"101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya"

Jul 13, 2021

The Peace Corps is now 60 years old. The U.S. Government-run volunteer program -- which from the start has provided international aid in the form of person-to-person social, economic, and educational development -- was established per Executive Order by JFK in 1961; later that year, Congress passed the Peace Corps Act. On this edition of ST, we speak with Randy W. Hobler about his book, "101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya." This work documents Hobler's own experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Libya in the late 1960s. It also shares the insights and reflections of more than 100 other Peace Corps volunteers, who were all interviewed by Hobler. We're likewised joined today by Beth Beeson, formerly of Tulsa, who served in the Peace Corps in China from 2005 until 2007.