50 years of the Peace Corps: Answering President Kennedy's Call to Service


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Elaine Chao
Aaron Williams
Gaddi Vasquez
Mark Gearan

Past and present Peace Corps directors celebrate the 50th anniversary of a speech given by Former President John F. Kennedy announcing his intention to form the Peace Corps. The discussion focuses on the Peace Corps’ past accomplishments and future goals Additional topics include the Peace Corps’ achievement in connecting Americans with the rest of the world while making an impact on the everyday lives of the countries it has served and the need to encourage participation from a broader group of ethnic backgrounds.