WUSTL, Brookings hosts international volunteer forum in D.C.

June 23 event to focus on impact of Peace Corps and other international service opportunities

Experts on volunteerism will come together for the International Volunteer Service Research and Policy Forum Wednesday, June 23, at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

The forum, which will look at the latest research on international volunteer service and policy proposals for advancing the field, is co-sponsored by Brookings and the Center for Social Development (CSD) at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, special representative for global partnerships in the office of the Secretary of State, will deliver the keynote address.

In addition, Amanda Moore McBride, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School and CSD research director, will present findings with research associates Ben Lough, PhD, and Margaret Sherraden, PhD, from CSD’s study assessing the impact of international volunteer service.

The event is scheduled to run from 2:30-5:30 p.m. with a reception to follow.

For more information, contact Carrie Freeman at the Brown School at cfreeman@wustl.edu, or the communications office at the Brookings Institution at communications@brookings.edu or (202) 797-6105.