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What’s Chris Matthews’ Swazi Name?

MSNBC “Hardball” Host Chris Matthews is scheduled to host the “50th Anniversary Commemoration of Peace Corps: Panel with Chris Matthews” on March 2.  The event will take place in UCLA’s Royce Auditorum at 7 p.m. Matthews was a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland from 1968-70. His Swazi name was Phakama Dube. The name means “Jump Up! Zebra.” Whatever that means.

The panel:

Frank Mankiewicz ’47; former regional Peace Corps director for Latin America; former director of National Public Radio; and former press secretary for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy
Maureen Orth M.S. ’69, Vanity Fair special correspondent, returned Peace Corps volunteer (Colombia) and founder of the Marina Orth Foundation
Haskell Sears Ward M.A. ’67, SEACOM senior VP government relations and returned Peace Corps volunteer (Ethiopia)
Aaron S. Williams, Peace Corps director and returned Peace Corps volunteer (Dominican Republic)
Francoise Castro ’01, State Department program analyst and returned Peace Corps volunteer (Mozambique)

Admission is free and open to the public.

RSVP by Feb. 25 by calling 310.794.3272. Or by visiting here.

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