Connections: Togo and West Africa

Join us Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Cokesbury Auditorium,      726 Loveville Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 for a special community program, Connections: Togo and West Africa, on Tuesday evening, April 17, at 7:00 PM at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin. Our keynote speaker, Isidore Ogoussan is an active member of the area’s African community as well as being a Financial Advisor in the Philadelphia area. A native of Benin where he earned a bachelor’s Degree, he arrived in Philadelphia in 1999 to engage in the hospitality field. He got a bachelor’s Degree in Finance at Temple University and has been providing financial assistance to food and beverage company owners and food and equipment suppliers. In 2016 he was awarded the Faces and Diversity Award from the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging association.
Mr. Ogoussan continues to be in touch with his native region and is active as a Board Member in two African related organizations: Delaware Africa Caribbean Coalition and The Africa Caribbean Business Council (Philadelphia). He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Katherine and twin sons Luc and Henry.
The scope of the presentation will include the development of West Africa in pre- and post-colonial times, the area’s ethnic groups, their languages and social customs and the dynamics of the region.


March Board Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2018  from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm at the Hale Byrnes House.   We  will be focusing on developing our 2018 calendar of events.

PtPDE Board Meeting at HB Fall 2017


February 2018

February 22, 2018. Ed Tucker and Carl Hutter manned a PtPDE Informational table at Cokesbury Village.

Photo by Jeanne Swartz.



January 2018

Mary Jean Eisenhower and Grace Kim, Ph.D., Chairwoman of People to People International Korea National Headquarters and member of People to People International Board of Directors, each received a Korean Peace Medal from the Korean Informational Association.  See link  for more information:


January 2018

January 30, 2018. People to People Delaware Hosted U.D.’s Global Studies Department & Their SUSI Students. A Round Robin Discussion added to our fun and our knowledge of what visitors from other countries thought about Americans!

PtPDE-Eunice's photo of place setting

PtPDE-Jan 30-Round Robin-Global Studies SUSI scholarsPtPDE-Jan 30-Round Robin-India scholarPtPDE-Trevor Nelson, Kim Burdick, Dan Bottomly



Thank you in many languages

       JANUARY, 2018

Please Mark Your Calendars for these upcoming January events!

We hope all is well and that you’ve had a wonderful  holiday season!

As part of Global Studies’ Winter Program on US National Security Policymaking, People to People Delaware will be participating in an open forum focused on confronting anti-Americanism in the 21st century, at UD’s campus on the evening of January 9, 2018,  Gore Hall Room 103 from 6-8pm.   (Note: Gore Hall is on Route 896 about 1/2 way between Morris Library & the Trabant Center on 896. The overhead pedestrian walkway ends right in front of this building)

On Tuesday, January 30, People to People  will  host a related event for Global Studies’ public policy specialists  from around the world at a “Meet & Greet Buffet Dinner”  at Michael’s Restaurant (across from Christiana Hilton) at 6:00 pm, 1,000 Churchman’s Road, Newark, DE 19713.  $22 for dinner plus cash bar.

All are welcome to attend. Please come & do bring guests!

Please rsvp for the Jan 30 event. $22 per person. Checks should be made out to PtPDE and mailed to John Pastor, Treasurer. P.O. Box 25064, Wilmington, DE 19899.

For more information on UD’s forum, please contact Daniel C. Bottomley, Ph.D., Associate Director, Global Partnerships & Programs, Institute for Global Studies. (302) 831-2852

Please spread the word to  your networks to invite anyone who’d like to visit. We will  have some great and informative sessions!

NOTE to PtPDE: BOARD MEETING will be held Wednesday Jan 10 at Kirkwood Highway Library, parking behind the building.

Thanks, and Happy New Year!

Kim Burdick, MA, MPA, Executive Director


People Helping People Award –Awarded to Mark & Georgi Marquisee. Fall 2017.

    •  2017 People Helping People Award:  Dr. Saleem Khan with Honorees Mark Marquisee,  and Georgi (Eleanor) Marquisee with Executive Director   Kim Burdick, and Committee Chairman Jean Raleigh.      Below: Board member Anna White with Georgi Marquisee.


 Below: Dr. Anand Panwalker was our Guest Speaker on November 30, 2017.




         Peace Week, September 18, 2018


Below: Chi Butler-Davis with National Board Chairman, Mary Jean Eisenhower and  Willis Phelps, Sergeant Major with State Honors.   September 18, 2017. Widener Law School.

Chi, Mary & Willis 9-19-2017

Below: Patrick Kelly and David Onserio Monda, Circles of Understanding: Kenya

PtPDE Patrick Kelly & David Monda Sept 2017


Summer 2017: Jeanne Swartz & Eunice LaFate and the Mural Project


PtPDE-Jeanne's murals 2017


Below: Michael Scullin, Esq., Honorary Consul of France.  Annual Meeting Speaker, June 2017.  Wilmington, Delaware.



Mural Project 2017-Jeanne Swartz, Annette Fletcher and Eunice LaFate with students