FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, June 5, 2000
Peace Corps Director to Speak at Woodrow Wilson International Center on June 7
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2000—Mark L. Schneider, Director of the Peace Corps, will speak at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, on Wednesday June 7, 2000, at 10:00amÐ11:00am in the Joseph H. and Claire Flom auditorium located on the 6th floor. The Woodrow Wilson Center is located in the Ronald Reagan Building at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue. The title of his speech will be "Globalization Made Personal: The Peace Corps in the 21st Century."
Schneider became the 15th director of the Peace Corps on December 23, 1999. Previously, Schneider served as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador from 1966 to 1968, and is the second returned Peace Corps volunteer to head the agency. Prior to the Peace Corps, Schneider was the assistant to the administrator of the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He also has led U.S. delegations to international donor meetings to support the El Salvador and Guatemala peace agreements and has accompanied President Clinton, Vice President Gore and the First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton on official trips to Latin America.
Created by the United States Congress in 1968 as the nation\'s living memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars serves as Washington\'s nonpartisan meeting ground between the world of ideas and the world of public affairs.
If you would like to cover the event, or have further questions, please call Sharon Coleman Jones, Director of Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, at (202) 691-4016.
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