Annapolis Conference

Peace Corps Iran Association

4th Biennial Conference and Reunion

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"Preserving the Legacy and Advocating the Future"


October 29 - November 1, 2017

Loews Annapolis Hotel 
126 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

 

 

CONFERENCE FOLLOW-UP

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Click on "VIDEO" to view videos of the sessions.  Some presenters brought PowerPoint presentations.  We recommend  you download and print the PDF version of the PowerPoint so you can follow along with the video.

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Click on a presenter's name (in red) to view their conference biography.   

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Monday (Oct.30)

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9:00 - 10:30 - Current State of Iranian-American Relations.

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Ambassador John Limbert, Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council; and Barbara Slavin, Atlantic Council.  Moderator:  Tom Huf. 

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VIDEO 

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In response to this session, those in attendance developed a resolution in support for the Nuclear Agreement.  Click here to read it.

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11:00 - 12:30 - The Cyber Crossroads: Poetry, Performance, and Visual Arts in Present Day Iran.

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Panel led by Fatemeh Keshavarz, Director, Roshan Institute, University of Maryland.  Also featured will be Dr. Ida Meftahi, Roshan Institute and Rashin Kheiriyeh .

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VIDEO

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Download Dr. Meftahi's PowerPoint and follow along during the video by clicking here.

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2:00 - 3:15 - Telling Our Stories.

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Workshop with Meleia Egger, U.S. Peace Corps Goal Three office.

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Watch the edited version of her presentation by clicking here

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Download Egger's PowerPoint and follow along during the video by clicking here.

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3:30- 5:00 - Poetry Corner:  Readings of Persian and American poetry in Farsi and English.  To view the video of Fatemeh Keshavarz, Carolyn Yale, Kerry Segel, and Mostaf Rahbar reciting poetry, click here.

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Tuesday (Oct. 31)

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8:30 - 9:30 - Perspectives from 1979. Panelists recall events in 1979 Iran.

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Col. Bert Rice, RPCVs Stephen Fairbanks, Charles Mitchell, Robert Stewart, and Roger Nix.

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Download Stephen Fairbanks slides so you can follow along during his presentation by clicking here.

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VIDEO

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10:00 - 11:30 - International Partnerships and Exchange Programs.

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Panel with Tom Ricks, Peter Deekle, Stephen McInerney, Ed Martin and Craig Rinker.

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VIDEO

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1:00 - 2:00 - Digitizing and Archiving The Peace Corps Iran Legacy.

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Linda Tompkins-Baldwin, Digital Maryland Coordinator and Susan McElrath, Archivist at American University

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VIDEO

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Both presenters used PowerPoints with their presentations.  It will be helpful to download them before viewing the video.

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Download the PowerPoint for Tompkins-Baldwin's presentation here.  Download the PowerPoint for McElrath's presentation here.

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2:30 - 3:30 - Engaging in Constructive Advocacy with Members of Congress

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Jonathan Pearson, Advocacy Coordinator, National Peace Corps Association and Kate  Gould, Friends Committee on National Legislation.

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VIDEO

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3:30 - 4:30 - Community Engagement to Expand Understanding.

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Workshop with RPCV Kerry Segel  You can read the survey results by clicking HERE.   You can view Segel's PowerPoint Presentation HERE.

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VIDEO

MORE INFORMATION

 

Click on a presenter’s name to see their conference biography in the column on the left.

CONFERENCE THEME RELATED LINKS

Symposium at the Atlantic Council, September 26, 2016:

The ties that Bind: US-Iran Engagement and the Peace Corps Legacy.

Telling your Iran Stories, links to the Third Goal program 

2016 Peace Corps Story Contest winner Christian Sobiloff “Accidents Happen, Men do Laundry” 

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