Bernard Alter served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in India from 1967-1969. His 31-year career with the State Department included posts in Pakistan, India, Thailand, Canada, Hong Kong, and Korea. He speaks Hindi, Urdu, & Thai. He has worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and served as Consul General in Islamabad, Seoul and Chennai. In Washington, he was Bangladesh Desk Officer in the Near East/South Asia Bureau, and State Department Legislative Liaison Officer, working with Congress on refugees, human rights and immigration. With wife, Pat, they are authors of Gather the Fruit One by One: Peace Corps at 50. Free, open to the public.
Thursday, November 13, 6:30pm; Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2210 Beacon Street, 260-482-8595