Obama praises Dodd at credit card signing ceremony 22 May 2009



Obama Stumps For Dodd
Obama Stumps For Dodd 22 May 2009



John Garamendi front runner in California primary
John Garamendi upsets the California primary lineup 22 May 2009



Roberta Mahoney to head USAID Mission in Albania
Fiji RPCV Roberta Mahoney was recently promoted to director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Albania 22 May 2009



Guy Consolmagno debunks "Angels & Demons"
Guy Consolmagno debunks "Angels & Demons" 22 May 2009



Andrew Marinelli shares adventures with students
Niger RPCV Andrew Marinelli shares adventures with students 22 May 2009



Jenny Price writes: Why Doyle Could Lose
Jenny Price writes: Why Doyle Could Lose 22 May 2009



Al Kamen writes: New management strcuture at PC HQ?
Al Kamen writes: There here may be a new management configuration for the Peace Corps 22 May 2009



Rich Friedman makes pedal-powered trek across our colorful country
Rich Friedman and four other Philippines RPCVs make a pedal-powered trek across our colorful country 23 May 2009



Who are the Candidates for Peace Corps Director?
Who are the Candidates for Peace Corps Director? 24 May 2009



Who are the Candidates for Peace Corps Director?
Who are the Candidates for Peace Corps Director? 24 May 2009



Bill Moyers writes: The Health Industry
Bill Moyers writes: How Can We Expect an Industry That Profits from Disease and Sickness to Police Itself? 24 May 2009



Micah Lemons writes: War Memorials in Kazakhstan
Micah Lemons writes: War Memorials and Bureacracy in Kazakhstan 24 May 2009



Jennifer Silvera chronicles grief and survival
Honduras RPCV Jennifer Silvera chronicles grief and survival after death of husband 25 May 2009



Erik Heinonen uses Frisbee with children in Moldova
In Bravicea, Moldova, an odd thing draws Peace Corps worker Erik Heinonen together with the children: a Frisbee 25 May 2009



Peace Corps' Roadmap for the Future
Peace Corps Transition Team Gives Obama a Roadmap for the Future 26 May 2009



Cristinal Kessler was PCV in Honduras Kenya and Seychelles
Cristinal Kessler and her husband were Peace Corps Volunteers for five years in Honduras, Kenya and the Seychelles 26 May 2009



Dr. Kevin M. Denny bonds with Malawi
Dr. Kevin M. Denny bonds with Malawi 26 May 2009



Hrvoje Moric writes: Ariunaa Brings Mongolia to Switzerland
Mongolia RPCV Hrvoje Moric writes: Ariunaa Brings Mongolia to Switzerland 26 May 2009



Neal Gottlieb is passionate about more than just ice cream
Morocco RPCV Neal Gottlieb is passionate about more than just ice cream: He offsets Three Twins' carbon emissions, composts, and uses only organic ingredients 26 May 2009



Dodd improves but still trails
Dodd improves, but still trails 27 May 2009



Chris Shays honored at Fulbright Awards Dinner
Former U.S. Congressman Christopher Shays and international education leader Betsi Shays at the One To World Fulbright Awards Dinner on June 4th at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City 27 May 2009



RPCVs in Vermont push for funds
Peace Corps volunteers in Vermont push for funds 28 May 2009



Katie Mader encourages people to eat more fruits
Katie Mader is a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and part of a team that teaches cooking classes to encourage people in the area to eat more fruits and vegetables 28 May 2009



Michael O'Hanlon writes: Dealing with North Korea
Michael O'Hanlon writes: Dealing with North Korea 28 May 2009



Joe Swain is organic burrito aficionado
Madagascar RPCV Joe Swain is a humanitarian, environmentalist and organic burrito aficionado 28 May 2009



Rick Welsh Promoted to Professor at Clarkson University
Philippines RPCV Rick Welsh Promoted to Professor at Clarkson University 28 May 2009



Thanks Mayor Hardberger for job well done
Thanks, Mayor Hardberger, for job well done 29 May 2009



Obituary for Peace Corps Staff Member Henry Helgen Jr.
Obituary for Peace Corps Staff Member Henry Helgen Jr. 29 May 2009



Carol J. Horning is New USAID Guyana Mission Director
Morocco RPCV Carol J. Horning is New USAID Guyana Mission Director 29 May 2009



Frank Fountain is a Compassionate Leader
Frank Fountain is a Compassionate and Connected Leader 29 May 2009



Bruce Cumings writes: Missed Opportunities for Demilitizaration
Bruce Cumings writes: Latest North Korea Provocations Stem from Missed US Opportunities for Demilitizaration 29 May 2009



Robert Ament writes: Our town bankrupted by indecision
Senegal RPCV Robert Ament writes: Our town of Irondequoit , New York is being bankrupted by indecision 29 May 2009



Carla Seidl writes The Sophisticated Savage
Azerbaijan RPCV Carla Seidl writes The Sophisticated Savage, an anthropological memoir that follows the author, then-Harvard-student Carla Seidl, to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, where she meets a local surfer named Fredy who tells her he used to be a cannibal in the Amazon Jungle 30 May 2009



Over 80 USA volunteers will be in Swaziland
Over 80 USA volunteers will be in Swaziland by year-end 30 May 2009



Henry Pelifian writes: Making of the Permanent Ugly American
Thailand RPCV Henry Pelifian writes: Making of the Permanent Ugly American 30 May 2009



Jamie Rhein writes: Return from the Gambia
Jamie Rhein writes: Of all the experiences I've had in life, nothing was more strong than that move back to the U.S. from The Gambia, looking for a place to land where I would feel comfortable and thrive 30 May 2009



Phil Hardberger left his mark
A dynamic mayor, Phil Hardberger, left his mark 31 May 2009



Larry J. Pitman writes: Thank you for your Service
Bolivia RPCV Larry J. Pitman writes: Thank you for your Service 31 May 2009



Maya Moore combines forest recovery with butterfly farming
Madagascar RPCV and lepidopterist Maya Moore has helped to develop an inspired project which combines forest recovery with butterfly farming 31 May 2009



Philip Nix retired as headmaster of Sonoma Country Day School
Nigeria RPCV Philip Nix to retire as founding headmaster of Sonoma Country Day School 31 May 2009



Frank Schell writes: Life and Death in Swat Valley
India RPCV Frank Schell writes: Life and Death in Swat Valley 31 May 2009

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Peace Corps Celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month...
Peace Corps Celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month 1 May 2009



Business blooming for gardener-for-hire Jacqueline Lynch
Business blooming for gardener-for-hire Benin RPCV Jacqueline Lynch 1 May 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer "The Chronicles of Tim in the Jungle...
Peace Corps Volunteer "The Chronicles of Tim in the Jungle" writes: I logged onto the web today to check email, and I was bombarded with messages from friends and family asking me about this swine flu that seems to be all the rage in America right now 1 May 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer "Fly to El Salvador" writes: swine flu...
Peace Corps Volunteer "Fly to El Salvador" writes: swine flu is hitting the world right now. strangely, it seems that at the moment el salvador is a safer place to be than texas 1 May 2009



PC Monitor 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus in Mexico
Peace Corps Continues to Monitor 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus in Mexico and Worldwide 1 May 2009



Have French Atomic Tests put PCVs at Risk?
Samoa RPCV Michael L. Driscoll writes: Have French Atomic Tests in the Pacific put Peace Corps Volunteers at Risk? 1 May 2009



Once in Kathmandu, Mishal Moktan reconnected with Steve LeClerq, a...
Once in Kathmandu, Mishal Moktan reconnected with Steve LeClerq, a former American Peace Corps volunteer who had been very close with her father in Taplejung, when she was a small girl who agreed to pay her college fees when Mishal joined the IEC School of Art and Fashion 1 May 2009



Robert Hite writes: Even small steps contribute in global fight against AIDS
Ukraine Peace Corps Volunteer Robert Hite writes: Even small steps contribute in global fight against AIDS 1 May 2009



Mayor Tom Weisner touts Aurora's progress
Mayor Tom Weisner touts Aurora's progress 1 May 2009



Paul Theroux writes: Obama and the Peace Corps
Paul Theroux writes: Obama, the Peace Corps, and the Lesson of My Life 1 May 2009



Paul Theroux writes: Obama and the Peace Corps
Paul Theroux writes: Obama, the Peace Corps, and the Lesson of My Life 1 May 2009



Rick & Pam Brady began raising alpacas after visiting their PCVdaughter Kristin
Rick & Pam Brady began raising alpacas after visiting their daughter Kristin, who was serving as a Peace Corps volunteer on the Alta Plano in Bolivia 2 May 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer Inquisitive Escapades writes from Nicarauga: In case...
Peace Corps Volunteer Inquisitive Escapades writes from Nicarauga: In case you all were wondering, there is NO swine flu in this country, as of yet. We aren't alowed to travel to Mexico though. 2 May 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer "A Wolverine In Mexico" writes: swine flu...
Peace Corps Volunteer "A Wolverine In Mexico" writes: swine flu standfast 2 May 2009



John Garamendi has unusual leeway in deciding where "home" is
Democrat John Garamendi, the lieutenant governor of California, had unusual leeway in deciding where "home" is 2 May 2009



Brazil RPCV John Patrick Sarsfield's replica of Columbus's ship is...
Brazil RPCV John Patrick Sarsfield's replica of Columbus's ship is a a real crowd-pleaser 3 May 2009



Ethan Sklom has been struggling to improve basic conditions in Malawi
Peace Corps Volunteer Ethan Sklom has been struggling to improve basic conditions in Malawi 3 May 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer "Jensen's Travels: Colorado to Guanajuato" writes: Here's...
Peace Corps Volunteer "Jensen's Travels: Colorado to Guanajuato" writes: Here's a new update on the Peace Corps situation from here in Mexico 3 May 2009



Mongolia RPCV Nikita Desai was MA candidate International Policy Studies...
Mongolia RPCV Nikita Desai was MA candidate International Policy Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies 3 May 2009



Holbrooke emphatic that US is giving full backing to the civilian government in Pakistan
Holbrooke is emphatic that the U.S. is giving its full backing to the civilian government in Pakistan 4 May 2009



Robert Staab got his start when he joined the Peace Corps and served in Turkey
History professor Robert Staab got his start after college, when he joined the Peace Corps and served in Turkey 4 May 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer Rachel Carter writes: I am writing this...
Peace Corps Volunteer Rachel Carter writes: I am writing this letter from 10 time zones away in my bedroom in Akhsu, Azerbaijan 5 May 2009



Robert Blackwill calls for frequent bilateral strategic policy dialogue between India and the US
Former US Ambassador to India Robert Blackwill on Monday called for frequent bilateral strategic policy dialogue pertaining to geo-political and trade issues between India and the US 5 May 2009



Malawi Peace Corps Volunteer "Because They're Burning Bricks" writes: I...
Malawi Peace Corps Volunteer "Because They're Burning Bricks" writes: I find it hilarious that I know people whose parents want them to get back home because of swine flu 5 May 2009



Peace Corps says Mexico is only Country where volunteers are on standfast
Peace Corps says Mexico is only Country where volunteers are on standfast 5 May 2009



Purita Dayawon serves in Nepal
In 1997 Purita Dayawon, then 59, boarded a crowded, hot bus with animals and children alike. Three months of classes and training with the Peace Corps could not prepare her for the trip to the village in Nepal that would become her home for the next 27 months. 5 May 2009



When Dickson Mercer runs in Niger
When Dickson Mercer went to Niger to work in the Peace Corps in 2007, his biggest worry wasn't about safety. The former Frederick resident and avid runner wanted to make sure he could continue to run 5 May 2009



Jeffrey Tayler writes: Dmitry Anatol'yevich Medvedev becomes first Russian cyber-president
Jeffrey Tayler writes: On April 22nd Dmitry Anatol'yevich Medvedev became the first Russian president to launch a comment-enabled blog on Russia's broadest, most contentious political blogging platform, Zhivoy Zhurnal (LiveJournal) 5 May 2009



Brian Carroll writes: It Takes A Thorn Tree To Raise A Child
The Gambia Peace Corps Volunteer Brian Carroll writes: It Takes A Thorn Tree To Raise A Child 5 May 2009



Samuel Connor will be the guest speaker at the League of Women Voters of Weston's 10th annual luncheon
Togo RPCV Samuel Connor will be the guest speaker at the League of Women Voters of Weston's 10th annual luncheon and Betty Hill Forum on International Affairs 5 May 2009



Chandler Harrison Stevens writes: 'English Plus' best for commerce and safety
Ukraine RPCV Chandler Harrison Stevens writes: 'English Plus' best for commerce, safety 5 May 2009



Robert Blackwill says New Delhi may face pressure from the Obama administration
Former US ambassador to India Robert Blackwill says New Delhi may face pressure from the Obama administration over signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty 6 May 2009



Andrew Watkins to present "Permaculture in South Africa and Maine"
RPCV Andrew Watkins will present a talk and slide presentation titled, "Permaculture in South Africa and Maine" 6 May 2009



Mae Jemison tells stories from her own education and from her time in space
Mae Jemison tells stories from her own education and from her time in space, to call on educators to teach both the arts and sciences, both intuition and logic, as one -- to create bold thinker 6 May 2009



Maria Shriver says My Father Sargent Shriver Doesn't Recognize Me
Maria Shriver says My Father Sargent Shriver Doesn't Recognize Me 6 May 2009



Kathleen Writght to study in Senegal under Fulbright Scholarship
Korea RPCV Kathleen Writght to study in Senegal under Fulbright Scholarship 7 May 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer Guatemalteca writes: Ok, so the swine flu...
Peace Corps Volunteer Guatemalteca writes: Ok, so the swine flu...oh, sorry...H1N1 or something more scientific sounding like that...has reached Guatemala 7 May 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer Andi's Anecdotes writes: After several days cooped...
Peace Corps Volunteer Andi's Anecdotes writes: After several days cooped up and avoiding the swine flu, we started to get a little stir crazy! 7 May 2009



Brian Riley has accepted the position of Country Director with...
Brian Riley has accepted the position of Country Director with the United States Peace Corps in Panama 7 May 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer S. A. M. Brooks writes: Like most...
Peace Corps Volunteer S. A. M. Brooks writes: Like most women, I have an abundance of Mother's Day memories but I have missed this family tradition the last three years as I have been serving with the Peace Corps in the Philippines 7 May 2009



John Arnold and his wife travel to Ukraine
John Arnold and his wife were Peace Corps volunteers in Russia from 1996 to 1998 -- an experience he felt prepared him for the Ukraine trip, as there were many Russian speakers at the school 7 May 2009



Lottie Fortune became the "garbage lady" sorting recyclables
Solomon Islands RPCV Lottie Fortune became the "garbage lady," sorting recyclables from other trash at various events and still works at the trust as a "mail lady," folding and sending out mailings to members 7 May 2009



Mike Sheppard finds bug in Facebook
The Gambia RPCV Mike Sheppard finds bug in Facebook 7 May 2009



Obama asks Congress for 10% increase in PC Budget
President Obama has asked Congress to provide Peace Corps with a 10% increase in its appropriation for FY2010 7 May 2009



Obama asks Congress for 10% increase in PC Budget
President Obama has asked Congress to provide Peace Corps with a 10% increase in its appropriation for FY2010 7 May 2009



Patricia Hernandez Promotes Vocational Training in El Salvador
Peace Corps Volunteer Patricia Hernandez Promotes Vocational Training in El Salvador 8 May 2009



Robert Blackwill says the US policy on terrorism in Pakistan has failed
Former US ambassador to India, Robert Blackwill,says the US policy on terrorism in Pakistan has failed 8 May 2009



Thomas Gouttierre says Afghans' confidence in US eroding
Thomas Gouttierre says Afghans' confidence in U.S. is eroding 8 May 2009



Bill Moyers writes: Obama's 100 Days
Bill Moyers writes: Barack Obama's First One Hundred Days 8 May 2009



Maria Shriver writes: Alzheimer's: A Baby Boomer Epidemic
Maria Shriver writes: Alzheimer's: A Baby Boomer Epidemic 8 May 2009



Claire Dyckman leads environmentalists and farmers
Chad RPCV Claire Dyckman leads environmentalists and farmers in Washington State to beneficial compromises 9 May 2009



Dwayne Hunn writes: Open Letter to General Contractor Barack Obama
India RPCV Dwayne Hunn writes: Open Letter to General Contractor Barack Obama 9 May 2009



Karen and Warren Master host Kyrgyzstan teen
Turkey RPCV Karen and Warren Master host Kyrgyzstan teen 9 May 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer A Wolverine In Mexico writes: So the...
Peace Corps Volunteer A Wolverine In Mexico writes: So the swine-flu standfast was lowered on Thursday, which meant that we could take trips outside of our sites--freedom! 9 May 2009



James Rupert writes: Pakistan Refugees Say Army Assault Made Them Homeless
James Rupert writes: Pakistan Refugees Say Army Assault Made Them Homeless 9 May 2009



Fred O'Regan needs to cut IFAW's operations budget
IFAW president Fred O'Regan needs to cut the organization's operations budget from $53.6 million to $36.1 million 9 May 2009



Alberto IbargĂĽen writes: The Future of Newspapers
Alberto IbargĂĽen writes: At stake: The future of getting news to Americans 9 May 2009



Dr. Mike Metke returns to Costa Rica
Tyler Junior College President Dr. Mike Metke's trip to Costa Rica is a return to a familiar place 10 May 2009



RPCV Charles Sutton Pays Tribute to Ethiopian Legend Tilahun Gessesse...
RPCV Charles Sutton Pays Tribute to Ethiopian Legend Tilahun Gessesse (1) 10 May 2009



James W. Kostenblatt is making a difference in Mozambique
Peace Corps Volunteer James W. Kostenblatt is making a difference in Mozambique 10 May 2009



Joseph Martin and Liz Monk serving as PCVs in Transylvania in Romania
Joseph Martin along with his wife Liz Monk are serving as members of the Peace Corps in Transylvania in Romania 10 May 2009



Obituary for Thailand Staff Member Albert Sherwood Baker, M.D...
Obituary for Thailand Staff Member Albert Sherwood Baker, M.D. 10 May 2009



Farr Introduces Base Reuse Bill
Farr Introduces Base Reuse Bill 10 May 2009



Al Kamen writes: Top contender for Peace Corps Director is James Arena-DeRosa
Al Kamen writes: One name circulating as a top contender for the post of Peace Corps Director is James Arena-DeRosa 11 May 2009



Tricia Bickley and Joshua Wenz to Marry
Bulgaria RPCVs Tricia Bickley and Joshua Wenz to Marry 11 May 2009



RPCV Jerry Wirth, the current president of the American Chamber...
RPCV Jerry Wirth, the current president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, is being honored by the U.S.-Baltic Foundation 11 May 2009



Al Kamen writes: PCVs peak at 11,000 under Obama Budget
Al Kamen writes: Under Obama's Budget the number of volunteers peaks at 11,000 by the end of 2016, short of the doubling Obama talked about by 2012 11 May 2009



Harris Wofford welcomes Arlen Spector to Democrats
Harris Wofford writes: Welcome Into the Democratic Fold, Arlen 12 May 2009



Jessi and Tyler LeClear Vachta will depart for Burkina Faso...
Jessi and Tyler LeClear Vachta will depart for Burkina Faso to serve as Peace Corps Volunteers on June 8 12 May 2009



Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Carson Takes Office...
Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Carson Takes Office 12 May 2009



Honduras RPCV Pete Sukosky is back on the job as...
Honduras RPCV Pete Sukosky is back on the job as a drug-company sales rep in South Jersey after a nightmare in Panama 13 May 2009



Philippines RPCVs have Cross Country Adventure
Philippines RPCVs have Cross Country Adventure 13 May 2009



John Brown writes: Richard Holbrooke: Able and Insufferable
John Brown writes: Richard Holbrooke: Able and Insufferable 13 May 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer Ungowa! writes: National Crisis in Guatemala...
Peace Corps Volunteer Ungowa! writes: National Crisis in Guatemala 14 May 2009



Jesse Fleisher Lives well on less
Guinea RPCV Jesse Fleisher has had practice at living well on less 14 May 2009



Hungary RPCV Marla Kozlak, an English for Speakers of Other...
Hungary RPCV Marla Kozlak, an English for Speakers of Other Languages teacher at Bel Air Elementary School in Woodbridge, has been selected as a scholarship recipient of the U.S. Department of Education's 2009 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program 14 May 2009



Paraguay RPCV Dr. Jeffrey Ashley is new USAID Representative for...
Paraguay RPCV Dr. Jeffrey Ashley is new USAID Representative for Yemen 14 May 2009



Greenwich Audubon honors Shays
Greenwich Audubon honors Shays 14 May 2009



Laurence Leamer writes: The Peace Corps Crisis
Laurence Leamer writes: The Peace Corps Crisis 14 May 2009



Raymond Gonzales was Regional Administrative Officer for the U.S. Peace...
Raymond Gonzales was Regional Administrative Officer for the U.S. Peace Corps for the U.S. Peace Corps (Denver) from until 2000 14 May 2009



John Coyne writes: A Worrisome Possibility: The Candidacy Of James Arena-DeRosa
John Coyne writes: A Worrisome Possibility: The Candidacy Of James Arena-DeRosa 15 May 2009



In Botswana, Volunteer Autumn Robin Preble serves as a district...
In Botswana, Volunteer Autumn Robin Preble serves as a district AIDS coordinator 15 May 2009



Liberia RPCV Dr. E. Jane Luzar appointed founding dean at...
Liberia RPCV Dr. E. Jane Luzar appointed founding dean at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Honors College 15 May 2009



Matt Fornoffstays in Malawi after Peace Corps
Matt Fornoff's two-year enlistment in the Peace Corps ended on April 24, but he decided to look for work in Malawi or in a nearby African country 15 May 2009



In Morocco, Volunteer Linda Zahava is a "craftswoman" who works...
In Morocco, Volunteer Linda Zahava is a "craftswoman" who works with women artisans in small business development 15 May 2009



Jimmy Carter Present The Lillian Carter Award to Dr. Catherine Taylor Foster
Acting Peace Corps Director and Former President Jimmy Carter Present The Lillian Carter Award to Dr. Catherine Taylor Foster who, at the age of 59, began her two years of service in 1996 as a health Volunteer in Nepal 15 May 2009



In Thailand, Volunteer Pete Geiger currently teaches at two schools...
In Thailand, Volunteer Pete Geiger currently teaches at two schools and works with teachers to provide methodology for the teaching of literature 15 May 2009



In Thailand, Volunteer Jackie Kehl co-teaches with local teachers...
In Thailand, Volunteer Jackie Kehl co-teaches with local teachers in her rural community 15 May 2009



Peace Corps Salutes its 50+ Volunteers
Peace Corps Salutes its 50+ Volunteers 15 May 2009



Penny Porter builds cultural bridge to Armenia
Penny Porter builds cultural bridge to Armenia 16 May 2009



Matthew Heller was the guest of honor at hometown school
After traveling more than 4,000 miles on a return visit home, Morocco Peace Corps Volunteer Matthew Heller was the guest of honor during a school assembly that delighted hundreds of students 16 May 2009



Anand Nataraj marries Kirti Magudia
Namibia RPCV Anand Nataraj marries Kirti Magudia 16 May 2009



Senegal RPCV Rajiv Joseph's 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo...
Senegal RPCV Rajiv Joseph's 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' is already generating positive buzz 16 May 2009



Petri smells victory in student loan battle
Petri smells victory in student loan battle 16 May 2009



Albert H. Hunt writes: Holbrooke Is the Right Man to Steer Pakistan and Afghanistan
Albert H. Hunt writes: Holbrooke Is the Right Man to Steer Pakistan and Afghanistan 17 May 2009



The Calculus Behind Obama's Ghana Stopover...
The Calculus Behind Obama's Ghana Stopover 17 May 2009



Paraguay RPCV Ted Henry prepares to sign off as WEWS...
Paraguay RPCV Ted Henry prepares to sign off as WEWS newsman 17 May 2009



Paraguay RPCV Ted Henry eflects on 40 years in broadcasting...
Paraguay RPCV Ted Henry eflects on 40 years in broadcasting 17 May 2009



Hayward High students benefiting from teacher's world of experience of...
Hayward High students benefiting from teacher's world of experience of former Liberia Country Director Dr. Charles Martin 18 May 2009



Brian Carroll wins Peace Corps and Glimpse Short Story Contest on the Global Food Crisis
The Gambia Peace Corps Volunteer Brian Carroll wins Peace Corps and Glimpse Short Story Contest on the Global Food Crisis 18 May 2009



Democrat to try to unseat Dodd
Democrat to try to unseat Dodd 18 May 2009



James A. Bever, Director, Afghanistan-Pakistan Task Force says: We...
James A. Bever, Director, Afghanistan-Pakistan Task Force says: We recruit former Peace Corps Volunteers and former military - especially civil affairs specialists -- through their formal and informal publications and associations 19 May 2009



Costa Rica RPCV Peter S. Ronchi accused of killing pregnant...
Costa Rica RPCV Peter S. Ronchi accused of killing pregnant lover 19 May 2009



An Interview with Former TIME Magazine Correspondent Barry Hillenbrand
An Interview with Ethiopia RPCV Barry Hillenbrand, Former TIME Magazine Correspondent 19 May 2009



Ethiopia RPCV Barry Hillenbrand is a Former TIME Magazine Correspondent...
Ethiopia RPCV Barry Hillenbrand is a Former TIME Magazine Correspondent 19 May 2009



Pakistan RPCV Fred Stottlemyer brings safe water to Honduran communities...
Pakistan RPCV Fred Stottlemyer brings safe water to Honduran communities 19 May 2009



Katharine Duderstadt was Westinghouse finalist
Hungary RPCV Katharine Duderstadt was Westinghouse finalist 19 May 2009



From Bill Moyers' Journal on PBS: President Obama was burned...
From Bill Moyers' Journal on PBS: President Obama was burned in effigy in Pakistan the other day 19 May 2009



Scull Drive to be dedicated to Tunisia RPCV Gary Scull...
Scull Drive to be dedicated to Tunisia RPCV Gary Scull 19 May 2009



Inspector General David Kotz led an expedition to Bolivia
Peace Corps Inspector General David Kotz led an expedition to Bolivia with experts from the National Park Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation and bone-sniffing dogs to search for Walter Poirier III 20 May 2009



John Coyne writes: RPCVs Rally Around Frank Fountain
John Coyne writes: RPCVs Rally Around Frank Fountain (India 1966-68) For Peace Corps Director 20 May 2009



Linda Hatch wins Seat on Chino Valley Town Council
Peru RPCV Linda Hatch wins Seat on Chino Valley Town Council 20 May 2009



Zambia RPCV Jennifer (Jo) Opdyke Wilhelm. is an ecologist for...
Zambia RPCV Jennifer (Jo) Opdyke Wilhelm. is an ecologist for the King County (Seattle) Department of Natural Resources and Parks 20 May 2009



Chris Matthews is Modern-Day St. Francis
Chris Matthews, Modern-Day St. Francis 20 May 2009



Laurence Leamer writes: The Birth of the Bold New Peace Corps
Laurence Leamer writes: The Birth of the Bold New Peace Corps 20 May 2009



Laurence Leamer writes: The Birth of the Bold New Peace Corps
Laurence Leamer writes: The Birth of the Bold New Peace Corps 20 May 2009



Annika Hipple writes: My family and I had a small taste of fame visiting Benin
Annika Hipple writes: My family and I had a small taste of fame when we visited my brother Andreas halfway through his stint as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin 21 May 2009



Micah Lemons writes: An English teacher in Kazakhstan
Micah Lemons writes: An English teacher in Kazakhstan 21 May 2009



Damian Wampler's play Twin Towers opens in NYC
The world premiere of Kyrgyzstan RPCV Damian Wampler's play Twin Towers will be presented as part of The Planet Connections Theater Festivity 21 May 2009



Arthur Orr accepts raise as State Senator in Alabama
Nepal RPCV Arthur Orr accepts raise as State Senator in Alabama, but has released information detailing the charities and programs in his district on which he has spent the money 21 May 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer "My Peace Corps Adventure starts NOW!!!" writes...
Peace Corps Volunteer "My Peace Corps Adventure starts NOW!!!" writes: Recently, our Country Director sent us an email to clarify a few things regarding Early Termination 21 May 2009



Michael Volpe learns that DC is networking capital
South Africa RPCV Michael Volpe is learning that the nation's capital is also the networking capital and if you don't know the right people, landing a job can be daunting 21 May 2009



Swaziland RPCV Dr. Christopher Hoffman is coming from South Africa...
Swaziland RPCV Dr. Christopher Hoffman is coming from South Africa and Swaziland to show slides and talk about his professional work as a physician and more importantly his work with community groups to financially support assistance to AIDS orphans to have enough money to go to school 21 May 2009



Mike Tidwell arrested in Climate Change Protest
Mike Tidwell arrested in Climate Change Protest 21 May 2009



John Rapley writes: Peru's economy strong under Toledo
John Rapley writes: Peru's macroeconomic indicators performed very well during Toledo's term of office yet the gains of growth did not spread widely among Peruvians, and the poor wondered what was in it for them 21 May 2009



Ben Smith writes: Dodd to Head Peace Corps?
Ben Smith writes: Dodd to Head Peace Corps? 22 May 2009



Roberta Mahoney to head USAID Mission in Albania
Fiji RPCV Roberta Mahoney was recently promoted to director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Albania 22 May 2009



Peace Corps Volunteer Life with Evo writes: I'm So Out...
Peace Corps Volunteer Life with Evo writes: I'm So Out Of My Element I'm In It 22 May 2009



Andrew Marinelli shares adventures with students
Niger RPCV Andrew Marinelli shares adventures with students 22 May 2009



John Garamendi front runner in California primary
John Garamendi upsets the California primary lineup 22 May 2009



Guy Consolmagno debunks "Angels & Demons"
Guy Consolmagno debunks "Angels & Demons" 22 May 2009



Jenny Price writes: Why Doyle Could Lose
Jenny Price writes: Why Doyle Could Lose 22 May 2009



Al Kamen writes: New management strcuture at PC HQ?
Al Kamen writes: There here may be a new management configuration for the Peace Corps 22 May 2009



Obama praises Dodd at credit card signing
Obama praises Dodd at credit card signing ceremony 22 May 2009



Obama Stumps For Dodd
Obama Stumps For Dodd 22 May 2009



Rich Friedman makes pedal-powered trek across our colorful country
Rich Friedman and four other Philippines RPCVs make a pedal-powered trek across our colorful country 23 May 2009



Who are the Candidates for Peace Corps Director?
Who are the Candidates for Peace Corps Director? 24 May 2009



Who are the Candidates for Peace Corps Director?
Who are the Candidates for Peace Corps Director? 24 May 2009



James Arena-DeRosa is New England Regional Director of Peace...
James Arena-DeRosa is New England Regional Director of Peace Corps 24 May 2009



Micah Lemons writes: War Memorials in Kazakhstan
Micah Lemons writes: War Memorials and Bureacracy in Kazakhstan 24 May 2009



Environmental Effects of French Nuclear Testing in the Pacific...
Environmental Effects of French Nuclear Testing in the Pacific 24 May 2009



Bill Moyers writes: The Health Industry
Bill Moyers writes: How Can We Expect an Industry That Profits from Disease and Sickness to Police Itself? 24 May 2009



Jennifer Silvera chronicles grief and survival
Honduras RPCV Jennifer Silvera chronicles grief and survival after death of husband 25 May 2009



Erik Heinonen uses Frisbee with children in Moldova
In Bravicea, Moldova, an odd thing draws Peace Corps worker Erik Heinonen together with the children: a Frisbee 25 May 2009



Cristinal Kessler was PCV in Honduras Kenya and Seychelles
Cristinal Kessler and her husband were Peace Corps Volunteers for five years in Honduras, Kenya and the Seychelles 26 May 2009



Dr. Kevin M. Denny bonds with Malawi
Dr. Kevin M. Denny bonds with Malawi 26 May 2009



Hrvoje Moric writes: Ariunaa Brings Mongolia to Switzerland
Mongolia RPCV Hrvoje Moric writes: Ariunaa Brings Mongolia to Switzerland 26 May 2009



Neal Gottlieb is passionate about more than just ice cream
Morocco RPCV Neal Gottlieb is passionate about more than just ice cream: He offsets Three Twins' carbon emissions, composts, and uses only organic ingredients 26 May 2009



On behalf of Kelsey Bilodeau, a Peace Corps Volunteer in...
On behalf of Kelsey Bilodeau, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, west Africa, thank-you to Liz Barrett's third-grade class 26 May 2009



Peace Corps' Roadmap for the Future
Peace Corps Transition Team writes: A Roadmap for the Peace Corps' Future 26 May 2009



Peace Corps' Roadmap for the Future
Peace Corps Transition Team Gives Obama a Roadmap for the Future 26 May 2009



April Rebert returned last month from a two-year assignment...
April Rebert returned last month from a two-year assignment with the Peace Corps in Guatemala 27 May 2009



Dodd improves but still trails
Dodd improves, but still trails 27 May 2009



Chris Shays honored at Fulbright Awards Dinner
Former U.S. Congressman Christopher Shays and international education leader Betsi Shays at the One To World Fulbright Awards Dinner on June 4th at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City 27 May 2009



Katie Mader encourages people to eat more fruits
Katie Mader is a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and part of a team that teaches cooking classes to encourage people in the area to eat more fruits and vegetables 28 May 2009



Michael O'Hanlon writes: Dealing with North Korea
Michael O'Hanlon writes: Dealing with North Korea 28 May 2009



Joe Swain is organic burrito aficionado
Madagascar RPCV Joe Swain is a humanitarian, environmentalist and organic burrito aficionado 28 May 2009



Rick Welsh Promoted to Professor at Clarkson University
Philippines RPCV Rick Welsh Promoted to Professor at Clarkson University 28 May 2009



RPCVs in Vermont push for funds
Peace Corps volunteers in Vermont push for funds 28 May 2009



Carol J. Horning is New USAID Guyana Mission Director
Morocco RPCV Carol J. Horning is New USAID Guyana Mission Director 29 May 2009



Frank Fountain is a Compassionate Leader
Frank Fountain is a Compassionate and Connected Leader 29 May 2009



Bruce Cumings writes: Missed Opportunities for Demilitizaration
Bruce Cumings writes: Latest North Korea Provocations Stem from Missed US Opportunities for Demilitizaration 29 May 2009



Robert Ament writes: Our town bankrupted by indecision
Senegal RPCV Robert Ament writes: Our town of Irondequoit , New York is being bankrupted by indecision 29 May 2009



Thanks Mayor Hardberger for job well done
Thanks, Mayor Hardberger, for job well done 29 May 2009



Obituary for Peace Corps Staff Member Henry Helgen Jr.
Obituary for Peace Corps Staff Member Henry Helgen Jr. 29 May 2009



Carla Seidl writes The Sophisticated Savage
Azerbaijan RPCV Carla Seidl writes The Sophisticated Savage, an anthropological memoir that follows the author, then-Harvard-student Carla Seidl, to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, where she meets a local surfer named Fredy who tells her he used to be a cannibal in the Amazon Jungle 30 May 2009



Mateo Johnson is now serving as a Peace Corps volunteer...
Mateo Johnson is now serving as a Peace Corps volunteer, helping develop water sources in Panama 30 May 2009



Over 80 USA volunteers will be in Swaziland
Over 80 USA volunteers will be in Swaziland by year-end 30 May 2009



Henry Pelifian writes: Making of the Permanent Ugly American
Thailand RPCV Henry Pelifian writes: Making of the Permanent Ugly American 30 May 2009



Jamie Rhein writes: Return from the Gambia
Jamie Rhein writes: Of all the experiences I've had in life, nothing was more strong than that move back to the U.S. from The Gambia, looking for a place to land where I would feel comfortable and thrive 30 May 2009



Joe Stangl has been living in Zambia as a Peace...
Joe Stangl has been living in Zambia as a Peace Corps Volunteer for over a year now 30 May 2009



Larry J. Pitman writes: Thank you for your Service
Bolivia RPCV Larry J. Pitman writes: Thank you for your Service 31 May 2009



Maya Moore combines forest recovery with butterfly farming
Madagascar RPCV and lepidopterist Maya Moore has helped to develop an inspired project which combines forest recovery with butterfly farming 31 May 2009



Philip Nix retires as headmaster of Day School
Nigeria RPCV Philip Nix to retire as founding headmaster of Sonoma Country Day School 31 May 2009



Frank Schell writes: Life and Death in Swat Valley
India RPCV Frank Schell writes: Life and Death in Swat Valley 31 May 2009



Phil Hardberger left his mark on San Antonio
A dynamic mayor, Phil Hardberger, left his mark 31 May 2009