About the Episode

The Peace Corps serves 139 countries worldwide, making a difference in the lives of people every day. In this episode of Conversations, Enrique Cerna talks with Peace Corps director Aaron Williams about the past, present, and future of the organization.

Chapter 1: Starting Out in the Peace Corps

Chapter 2: Foundations of the Peace Corps

Chapter 3: Challenges of the Peace Corps

Chapter 4: Coming Full Circle

Chapter 5: The Peace Corps Experience

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About Aaron Williams

Aaron Williams volunteered in the Peace Corps from 1967 to 1970, working first in a training program for rural school teachers in the small town of Monte Plata in the Dominican Republic, and then as a professor of teaching methods at the Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in Santiago.

Williams became the eighteenth Director of the Peace Corps on August 24, 2009. He was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U. S. Senate on August 7, 2009, and is the fourth director in the Peace Corps’ history to have served as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

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Insightful interviews with the most interesting local and national personalities. Join KCTS 9's Enrique Cerna for in-depth, candid conversations with noted journalists, authors, filmmakers, politicians, and athletes.

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