Now Accepting Applications for the Rotary Peace Centers!

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“Rotary believes, as I believe, that it is possible to have a world without war, By educating future peace-builders and working to ease the conditions that breed violence and conflict, Rotary is demonstrating to the rest of the world that peace is attainable.”

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world.

Up to 110 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Sweden, Japan, the United States and Thailand.

Master’s Degree Option

  • “Building the leaders of tomorrow”
  • 15-24 months of Rotary-funded graduate study toward a master’s degree at one of our five Rotary Centers
  • Training in the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations, and effective models of cooperation, conflict resolution, and negotiation including course work and applied field experience
  • A growing network of committed alumni employed around the world in diplomacy, government, non-governmental organizations and private corporations.

Professional Certificate Option

  • “Strengthening the leaders of today”
  • 3 month professional development certificate program
  • Designed specifically for candidates already working in the field of peace and conflict studies to further their understanding of conflict resolution
  • Theoretical foundational knowledge during 8 weeks in the classroom and practical experience during 2-3 week on site fieldwork

Both programs require, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a related field; 3 years of relevant work experience and proficiency in a 2nd language for the MA program and 5 years for the professional development certificate and proficiency in English.

The 2015 Academic term deadline is 1 July 2014. Applications are available at: www.rotary.org/rotarycenters . Please pay close attention to the language and academic test requirements for each center.

All Rotary Peace Fellowship applications need the endorsement of a Rotary club and Rotary district. Contact the District Foundation Chair in your district for further information or contact a member of the Rotary Peace Centers – Major Gift Committee in Zone 24-32:

About Chris Offer

Endowment/Major Gift Adviser for Zone 24 (West) Rotary Club of Ladner – District 5040 Past Governor 1999-2000
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