Practical Idealism

How Sargent Shriver Built the Peace Corps

On January 18, 2011, Sargent Shriver died at the grand old age of ninety-five. His passing came half a century—almost to the day—after John F. Kennedy, newly sworn in as thirty-fifth president of the United States, summoned him from Chicago to take the lead in designing and developing the Peace Corps...

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About the Author

Jamie Price is director of the Insight Conflict Resolution Program at George Mason University and executive director of the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute.