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Welcome to Peace Corps Iran Association!




At the David Rubinstein Forum

University of Chicago

May 25 - 27, 2023



Click Here to download  the special edition of the KhabarNameh.



Note:  PCIA  schedules using Pacific Time Zone 



Now you can receive a signed copy of Land Between Two Waters:  The Peace Corps Fourteen Years in Iran by Genna Wangsness by donating to the Peace Corps Iran Association.  Based on contributed recollections, letters, emails and other first person sources, the book tells the story of each group that served in Iran.  To order your copy, download the order form by clicking HERE.




Available now, the PCIA anthology of 203 pages with over 48 stories and poems submitted by volunteers.  Memories and Insights:  Iran through the Eyes of Peace Corps Volunteers, is edited by John Krauskopf and published by the Peace Corps Iran Association.  Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit PCIA and help support PCIA activities.  To use a personal check please download and print this ORDER FORM.  



A second PCIA Anthology is in the works.  Contact John Krauslkopf ( to learn more and to submit your story.


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About PCIA

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.

You may download a copy of our privacy policy by clicking HERE or HERE.


We are a registered with IRS as a 501-c-3 nonprofit and our tax ID is 45-4989757.


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.



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