Past Event

Aaron S. Williams: Peace Corps in the 21st Century - Benefits of Service in the Global Marketplace

Tue, Oct 9 2012 - 12:00pm

Peace Corps in the 21st Century: Benefits of Service in Today’s Global Marketplace

This program is cancelled

Aaron S. Williams, Director, Peace Corps

Many of the inequities that existed half a century ago, such as poverty, disease, illiteracy and hunger, still loom large in much of the world. Today, however, these injustices are often exacerbated by challenges ranging from climate change to malaria to HIV/AIDS. Such complex problems call for innovative solutions, and Williams says Peace Corps volunteers have the creativity, flexibility and, now, technology to contribute to results. These problem-solving skills, coupled with two years spent mastering a new language and adapting to a new culture, help shape volunteers into global citizens prepared to embark on careers in the global marketplace.

MLF: International Relations
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
Cost:
$20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Karen Keefer
Also know: In association with the Northern California Peace Corps Association