Johns Hopkins SAIS to host "Lessons from the Last Mile: Reflections on a Career Shaped by Peace Corps" with former Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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“Lessons from the Last Mile: Reflections on a Career Shaped by Peace Corps” with Carrie Hessler-Radelet, former Director of the Peace Corps, will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
 
A member of a four-generation Peace Corps family, Hessler-Radelet has Peace Corps in her blood. As a volunteer in Western Samoa in the 1980s, she will share lessons that have changed her career trajectory and shaped her approach to international development, both as a public health professional and leader of an international program.

In February, Hessler-Radelet was named President and CEO of Project Concern International (PCI), a global nonprofit that empowers people to “enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship.” 
 
The discussion is a part of the Development Roundtable by the International Development Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS.
 
Speaker
Carrie Hessler-Radelet
Former Director of the Peace Corps
 
Moderator
Tanvi Nagpal
Associate Director of the International Development Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS
 
Time and Date
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
 
Location
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
 
Register
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can RSVP through the online registration form. Camera setup will only be permitted from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
 
Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
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About the Speaker 
Carrie Hessler-Radelet served as the 19th Director of the Peace Corps. Prior to this position, she also served as the agency’s acting Director and deputy director from 2010 to 2014. Hessler-Radelet began her career in international development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Western Samoa from 1981 to 1983, teaching secondary school with her husband, Steve Radelet. She went on to spend more than two decades working in public health, focusing on HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health. During her time at Peace Corps, she was instrumental in forging innovative strategic partnerships, such as Let Girls Learn in collaboration with former First Lady Michelle Obama to expand access to education for adolescent girls around the world. Previously, she served as vice president and director of the Washington, D.C. office of John Snow Inc., a global public-health organization, overseeing health programs in more than 85 countries.
In February, Hessler-Radelet was named President and CEO of Project Concern International (PCI), a global nonprofit that empowers people to “enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship.”  She holds a Master of Science in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Boston University.
 

About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For more than 70 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
 
For more information, visit sais-jhu.edu or @SAISHopkins
 
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Date: 
Monday, February 13, 2017