Peace Corps Director to Speak at National Press Club

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 8, 2004 – As the keynote speaker, Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez will speak at the National Press Club Luncheon on October 14, 2004, at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

Director Vasquez’s speech, "Reacquainting the World with America: Peace Corps Volunteers Serving in Muslim Countries," will focus on how the Peace Corps is more relevant than ever in today\'s global world. In addition, the Director will talk about the Peace Corps of the 21st Century and how many of its programs include volunteers working in information technology, small business development and efforts to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS through education and prevention.

Founded March 12, 1908, the National Press Club promotes free press and provides benefits to journalists. The club has a membership of nearly 4,000, with members in all 50 states. National Press Club luncheons provide a forum for top leaders. Some of the luncheon’s past speakers include Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, and many presidential candidates.

National Press Club Luncheon

Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 12:30 p.m. EDT

The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20045

Purchase tickets by contacting Pat Nelson, Reservations Manager at 202.662.7539 or [email protected]

Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez is the featured luncheon speaker.

Peace Corps Press Office
[email protected]

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