TOPIC: “The History of the Peace Corps in Tanzania: Progress on a Book in Development”
TOPIC OVERVIEW: After asking how the Peace Corps affected Tanzania and how in turn, Tanzania affected the Peace Corps Volunteers, Dr. Mbogoni remains curious as to how RPCVs would answer the following queries: • Does the Peace Corps experience in Tanzania provide lessons for PC programs in
other countries? • Is the Peace Corps sending Volunteers where they are needed most? Alternatively, how responsive has the Peace Corps been to the needs for trained professionals by host countries such as Tanzania? • Can the Peace Corps instead do a better job by underwriting jobs for educated local young people instead of sending Volunteers? • Is the Peace Corps still relevant after sixty years? Alternatively, after sixty years of existence has the Peace Corps achieved its original goals of (a) providing
needed technical assistance/experts, (b) promoting a better understanding of Americans on the part of the people served by Volunteers, and (c) promoting a better understanding of other peoples and cultures on the part of the American people?