The Duke-UNC Rotary Center for international studies in peace and conflict resolution will hold its 8th annual spring conference Saturday, April 9th at 9 a.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Nine graduating Rotary Peace Fellows will present their research on a range of issues related to sustainable peace.
The Duke-UNC center is the only joint center of five total, with the others located in Argentina, Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom.
The fellows are international, mid-career graduate students funded by Rotary International’s World Peace Fellowship. This program provides a comprehensive scholarship designed to support a Rotary Peace Fellow in a master’s degree program at one of the five Rotary Centers for International Studies.
The Duke-UNC Rotary Center is the only joint center of the five (others are located in the UK, Argentina, Japan and Australia). Worldwide, just 50 Rotary Fellows are chosen annually, and the Duke-UNC venture currently hosts 18 fellows from 14 countries.
Topics to be discussed on April 9 include: challenges related to refugees from Myanmar; the role of the media in post-conflict Nepal; strategies for the World Food Program in responding to the global food crisis; and political power and the Inter-American Court of human rights.
The event is free and open to the public.