March 27, 2012
Dr. Kevin F.F. Quigley, President and CEO of the National Peace Corps Association and Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, will speak at Hampden-Sydney College on Wednesday, April 4. His topic is "Challenging Economic Times/Exciting Times for Service."
The National Peace Corps Association is an organization for individuals influenced by the Peace Corps experience; Quigley's own experience was in Thailand. His overriding interest is in how non-governmental organizations work together with governments and corporations to address pressing social needs. He has held senior positions in civil society and government, as well as various research institutions. Quigley held leadership positions at the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, the Global Alliance for Workers and Communities, the Asia Society, and the Pew Charitable Trusts.
In addition to being the author of For Democracy's Sake, Quigley has published on a broad array of international issues here and abroad in newspapers, magazines, and edited volumes.
He serves on many boards related to international development issues and is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. He is adjunct faculty at the School of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, a member of the board of the American University of Afghanistan, and past board member of Swarthmore College.
Quigley holds degrees from Georgetown University, Columbia University, University College Dublin, and Swarthmore College.
Sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Program and Hampden-Sydney's Lectures & Programs Committee, the public talk will begin at 4 PM in the Parents & Friends Lounge in Venable Hall.