some really interesting links and information is found here. below are just excerpts:
The Future of Peace Corps: Successes, Failures, and Opportunities for Reform
Date: November 29, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Location: Columbia University
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The 50th anniversary of the United States Peace Corps has inspired much debate about the effectiveness of the organization. In light of recent (and possible future) budget cuts, the organization must take on the challenge to reform. What should this reform look like?
The Peace Corps in a Smaller World: A New
Model for the Next 50 Years
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