1. How important is it for PCIA to pursue this type of outreach?
4. How important is it for PCIA to pursue this type of outreach?
Answer Options 1 – Not Important 2 – Somewhat Important 3 – Important 4 – Rather Important 5 – Very Important Average
Connecting with organizations that collaborate with Iranians in education, culture, and the arts and sciences. 5

4.2%

21

17.8%

38

32.2%

27

22.9%

27

22.9%

3.4
Connecting with organizations that advocate in the U.S. on behalf of Iran issues. 10

8.6%

18

15.5%

30

25.9%

25

21.6%

33

28.4%

3.5
Building alliances with Iranian-American arts and cultural organizations. 4

3.4%

18

15.4%

39

33.3%

31

26.5%

25

21.4%

3.5
How important are these types of collaboration for PCIA? 4

3.5%

17

14.9%

40

35.1%

29

25.4%

24

21.1%

3.5

Question 4 comments

  • As a co-founder of the National Iranian American Council, I would like to see an alliance with that organization created.
  • I am troubled by the idea that PCIA will advocate on behalf of Iran “issues.” The proposed nuclear deal is an example of what troubles me. Will the membership be polled? What happens if the vote is 51% pro, 49% con? Does the PCIA purport to represent the opinion of all RPCVs? Suppose the vote goes the other way. Is it conceivable that the organization would come out against the proposed non-treaty? A social/educational group is one thing. A group advocating for certain political positions is a very different type of organization.
  • Liaise with Fulbright Association alums.
  • Reach out in particular to the Society for Iranian Studies.
  • This is a way we can maximize the impact of our collective experience, and is a wonderful way to fulfill the third goal of Peace Corps.
  • We can reach out — but must monitor responses. If something is working – facilitate it. If response falls flat, don’t keep beating a dead horse.