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1964: William P. Brandon served in Iran in Shiraz beginning in 1964
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer William P. Brandon can be contacted at wilbrandaemaildunccdedu
Country of Service: Iran
Training Group: 5 (I think)
Cities you served in: Shiraz
Arrival Year: 1964
Departure Year: 1966
Work Description: "Community Development" Year 1 assigned to work in an
Iranian Youth Club; Year 2 I taught at Pahlavi University
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
After earning an M.Sc. at the London School of Economics on my way
back from the Peace Corps, I went to Duke for a PhD in Political Science
and then earned an M.P.H. from the School of Public Health of the
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill during post-doctoral studies.
Since then I have taught & conducted research at several Universities in
the U.S. My focus has mainly been on domestic health policy and health
politics. However, I have maintained a great avocational interest in
Central Asia and will teach a course "Understanding Central Asia" for the
first time this fall. Several years ago I led the first delegation of RPCVs
back to Iran in the first NPCA-Friendship Force collaboration. I would like
to refocus on international/global issues and would love to have a
chance to work abroad.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It changed my life when I was in my 20s and is increasingly important to
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Tim Thomas (who was stationed in Isfahan & in my Iran group)
Originally posted: August 17, 2002
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