The Peace Corps Celebrates `Next Generation' of Volunteers with Events at Georgetown University June 21-23; Events Culminate with Unveiling of Peace Corps Stamp by U.S. Postal Service

{'html': "Washington, D.C., June 11, 1999—More than 200 Peace Corps volunteers, the 'next generation' of Peace Corps volunteers to serve in the new millennium, will be in Washington, D.C. June 21-23, for a special training session before they depart for five countries—China, El Salvador, Ghana, Niger, and Romania. This fall, more than 7,000 Peace Corps volunteers, a 25-year high for the agency, will be working in 77 countries around the world.

Ambassadors' Forum
WHERE:Georgetown University, Inter-Cultural Center Auditorium
WHEN: Monday, June 21, 7 p.m.
PANEL: Ambassadors of China, El Salvador, Ghana, Niger, and Romania
Moderator: Former Peace Corps Director Elaine Chao, now a distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation

Capitol Hill Welcoming Ceremony
WHERE:Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building
WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 9 a.m.
Confirmed Attendees: Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), Congressman Chris Shays (R-Conn.), Congressman Sam Farr (D-Calif.), Congressman James Walsh (R-N.Y.), and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

Panel Discussion with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
WHERE:Georgetown University, Inter-Cultural Center Auditorium
WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 5 p.m.
PANEL:Returned Peace Corps volunteers now working in various fields, including business, health, education, non-profits and media
Moderator: Journalist Maureen Orth, a returned Peace Corps volunteer

Closing Ceremonies: Peace Corps Concert and Stamp Unveiling
WHERE:Copley Lawn, Main Campus, Georgetown University
WHEN: Wednesday, June 23, 6 p.m. Ð 9 p.m.
Entertainment: Comedian Al Franken, singer Cindy Cain, Big Village

For credentials to any of the above events, please contact the Peace Corps press office at (202) 692-2230.


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