American University’s Alumni Association, School of International Service, and University Library are proud to present “Waging Peace Through a Lifetime of Service.” This event will celebrate the launch of American University’s Peace Corps Community Archive.
“Waging Peace Through a Lifetime of Service” features:
- An interactive symposium consisting of several short presentations from AU community members whose lives have been enriched by the Peace Corps as well as tables displaying Peace Corps archive pieces the University has collected thus far, and
- A reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, where attendees and symposium participants may discuss the significance of the Peace Corps Community Archive and celebrate American University’s strong partnership with the Peace Corps.
The symposium will feature a number of engaging speakers, which will include the following (in alphabetical order
- Shannon Alston, AU MA, International Peace and Conflict Resolution '14 (expected)
- Esther Benjamin, SIS/MA ’92, CAS/MA ’95, Associate Director for Global Operations, Peace Corps
- Charles “Chic” Dambach, Peace Builder and Author
- Nancy Davenport, AU University Librarian
- Congressman Sam Farr, California's 20th District
- Tom Lent, Adjunct Professor, School of Education, Teaching and Health, AU College of Arts and Sciences
- James Goldgeier, PhD, Dean, AU School of International Service
- Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, Foreign Policy Advisor and Commentator
- Shelby Lane, AU Dual MA, International Peace and Conflict Resolution; Teaching Secondary Education '14 (expected)
- Robert Pastor, PhD, Professor, AU School of International Service; Director of the Center of North American Studies; Co-Director of the Center for Democracy and Election Management
- Colman McCarthy, Adjunct Professor, AU School of International Service; Director for the Center for Teaching Peace
- Pape Samb, SPA/MPA ’11, President and CEO Phelps Stokes Fund
- Bob Schlehuber, AU MA, International Peace and Conflict Resolution '14 (expected)
- Susan Shepler, PhD, Assistant Professor, AU School of International Service
- Ambassador Dane F. Smith, Jr., PhD, Adjunct Professor, AU School of International Service
- Judy Smith, Docent, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
- Esther Spindler, AU MS, Development Management '14 (expected)
- Pat Wand, AU University Librarian Emerita and Adjunct Professor
- Elizabeth Worden, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Teaching, and Health, AU College of Arts and Sciences
While the event is open to all, we highly encourage the following audiences to take advantage of this unique event:
Complimentary parking is available in the garage below the School of International Service Building and across the street in the Nebraska Avenue lot.
For those of you who are not able to attend, join us from the comfort of your computer via UStream
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This event is free and open to the public. Online registration for this event has closed, but walk-ins are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.