Andean Adventures: A Conversation with Author Allan J. “Alonzo” Wind

In this episode of Building the Future, Dan is joined by Allan J. “Alonzo” Wind, former USAID Foreign Service Officer as they discuss his career and new book “Andean Adventures: An Unexpected Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Discovery Across Three Countries”. They begin with his early career in South America with the peace corps and NGO work. This conversation is framed in a larger discussion over the idea of national service in America. They then discuss his work with USAID, which took him around the world, from central America, to Africa, to the Middle East. Lastly, they discuss the importance of modern foreign aid, and the necessary changes needed to the system due to both its own shortcomings and challenges from other global powers.

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