Celebrating 60 Years of Service and Friendship – A Conversation with Peace Corps Directors

March 1, 2021, 6-7:30 p.m.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is celebrating 60 years of Peace Corps with a panel discussion including 10 former Peace Corps directors.

Moderated by former UW-Madison Chancellor Donna Shalala, one of the first to serve in Peace Corps (Iran, 1962–1964), these leaders will discuss the role of Peace Corps over the decades, stories of volunteering, changes in the organization, and the legacy of Peace Corps.

This event is made possible through the International Division at UW-Madison. Consider supporting future events and programming by making a gift to the Global Wisconsin Idea Fund!

View a recording of the event!

The live event is over, but you can still watch the discussion on YouTube at the link above!

Meet the Panelists

Donna Shalala

Credentials: Panel Moderator

Jody Olsen

Credentials: 2018-2021

Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Credentials: 2014-2017

Aaron Williams

Credentials: 2009-2012

Ron Tschetter

Credentials: 2006-2009

Gaddi Vasquez

Credentials: 2002-2006

Mark Schneider

Credentials: 1999-2001

Mark Gearan

Credentials: 1995-1999

Carol Bellamy

Credentials: 1993-1995

Elaine Chao

Credentials: 1991-1992

Dick Celeste

Credentials: 1979-1981

Nicholas Craw

Credentials: 1973-1974

This event is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with former directors contributing as private citizens. They are not participating as official representatives of the U.S. Peace Corps.