Maureen Orth (Colombia 1964-66) and Michael McCaskey (Ethiopia 1965-67) will lead the “What can you do for your country” discussion during the Chicago Humanities Festival at 4 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 3.
Michael McCaskey was the president of the Chicago Bears from 1983 to 1999 and as that organization’s chairman until 2011. He is an alumnus of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and taught at the business schools at UCLA and Harvard University prior to becoming president of the Bears.
Maureen Orth is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, and author of Vulgar Favors and The Importance of Being Famous. She is the founder of the Marina Orth Foundation which helps support 1,200 school children in Colombia, where she served. She is the producer of www.PeaceCorpsPostcards.com, an interactive website created for the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps that highlights the influence of the Peace Corps on the lives of past and present volunteers.
They will share their experiences as early Peace Corps volunteers, their perspective on what the Peace Corps has meant to the world and to their own lives, and their take on its identity in the 21st century.
WHEN: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. Nov. 3
WHERE: Francis W. Parker School, Diane and David B Heller Auditorium, 2233 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
COST: $10 general admission. $5 for teachers and students.
For more information, visit www.chicagohumanities.org/Genres/Public-Affairs/2012f-Orth-McCaskey-For-Your-Country.aspx