The Peace Corps in Hawaii: Past, Present and Future


This is a listing of older East-West Center events (newer listed first).  See Events to get the list of current or upcoming events.

When: May 20 2016 - 5:00pm until May 20 2016 - 7:00pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall, Room 4005

Carrie Hessler-Radelet, the 19th Director of the Peace Corps, was sworn in on June 25, 2014, having served as acting and deputy director from 2010–14. She has led historic reforms to modernize and strengthen the Peace Corps to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, including efforts to revitalize the volunteer recruitment, application, and selection process which resulted in record-breaking application numbers in 2015. She has also helped to forge innovative strategic partnerships, such as Let Girls Learn, an all-government collaboration with First Lady Michelle Obama to expand adolescent girls’ access to education around the world, and the Global Health Service Partnership, which sends physicians and nurses to teach in developing countries.

Coming from a four-generation Peace Corps family, Hessler-Radelet began her career in international development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Western Samoa (1981–83).  After leaving the Peace Corps, she went on to spend the next two decades in public health work, focusing on HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health. As vice president and director of the Washington, DC office of John Snow Inc., she oversaw health programs in more than 85 countries. She was also actively involved in establishing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.  Hessler-Radelet holds a Master of Science in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a BA in political science from Boston University.

The talk will run from 5:00-6:00 pm with reception to follow

Free admission; Limited seating
RSVP by Tuesday, May 17,  2016
Contact: 944-7111 or
Please pay $6 at the kiosk on East-West Road. Parking is available on the lawn between Burns Hall and Hale Manoa.

Co-sponsored by the East-West Center, Peace Corps, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawaii and Office of Civic & Community Engagement (University of Hawaii).

Primary Contact Info:
Phone: 808-944-7111