VIRTUAL EVENT - Princeton in the Nation's Service: Peace Corps
This event is for anyone interested in learning more about internationalism and Princeton in the Nation's service! Randy Hobler ’68 was a Peace Corps volunteer in Libya, 1968-1969, and has just released a much-praised book, 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya. One remarkable aspect of the book is that it’s collective memoir, in which he interviewed 101 of his fellow Libyan Peace Corps volunteers in depth, including Cameron Hume ’68, who went on to three ambassadorships. Randy's presentation broadens out to the big picture of Princeton in the Nation’s service, with the peace angle, encompassing Wilson, Kennedy, Josh Miner ’43 (U.S. founder of Outward Bound), and compelling photographs.
“Randy Hobler has written the best memoir of a Peace Corps experience that I have ever read. His amazingly detailed book instantly grips the reader by putting Libya in its properly rich and unique historical perspective. Everyone should read this book, to enjoy its humor as well as its insights.” ~ Niels Marquardt, Former Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros Peace Corps Volunteer, Zaire and Rwanda
“A magnum opus! I must remark that the level of detail in terms of time, places and people is remarkable. This book does remind one how living in utter simplicity has beauty and how uncluttered time leads to clarity.” ~ Nicholas Craw, Peace Corps Director, 1973-1974 (Princeton ’59)
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