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Peace Corps and the United Nations– Complementing One Another
Monday, April 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. The United Nations is the most representative intergovernmental body on earth, but also the world’s best hope for peace and security, sustainable development and the promotion and protection of human rights and social progress. Randy Hobler, having served in the Peace Corps, has extensively explored its work among colleagues and links to the efforts of the UN.
Randy Hobler, a Peace Corps volunteer in Libya 1968—1969, has released a highly-praised book, 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya. He interviewed 101 of his fellow volunteers in depth for the book, embroidering their wonderful stories into the larger tapestry of the Libyan narrative. Ambassador to the Comoros and Cameroon Niels Marquardt (who was a volunteer in Zaire and Rwanda) wrote: “Randy Hobler has written the best memoir of a Peace Corps experience that I have ever read.” The book is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle form.
Randy is a perspicacious marketer, a fastidious author, a voracious reader, a tenacious researcher, a conscientious objector, an industrious composer, a gregarious world traveler, a punctilious musician and a prodigious anthemologist. A Princeton grad, he worked for 13 years in IBM, two years in Saudi Arabia, and 30 years as an international marketing consultant with 134 clients. He speaks fluent French and conversational Spanish and Arabic.
This event is co-sponsored by the Avon Library and the CT UN Chapter.
Please register and a Zoom link will be sent out before the event.