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The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship has appointed Parker Snowe ’79 as its new executive director, effective July 16. Snowe had been associate director of international programs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business since 1992.

“I’m looking forward to bringing my 20 years of experience and contacts in international education to Haverford to support the Center,” says Snowe. “I think the position is a good match; the job description just seemed to be speaking to me.”

At Wharton, Snowe was responsible for the school’s Global Immersion Program, the second largest international program at Penn, and has coordinated more than 40 four-week study tours of Asia, Europe and South America for 1,500 students. He also oversaw Wharton’s International Exchange Program, partnering with 17 overseas institutions to send and receive students; during the past year he recruited two schools from mainland China as partners. Additionally, he served as an academic advisor for students.

Previously, Snowe was marketing manager of the MGL Business School, marketing and designing training courses for senior Russian executives. He was also director and president of Adventure Travel International, Inc., area coordinator for Russian training programs at Delphi International Group, and project coordinator for U.S. Information Agency International Visitor Program.

As clerk of Providence Friends Meeting in Media, Pa., Snowe feels that his Quaker affiliation will serve him well at Haverford. “As a student, one of the things I enjoyed most was Quaker meeting,” he says. He looks to fellow Friend Steve Cary ’37, acting president of Haverford from 1977-78, as a role model: “I knew him well as a student, and I’m inspired by him personally, as someone who lived up to his principles in a practical way.”

As director of the Center, Snowe hopes to strengthen Haverford’s academic and extracurricular involvement in conflict resolution. “We should study how conflict is created in the world, and the ways in which they are avoided or resolved.”

Snowe holds a bachelor’s degree in Russian language and literature from Haverford and a master’s in Russian and East European studies from the George Washington University.

— Brenna McBride

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