WorldView Magazine

About WorldView


WorldView magazine serves the greater Peace Corps community with news, comment, the arts, politics, and commerce of the cultures of the larger world. Each issue gives voice to Peace Corps Volunteers as they serve, to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who are still dedicated to global service, and to everyone who wants to make the world a better place.           


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Current Issue: Spring 2020

 

From the Magazine


President's Letter
 

AN EDITORIAL GIANT

By: Glenn Blumhorst

When I think of Peace Corps champions, one name often comes to mind. David Arnold has, as WorldView magazine’s editor for 20 of its 32 years in publication, amplified the Peace Corps community’s voice worldwide. Each quarter, David has set the theme, curated content, and assembled a preeminent publication...Read More

 

 

Forty Under Forty
 

A NEW GENERATION OF RPCV LEADERS
By: William Burriss

Diverse as the countries they served as Volunteers, you will find politicians, entrepreneurs, film makers, professors, diplomats, and more among our honorees. They have learned many different languages. Join us in celebrating the rising stars working in good faith towards the greater good...Read More

 


 

Earth Day at Fifty

 

HOW WILL YOU MARK APRIL 22? 
By: Kate Schachter

It began as a teach-in on the environment. After years of attempting to influence Congress to take action for environmental reforms, Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, turned to the American public: With actions nationwide, it was time to raise awareness of environmental crises across the country...Read More

 

 

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Submission Guidelines


We welcome proposals or completed article submissions that:

Share recent experiences with human development issues in communities where Peace Corps Volunteers serve
Highlight how returned Volunteers continue to make a difference in the U.S. and around the world
Examine aspects of Peace Corps or Peace Corps' social impact


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Meet the New Editor


Steven Boyd Saum came on board as editor of WorldView in January 2020. For more than two decades he has edited award-winning magazines in the San Francisco Bay Area, earning national recognition for writing, design, photography, illustration, and overall excellence. His journalism, essays, and fiction have appeared in OrionThe BelieverCreative NonfictionThe Kenyon ReviewChristian Science Monitor, on KQED FM, and other magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and internationally.

Steven is a native of the Chicago area and has lived on both U.S. coasts and in the South, with a good part of the 1990s spent in Central and Eastern Europe—starting with his Peace Corps service in Ukraine (1994-1996) as an assistant professor at Lesya Ukrainka East European National University. He also hosted a radio show and directed the Fulbright program and other academic exchanges for the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. He has lived and worked in the Czech Republic, and he serves as a consular officer for the Czech Honorary Consulate General in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. He has served on the board of the Northern California Peace Corps Association, appeared on panels representing returned Volunteers, and regularly serves as an election observer with the OSCE.

Steven studied English and philosophy at Emory University and writing at Johns Hopkins. He speaks Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, German, and some Slovak. He was a three-time champion on Jeopardy! and has it on good authority that hieroglyphics is not a language. You can reach him at steven@peacecorpsconnect.org.

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What Our Readers Are Saying

“I would like to thank you for all of the amazing work you put into WorldView  magazine. Reading it gives me a great feeling of solidarity with other Volunteers and RPCVs around the world and always serves to remind me that I’m part of something very special, and something that is much bigger than I am.”

Anna Waterfield (Tanzania 2012-2014)

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“I have read WorldView for years now and it was FABULOUS to get at post. It’s important to know someone, somewhere out there is doing what you are doing, with a twist, and that’s what keeps volunteers serving and communities asking for more….this publication really does make a difference.”

Rachael Miller (Benin 2006-2008)