PEACE CORPS - NOTED ALUMNI

When The World Calls: The Inside Story Of The Peace Corps And Its First Fifty Years

When The World Calls:
The Inside Story Of The Peace Corps
And Its First Fifty Years

by Stanley Meisler

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Peace Corps Host Countries | Peace Corps Noted Alumni

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AFRICA REGION
COUNTRY ALUMNI DESCRIPTION
Benin Dan Carney Business Week reporter
Harry Birnholz Niger anti-corruption chief
Botswana
Burkina Faso Richard Roth ambassador to Senegal
Donald Clark AID mission director
Burundi
Cameroon Christopher Hill ambassador to Iraq
Susana Herrera writer
Mary-Ann Tirone Smith writer
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Republic of
Cote d'Ivoire Richard Greene AID official
Robert Haas Levi Strauss board Chairman
Lillian Baer African Consultants International founder
Tony DíSouza novelist
DR Congo (formerly Zaire) Mike Tidwell environmentalist and writer
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia Paul Tsongas U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
John Garamendi U.S. Representative from California
Mildred Taylor writer
Richard Lipez detective novel writer (writing as Richard Stevenson)
John Coyne novelist
Michael McCaskey Chicago Bears chairman
Henry Muller Time editorial director
Dane Smith ambassador to Senegal and Guinea
Karen De Witt ABC News producer
Gabon
Ghana Ken Hackett Catholic Relief Services president
Arnold Zeitlin writer and journalist
Matthew Patrick Massachusetts legislator
Guinea
Guinea‑Bissau Jonathan Weisman Wall Street Journal White House correspondent
Kenya Samuel Gillespie III Exxon Mobil executive
Wilber James co-founder of RockPort Capital Partners
Rob Ryan board chairman of Ten Thousand Villages
Tony Silard Global Education Partnership founder
Leon Dash professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter
Lesotho George Drake Grinnell College president
Liberia Philip Margolin writer
Priscilla & Thomas Wrubel Nature Company founders
Larry Palmer Inter-American Foundation president
Madagascar
Malawi Paul Theroux novelist and travel writer
Gordon Radley Lucasfilms president
Michelle Press Scientific American managing editor
Leo Higdon Jr. Connecticut College president
Robert Blackwill ambassador to India
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia Jeremy Waldron travel writer
Lisa Wasilewski cellulose nutritional supplement inventor
Niger Catherine Bowman writer
Meg Garlinghouse humanitarian organization official
Arlene Mitchell UN World Food Program executive
Nigeria Don McConnell ambassador to Eritrea
Gerald Durley missionary church pastor
Jeswald Salacuse Tufts law professor
Rwanda R. Niels Marquardt ambassador to Madagascar
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal Steve Driehaus U.S. Representative from Ohio
Richard Boucher Assistant Secretary of State
Kathleen Ingley Arizona Republic reporter
Howard Seftel Arizona Republic restaurant critic
Gary Engelberg Africa Consultants International co-founder
Joyce Neu Kroc Institute of Peace executive director
Seychelles
Sierra Leone Thomas Hull III ambassador to Sierra Leone
Loren Jenkins Foreign Editor of National Public Radio (NPR)
Martin Puryear sculptor
David S. Gelman CattleSale Co. CEO
Somalia Thomas Petri U.S. Representative from Wisconsin
R. Barrie Walkley ambassador to Gabon
Robert Laird New York Daily News editor
Charles Baquet international programs director, Xavier of Louisiana
South Africa
Sudan
Swaziland Chris Mathews television commentator
Reed Hastings Netflix founder
Fred OíRegan executive director, International Fund for Animal Welfare
Tanzania Robert Taft Governor of Ohio
Johnnie Carson Assistant Secretary of State
Edmund Blair Bolles writer
Leonard Levitt writer
Stephen Beaver associate dean, Thunderbird school of international studies
The Gambia Michael Ward U.S. Representative from Kentucky
Heather Buckmaster Oklahoma Beef Council executive director
Togo Peggy Anderson author
George Packard New Yorker writer
Peter Lefcourt television writer
Ann & Michael Moore Snugli & Airlift company CEOs
Jim Morrill Charlotte Observer reporter
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
EUROPE, MEDITERRANEAN, & ASIA REGION
COUNTRY ALUMNI DESCRIPTION
Afghanistan Thomas Gouttierre Univ. of Nebraska (Omaha) dean of international studies
John Greisberger University of Michigan international center director
Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Cambodia
China Peter Hessler writer
Cyprus
Czech Republic
East Timor
Estonia (Baltics)
Georgia
Hungary
India Ron Tschetter Peace Corps Director
Joel Shapiro sculptor
Edward Dolby Family Dollar Stores director
Frank Guzzetta Ralph Lauren Home president
Michael Maidenberg publisher
Carl Pope Sierra Club executive director
Gordon Smith museum chairman
Iran Donna Shalala Univ. of Miami President & Sec. of Health & Human Services
Peter Sinton San Francisco Chronicle senior writer
Peter Russel Academy for Education Development chairman
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Latvia (Baltics)
Libya Cameron Hume ambassador to Indonesia, South Africa and Algeria
Lithuania (Baltics)
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco Gordon Gray ambassador to Tunisia
Barbara Ferris founder of International Womenís Democracy Center
Sarah Chayes writer and humanitarian aide official
Nepal James Walsh U.S. Representative from New York
Broughton Coburn writer
Laurence Leamer writer
Gene George AID mission director
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines Parker Borg ambassador to Mali and Iceland
Thomas Dine Radio Free Europe president, domestic
Poland
Romania Lisa Fisher Cazacu writer
Annabelle Townson writer
Russia
Slovak Republic
South Korea Gregory Engle ambassador to Togo
Robert Mowry museum curator
Richard Wiley writer
Nancy Kelly Health Volunteers Overseas executive director
Sri Lanka
Thailand Tony Hall U.S. Representative from Ohio
Darryl Johnson ambassador to Thailand
Kevin Quigley National Peace Corps Assn. President
Thomas Tighe Direct Relief International CEO
Tex Boggs Western Wyoming Community College president
Brady J. Deaton University of Missouri (Columbia) chancellor
Tunisia Jim Doyle Governor of Wisconsin
Julius Nimmons University of District of Columbia president
Jody Olsen Peace Corps Deputy Director
Turkey Richard Erdman ambassador to Algeria
Kent Haruf writer
Ginny Kirkwood inn and resort owner
James Kouzes writer
Elaine Jones NAACP Legal Defense Fund president
Marianne Leach CARE executive
Jerry Leach World Affairs Councils president
Sarah Parker North Carolina Supreme Court Justice
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Yemen
INTER-AMERICA & PACIFIC REGION
COUNTRY ALUMNI DESCRIPTION
Argentina
Belize Frank Almaguer ambassador to Honduras
Bolivia Robert Gelbard Assistant Secretary of State
David Greenlee ambassador to Bolivia and Paraguay
Taylor Hackford film producer
Joseph Lown Mayor of San Angelo, Texas
Brazil Patricia Cloherty US Russia Investment Fund chairman
Tomas Belsky artist
Richard Goughnour AID mission director
William Reese International Youth Foundation CEO
Terry Peterson Deputy Secretary of Education
Chile Tom Scanlon Benchmarks founder
Colombia Sam Farr U.S. Representative from California
John Keane ambassador to Paraguay
Robert McCormack Citicorp executive
Maureen Orth Vanity Fair writer
Joann La Perla-Morales Middlesex County College president
Raymond Burghardt American Institute of Taiwan chairman
Cook Islands
Costa Rica Josh Friedman Newsday correspondent and Columbia professor
Dominican Republic Aaron Williams Peace Corps Director
Chris Dodd U.S. Senator from Connecticut
Al Kamen Washington Post columnist
Jonathan Lash World Resources Institute president
Joe Acaba NASA specialist
Eastern Caribbean* Bob Shacochis writer
Tod Satterthwaite Mayor of Urbana, Illinois
Ecuador Ann OíHanlon Washington Post reporter
James Lyons Sr. Maryland Secretary of Higher Education
Moritz Thomsen writer
El Salvador Mark Schneider Peace Corps director & International Crisis Group executive
Mike Honda U.S. Representative from California
Fiji Christopher Shays U.S. Representative from Connecticut
Kathy Tierney Sur La Table executive
Theodore Celeste Ohio legislator
Guatemala Carol Bellamy Peace Corps Director and UNICEF executive director
Mark Brazaitis writer
John Earhart Global Environment Fund Management Corp. CEO
Patricia Buckles AID mission director
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras James Mack exec. sec., Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
Jan Guifarro Colgate Palmolive executive
Drew Days Yale Law professor
Indonesia
Jamaica
Kiribati
Malaysia Robert Fitts ambassador to Papua New Guinea
Richard (Kinky) Friedman writer
John Stackhouse New York Supreme Court Judge
Robert Pastor National Security Council official
Marshall Islands Elisa Long Pennsylvania public defender
Mexico
Micronesia (including Palau) Cathy Woolard CARE executive
Dan McAllister San Diego treasurer
Roland Merullo writer
Nicaragua
Niue
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay Dan Chace fund manager
Dwight A. Roberts CEO of US Rice Producers Assn.
Ken Roberts Department of Agriculture official
Thomas Murphy Jr. Mayor of Pittsburgh
Peru Vicki Huddleston ambassador to Mali
Hugh Pickens Peace Corps Online director
Ron Arias writer
Charlie Clifford Tumi luggage founder
Frederic Poses Centex & Raytheon executive
M. Peter McPherson Michigan State University president & Dow Jones chairman
Robert Trumble Kent State dean
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Suriname
Tonga
Tuvalu
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Venezuela Alberto Ibarguen Knight Foundation president
*including Anguilla, Antigua‑Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada and Cariaccou, Montserrat, St. Kitts‑Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent‑Grenadines, & Turks‑Caicos

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