U.S. Soft Power in Foreign Policy Series
Peace Corps Return to its Global Presence
Expert Consultant, Peace Corps
Wednesday, May 1212:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A year after its global evacuation, Peace Corps plans for a return to countries around the world as conditions allow. What will that post COVID-19 presence look like for Peace Corps?
Kate Raftery currently serves as an expert consultant in the Office of the Director. Prior to that she was the Director for Service Innovation at Peace Corps. Kate has been the Peace Corps Country Director in Paraguay, Peru, Eastern Caribbean and Honduras. Among the other roles she has held at Peace Corps include the Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Response Program Team Lead and Chief of Operations in the InterAmerica and Pacific region. Kate served as the Director of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). NCCC engages 2,800 young people 18-24 years of age in a 10 month national service experience. She also served as the Vice President for Learning and Citizenship at the International Youth Foundation where she worked with young people across the globe to increase their participation in political dialogue and community service. Kate began her journey with Peace Corps and international development and service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay in the early ‘70s.
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