Peace Corps Leadership Speaks at UT Austin

March 9, 2012

Press Release Issued by The Peace Corps:

Peace Corps Leadership Speaks at UT Austin

DALLAS, March 8, 2012 -- The Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will be at the University of Texas at Austin on Monday, March 19 to speak about international service. Hessler-Radelet has an extensive background in international service and public health. She will be speaking about her professional experiences and answering questions during this session.  She will be joined by Earl Yates, Associate Director for Volunteer Recruitment and Selection and the former first Country Director for Peace Corps-South Africa.  

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this session on “Launching a Career in Public Service.”

Date: Monday, March 19

Time: 5 p.m.Location: LBJ School of Public Affairs, Sid Richardson Hall, Room 3.122

About the Peace Corps: Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order on March 1, 1961, more than 200,000 Americans have served in 139 host countries. Today, 9,095 volunteers are working with local communities in 75 host countries. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment and the agency’s mission is to promote world peace and friendship and a better understanding between Americans and people of other countries. Visit for more information.

EDITORS NOTE: Media interested in interviewing the panelist can contact LaShonda Walker, Public Affairs Specialist to schedule an interview.