Welcome to Peace Corps Iran Association!
Jeanette Gottlieb, PCIA President
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Peace Corps Iran Association (PCIA) is an organization of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Iran between 1962 and 1976, as well as Peace Corps Iran staff, trainers, family members, and all who are interested in the legacy of Peace Corps Iran. The values of Peace Corps turn on the premise that peace is not accomplished through force but through tolerance, understanding, and diplomacy. We at PCIA seek to extend these values to achieve peaceful solutions to the challenging relationship between Iran and the United States. We seek partners with similar values and missions, and we support our members in outreach.
PCIA’s activities fall into two broad categories: Researching, preserving, and disseminating the history of Peace Corps in Iran; and promoting mutual understanding between Americans and Iranians as groundwork for peace. Our outreach today includes "cultural diplomacy", which expands on traditional "Peace Corps" engagement; and "advocacy", which is directed toward national policy and legislation. We stand, in principle, for promotion of social justice and well-being of all people within and between countries.
You can find out more about our "Advocacy" and "Legacy" programs by following the specific tabs. We also publish three newsletters -- the KhabarNameh (three issues yearly). From the Field (a monthly report on Board and member activities), and the Advocacy Bulletin (political updates). Finally, learn about our biennial conferences, which are open to all and draw nationwide attendance.
We are an Affiliate of NPCA
We are an affiliate of National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). NPCA is the nonprofit alumni network at the center of a vibrant community of over 230,000 people who share the Peace Corps experience. NPCA champions lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals by connecting, engaging, and promoting its members and affiliate groups as they continue to make a difference in communities in the U.S. and abroad. NPCA is also dedicated to advocating for, contributing to, and supporting the betterment of Peace Corps. Visit NPCA’s website to learn more.
This year we will partner with the RPCVs of Madison, WI to support the International Calendar fund raiser. Click Here for more information.
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