Drinking From the Saucer

Welcome to Drinking from the Saucer

“As I go along my journey I’ve reaped more than I’ve sowed. I’m drinking from the saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charlene C. Duline

Peace Corps Volunteer, Peru
United Nations International Secretary, New York City and East Pakistan
Verbatim Reporter, Organization for Economic Development & Cooperation (OECD), Paris, France
Public Affairs Trainee, Haiti
Cultural Affairs Officer, Tanzania

Chief, Africa Branch, Office of International Visitors, Washington, DC
Administered a $4.2 million budget for 47 Sub-Saharan countries and six North African countries. Managed staff of eight and supervised six private sector institutions in designing, developing, and implementing individual programs for 600 visitors yearly.

Cultural Affairs Officer, Panama
Directed all educational and cultural exchanges, including the Fulbright and Humphrey Scholar Exchange Programs, American speakers program, and library facilities; managed staff of seven, working in a country whose government the U.S. did not recognize.

Public Affairs Officer, Swaziland
Director of all USIA programs, including managing cultural center, library, educational and cultural exchanges, media activities, principal speech writer and public affairs advisor to the ambassador; U.S. Embassy spokesperson; managed staff of ten.

Information Officer, Liberia
Designed and directed all media programs supporting U.S. interests in Liberia during period following a violent coup in the country, wrote speeches for ambassador and visiting U.S. dignitaries, press releases, and toasts for official banquets, and coordinated all U.S. and Liberian media activities during the official visit of Liberian Head of State Samuel K. Doe to the U.S. at the invitation of President Ronald Reagan; managed staff of six.

M.S., International Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced
International Studies, Washington, DC
B.A. Journalism/Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Volunteer Activities

Prison Ministry
Animal Handler, Indianapolis Zoo
Mentor, OASIS
Eucharistic Minister at St. Monica Parish, Indiana Women’s Prison, St. Vincent Hospital
Investigator, Child Advocates Mentor, U.S. Information Agency