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Annual Woodrow Wilson Fellow Delivers Public Lecture

November 1, 2007

SELINSGROVE, (Pa.) – Kevin Quigley, president of the National Peace Corps Association, will deliver the 31st Annual Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Lecture at Susquehanna University on Nov. 8. The free, public lecture, “Peace Corps and the 21st Century: How Expanding Peace Corps Can Help Restore U.S. Standing in the World,” begins at 4:30 p.m. in Degenstein Center Theater. A reception will follow in Mellon Lounge of Degenstein Campus Center.

Quigley has more than 20 years experience managing innovative development organizations and programs in both public and nonprofit sectors of the U.S., as well as foreign countries. He currently serves at the helm of the National Peace Corps Association, the alumni organization for individuals influenced by Peace Corps. He is the former director of public policy for Pew Charitable Trusts. In this role, Quigley oversaw international grant making in support of societies transitioning from authoritarianism to more open societies.

Before joining Pew Charitable Trusts, he was the legislative director for Sen. John Heinz. He also served as a budget examiner in the President's Office of Management and Budget with oversight of foreign assistance agencies of the U.S. government.

Quigley holds a Ph.D. in comparative government from Georgetown University and a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University . He also holds a master's degree with first class honors in Anglo-Irish studies from the National University of Ireland and a bachelor of arts with honors in literature, history and religion from Swarthmore University.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has developed and conducted programs in higher education since 1945. Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows bring thoughtful and successful practitioners to colleges for a week of classes and informal discussions with students and faculty. They include government officials, business leaders, journalists, environmentalists and medical ethicists who are matched with small colleges chosen for their commitment to the goals of the program. More than 200 colleges have participated in the Visiting Fellows program since 1973.

Contact: Victoria Kidd
570-372-4119
 

 

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