1991: CHRISTOPHER WEST served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in POLAND in BIALYSTOK beginning in 1991

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1991: CHRISTOPHER WEST served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in POLAND in BIALYSTOK beginning in 1991

1991: CHRISTOPHER WEST served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in POLAND in BIALYSTOK beginning in 1991

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer CHRISTOPHER WEST can be contacted at westchris1aaoldcom

Country of Service: POLAND

Training Group: IV

Cities you served in: BIALYSTOK

Arrival Year: 1991

Departure Year: 1994

Work Description:

Business & Economic Development Advisor responsible for the monitoring and creating of projects and programs related to commercial development by training staff members from various groups in modern methods of telecommunications and business operations. Assisted in the economic transformation of the micro-economic system from a centralized to a free-market system. Liaison with the World Bank, USAID and British Know How Fund and the German Marshall Fund.
Additional advisor work included liaison coordination for the National Bishops Conference and local centers and the development of a board of directors in planning reorganization of the community airport into a commercial-travel spot.

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:

Travels with Polish teams to Denmark, Germany, Lithuana and the Netherlands.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

MBA degree completed.
Center for International Studies by the Disabled non-profit educational organization online - founder.
Adjunct faculty member
2004 Webster International University
2007 Washington University in St.Louis
Doctoral Dissertation
PAL:PQPQN Poland at Law:Pragmatic Quid-Pro-Quo Nostrification
*** met spouse in Poland-still married

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Never gave any long-term thoughts to maintaining contacts, so that some ideas on the subject coming into country would have been helpful...like
Keep a diary of names and addresses.
Maybe see about transfer of credit from your university to the local U. to maybe take some courses locally or become aware of the higher education system.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Any RPCV or PC staff linked to Lublin, Poland.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Take pictures and take names - diary of addresses and telephone numbers - persons and places. Try to get college credit before, during and after you leave country.

Originally posted: October 21, 2007

Related Links:

Peace Corps Annual Report: 1991; Peace Corps Poland; Directory of Poland RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Poland RPCVs

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