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WorldView | Call of Duty

Fall 2023

Can National Service Help Heal America?

Featured Stories

October 10, 2023

Call of Duty: Can National Service Help Heal America?

Despite broad support for volunteering and a successful track record, national service programs have not been able to close the gap between supply and demand. Is this a missed opportunity to help heal a fractured country? By Greg Emerson Illustration by Richard Borge   The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national service sector has been a […]

October 16, 2023

The Three Amigos

NPCA’s board chair and two of his fellow RPCV’s embark on a self-styled diplomatic mission to Cuba.

Dan Baker
October 16, 2023

Make America a Better Place by Leaving It

The domestic dividend of the Peace Corps can be had for the cost of a dozen eggs.

October 10, 2023

The Admiral Thanks You for Your Service

Admiral James Stavridis on National Service and Career Development By Robert Nolan Admiral James Stavridis, the former NATO supreme allied commander and past dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy speaks with WorldView editor Robert Nolan about the role of Peace Corps in national security, how national service can be better incentivized, and career opportunities for newly returned […]

October 10, 2023

Pride and Prejudice

How LGBTQ+ volunteers cope in the field By Gwyn Skiles In a small village in western Kenya, a Peace Corps Volunteer who, for safety reasons, will be referred to as Michael, is engaging in meaningful discussions about sexuality, where he encourages the people he meets to pursue life as who they are and safely explore […]

October 10, 2023

A Bipartisan No-Brainer

Meet the Congressional National Service Caucus By Ava Smith The existence and efforts of the National Service Caucus are indicative of the power and potential of national service in the United States, something that should be continuously celebrated and cultivated. The National Service Caucus was established in 2004 by Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT), Rep. David Price (D-NC), Rep. Tom Osborne (R-NE) and Rep. Harold Ford (D-TN). […]

October 11, 2023

Keeping it Real: Narrative Integrity and Ethical Storytelling

Peace Corps Connect offers up a refreshing reality check on how we talk about service This year’s Peace Corps Connect conference offered a 360-degree view on all things Peace Corps. For advocates, Congressman John Garamendi, the only RPCV currently serving in Congress, gave his views on Peace Corps funding and its role in U.S. foreign policy. For observers […]

October 11, 2023

Reel vs. Real: Peace Corps, Pop Culture, and Public Perception

How have movies and television shows shaped the way Americans view Peace Corps service over the past 60 years? By Tiffany James In the ever-evolving landscape of pop culture, the Peace Corps has not only made its mark as an international force for world peace but has also found its way into the hearts and […]

October 11, 2023

Hey, There’s A Peace Corps!

Documentarian Alana DeJoseph talks takeaways ahead of her film’s national broadcast on PBS.

October 11, 2023

The Stream: Podcasts

WorldView Picks: Five must-listen podcasts focused on national service, women’s leadership, and national security Welcome to the The Stream, where WorldView highlights podcasts, videos, and music from across the Peace Corps universe and on related issues and topics. In this edition, we take a look at podcasts focused on national service, women’s leadership, and national security.       […]

October 11, 2023

The Stream: Streaming Video

WorldView Editor Picks: Five must-watch shows and documentaries Welcome to the The Stream, where WorldView highlights podcasts, videos and music from across the Peace Corps universe and on related issues and topics. In this edition, we take a look at new streaming videos selected by our editors.

October 11, 2023

Found Objects: Cabinet of Curiosities

Like streaming services today, entertainment also came in a box.

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