Peace Corps Volunteer Jason Carter to Give Keynote Speech in D.C. Next Week With Former President Jimmy Carter
WHO:Peace Corps volunteer Jason Carter WHAT:Available for Media Interviews WHEN:January 14-15, 1999 WHERE:Washington, D.C. WHY:To discuss his experiences and challenges during his first year as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa
Jason Carter, 23, graduated in 1997 from Duke University in Durham, N.C., where he received a bachelor's degree in political science and philosophy. After graduation, he worked at The Carter Center, spending a month in the west African country of Liberia and 10 days in Jamaica observing elections with his grandfather. Currently, nearly 6,700 Peace Corps volunteers are serving in 80 countries, working to help fight hunger, bring clean water to communities, teach children, help start new small businesses, and stop the spread of AIDS.