NorCalPCA President moderates discussion with U.S. Peace Corps Director, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, and Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry at the Commonwealth Club on September 15, 2016

Thursday September 15, 2016

Listen to the full discussion:  on Thursday, September 15 , the Commonwealth Club of California in association with NorCalPCA presented “Let It Begin Here:  Peace Corps and Problem-Solving at the Last Mile” with the U.S. Peace Corps Director, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, and Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry.  Our own NorCalPCA President, Lie Njie, moderated the program.



Listen to the full discussion here:

With contrasting backgrounds of peace and war, PC Director Hessler-Radelet and Ambassador Eikenberry engaged the audience in a dynamic, informational conversation on the power of relationships in international development.


Peace Corps Director Hessler-Radelet served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Samoa, Executive Director to Special Olympics in The Gambia, HIV/AIDS Advisor in Indonesia, and Vice President and Director of the DC office for John Snow, Inc. before President Obama appointed her as the U.S. Peace Corps Director.

Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general who had commanded and held staff positions in airborne, ranger, and mechanized infantry units in the U.S., Korea, and Europe, before serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan, and his appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan.  Ambassador Eikenberry is now the Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow, Director of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative, and faculty member at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University.  He is a Stanford University Professor of Practice, and an affiliate at the FSI Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law, Center for International Security Cooperation and The Europe Center.

Learn from these two leaders how about the power of problem-solving at the last mile:

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