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USD Celebrates Fifty Years of the Peace Corps

The University of San Diego will host “The Peace Corps: 50 Years of Changing Lives” on November Thursday, 18, 2010 at Institute for Peace & Justice. A panel of returned Peace Corps volunteers and former staff will speak to the ways that Peace Corps service has affected their lives and those of the people around them. Peace Corps representatives will be on hand during a reception following the panel presentation, to provide information about serving in the Peace Corps.

This event, part of International Education Week, is co-sponsored by the San Diego Peace Corps Association and The Los Angeles Regional Office of Peace Corps.  Also joining in the celebration are the University of San Diego’s Career Services, Community Service-Learning, and Mission & Ministry.

WHO: Moderator:
Charles Reilly, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Peacebuilding
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
Director, Peace Corps, Guatemala, 1998 – 2003

Panelists:
Sofia Javed
Peace Writer
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Editor and Production Manager
Trafficking in Persons Report, U.S. Department of State Uzbekistan, 2002 – 2004

John Loggins
Associate Director
Center for Community Service-Learning
Jamaica, 1996 – 1998??   
                               
Dustin Sharp, JD
Assistant Professor
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies and
Senior Program Officer?
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Guinea, 1996 – 1998
               
Marjorie Zhou
Registrar
University of San Diego School of Law
Thailand, 1970 – 1973

WHAT: A panel of returned Peace Corps volunteers and former staff will speak to the ways that Peace Corps service has affected their lives and those of the people around them.

WHERE: University of San Diego
Institute for Peace & Justice Theater
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA

WHEN: Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

This event is open to the public and the press. Please RSVP to alung@peacecorps.gov or phone at (310) 356-1102.


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.

Contact:

Jeryldine Saville
jsaville@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4786