Cultural Crossroads: Peace Corps Experiences in Eastern Europe and Western Asia

Date : April 11, 2024 5:00 pm To April 11, 2024 7:00 pm

Event Details

Most US Peace Corps Volunteers live in their assigned countries for two or more years, learning local language, history, and culture as part of their work. Hear firsthand about experiences serving in Ukraine and Azerbaijan – two countries situated at cultural crossroads and where conflict has unfortunately dominated the recent news. What can international service teach us about such complex parts of the world, the relationships we build across borders, and the impact of citizen diplomacy?

Speakers include Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and current Peace Corps staff.

This is an in-person event on the campus of UC Davis in Davis, California. We can’t wait to see you there!

Location: Student Community Center, Meeting Room D.

 5:00pm – 7:00pm PDT

Event Agenda:

  • About the Peace Corps
    • Maja Biggs: Recruiter, Peace Corps Office of Recruitment and Diversity
      • learn about Volunteer experiences
      • ask questions about service
      • gain tips to guide you through the application process.
  • Firsthand stories of service
    • Sean Murphy: Youth Development, Peace Corps Azerbaijan 2009-2011
    • Cortney Copeland: Community Development, Peace Corps Ukraine 2017-2019
  • Staying connected after service: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Alliance for Ukraine
  • Q&A / Reception


Event co-sponsored by: 

UC Davis Slavic Association | Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Alliance for Ukraine

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