2009.02.05: February 5, 2009: Headlines: COS - Indonesia: Expansion: Diplomacy: State Department Daily Press Briefings: In written answers to questions from Secretary Clinton confirmation hearing, the Secretary talked about wanting to reopen the Peace Corps program in Indonesia

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Indonesia: Peace Corps Indonesia: Peace Corps Indonesia: Newest Stories: 2009.02.18: February 18, 2009: Headlines: COS - Indonesia: Diplomacy: Expansion: AP: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces Peace Corps operations expected to resume in Indonesia after a long absence : 2009.02.07: February 7, 2009: Headlines: COS - Indonesia: Expansion: Antara News: Peace Corps may resume Program in Indonesia : 2009.02.05: February 5, 2009: Headlines: COS - Indonesia: Expansion: Diplomacy: State Department Daily Press Briefings: In written answers to questions from Secretary Clinton confirmation hearing, the Secretary talked about wanting to reopen the Peace Corps program in Indonesia

By Admin1 (admin) (151.196.6.74) on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 5:45 pm: Edit Post

In written answers to questions from Secretary Clinton confirmation hearing, the Secretary talked about wanting to reopen the Peace Corps program in Indonesia

In written answers to questions from Secretary Clinton confirmation hearing, the Secretary talked about wanting to reopen the Peace Corps program in Indonesia

Well, thatís certainly something that the Secretary will be looking at. I canít give you anything certain about whether we will be able to do that and when. But she certainly is looking at that and wants to continue to look at it to see if we can indeed do that.

In written answers to questions from Secretary Clinton confirmation hearing, the Secretary talked about wanting to reopen the Peace Corps program in Indonesia

Robert Wood
Acting Spokesman
Daily Press Briefing
February 5, 2009

[Excerpt]

QUESTION: Okay. And one more thing, just on Indonesia. In written answers to questions from her confirmation hearing, the Secretary talked about wanting to reopen the Peace Corps program in Indonesia, which was shut down after only two years in the mid Ď60s. Is that something that sheís going to be looking at?

MR. WOOD: Well, thatís certainly something that the Secretary will be looking at. I canít give you anything certain about whether we will be able to do that and when. But she certainly is looking at that and wants to continue to look at it to see if we can indeed do that.

QUESTION: Robert.

MR. WOOD: James.

QUESTION: Thereís already been a lot of speculation online and elsewhere about why Secretary Clinton chose for her first foreign trip the Far East. In your own words.

MR. WOOD: Well, look, Asia is, as I mentioned, a very important part of the world. Itís growing in size, in influence, prosperity. In terms of the Administrationís overall approach to travel, the Secretary felt that going to Asia would send a tremendous signal to Asia and others in the world of the importance of Asia, particularly to our foreign policy agenda. And thatís the basic reason. Itís an important part of the world. Itís a very strategic part of the world. And itís logical for the Secretary to want to go there. And the fact that sheís going to, you know, Asia as her first trip, I think it is very significant.




Links to Related Topics (Tags):

Headlines: February, 2009; Peace Corps Indonesia; Directory of Indonesia RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Indonesia RPCVs; Expansion; Diplomacy





When this story was posted in February 2009, this was on the front page of PCOL:




Peace Corps Online The Independent News Forum serving Returned Peace Corps Volunteers RSS Feed

 Site Index Search PCOL with Google Contact PCOL Recent Posts Bulletin Board Open Discussion RPCV Directory Register

PCOL's Candidate for Peace Corps Director Date: December 2 2008 No: 1288 PCOL's Candidate for Peace Corps Director
Honduras RPCV Jon Carson, 33, presided over thousands of workers as national field director for the Obama campaign and said the biggest challenge -- and surprise -- was the volume of volunteer help, including more than 15,000 "super volunteers," who were a big part of what made Obama's campaign so successful. PCOL endorses Jon Carson as the man who can revitalize the Peace Corps, bring it into the internet age, and meet Obama's goal of doubling the size of the Peace Corps by 2011.

Director Ron Tschetter:  The PCOL Interview Date: December 9 2008 No: 1296 Director Ron Tschetter: The PCOL Interview
Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter sat down for an in-depth interview to discuss the evacuation from Bolivia, political appointees at Peace Corps headquarters, the five year rule, the Peace Corps Foundation, the internet and the Peace Corps, how the transition is going, and what the prospects are for doubling the size of the Peace Corps by 2011. Read the interview and you are sure to learn something new about the Peace Corps. PCOL previously did an interview with Director Gaddi Vasquez.

Jan 24, 2009: RPCVs March in Inauguration Date: January 25 2009 No: 1309 Jan 24, 2009: RPCVs March in Inauguration
Peace Corps Community marches in Inaugural Parade 20 Jan
Jane Albritton writes: Memories of Maury Albertson 18 Jan
Sarah Chayes writes: Failing Afghanistan 15 Dec
Volunteers in Guinea are Safe 23 Dec
Jim Walsh reflects on 20 years of service 28 Dec
Public service in Driehaus' blood 3 Jan
An Interview with Kathleen Stephens 3 Jan
Robert P. Cristo returns to Nigeria 4 Jan
Sarah Holt makes 2,663-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail 5 Jan
Zophia Kneiss is metal sculptor 11 Jan
Harris Wofford is Godfather of National Service 12 Jan
Melanie Edwards founds Mobile Metrix 14 Jan
Jody Olsen Named PC Acting Director 16 Jan
Lawrence Leamer writes: Obama betrays the Peace Corps? 18 Jan
George Packer writes: Obama's Inaugural Address 20 Jan
Obama going to do something great for Peace Corps 21 Jan
John Bridgeland writes: Volunteer to Save the Economy 22 Jan
Foy Spicer writes: Electricity as a scarcity 23 Jan
Carl Pope to Step Down as Sierra Club Chief 23 Jan
James Rupert writes: US Missile Attacks Kill 15 24 Jan
Jeffrey Tayler writes "Murderers in Mausoleums" 25 Jan
Read more stories from January 2009 and December 2008.

Some PCVs return to Bolivia on their own Date: October 23 2008 No: 1279 Some PCVs return to Bolivia on their own
Peace Corps has withdrawn all volunteers from Bolivia because of "growing instability" and the expulsion of US Ambassador Philip Goldberg after Bolivian President Evo Morales accused the American government of inciting violence in the country. This is not the first controversy surrounding Goldberg's tenure as US ambassador to Bolivia. Latest: Some volunteers have returned to Bolivia on their own to complete their projects.

PCVs Evacuated from Georgia Date: August 19 2008 No: 1254 PCVs Evacuated from Georgia
The Peace Corps has announced that all Volunteers and trainees serving in the Republic of Georgia are safe and they have been temporarily relocated to neighboring Armenia. Read the analysis by one RPCV on how Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili believed that he could launch a lightning assault on South Ossetia and reclaim the republic without substantial grief from Moscow and that Saakashvili's statements once the war began demonstrated that he expected real Western help in confronting Russia.



Read the stories and leave your comments.








Some postings on Peace Corps Online are provided to the individual members of this group without permission of the copyright owner for the non-profit purposes of criticism, comment, education, scholarship, and research under the "Fair Use" provisions of U.S. Government copyright laws and they may not be distributed further without permission of the copyright owner. Peace Corps Online does not vouch for the accuracy of the content of the postings, which is the sole responsibility of the copyright holder.

Story Source: State Department Daily Press Briefings

This story has been posted in the following forums: : Headlines; COS - Indonesia; Expansion; Diplomacy

PCOL42783
22


Add a Message


This is a public posting area. Enter your username and password if you have an account. Otherwise, enter your full name as your username and leave the password blank. Your e-mail address is optional.
Username:  
Password:
E-mail: