District 1070 supports the Rotary Foundation Peace Centres programme on an annual basis and is always seeking suitable candidates to put forward to study under a Rotary Peace Fellowship.
Lez joins us to promote to our district clubs, Peace & Conflict Resolution in our schools and Peace Poles.
Qualifications needed to become a Peace Advocate Facilitator,
2) You care about the future of the planet
3) You believe in young people being 21st century leaders
4) You want to help young people make better choices
5) You are willing to facilitate other peoples opinions which may differ from your own
If you would like to know more or would like Lez to come and talk to your club then please contact us here and we will reply asap.
Rotary Centres for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution – Masters Degree courses:
Rotary Centres provide Rotary World Peace Fellows with the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, and related areas.
Each year, up to 60 Rotary World Peace Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis at six Rotary Centres, which operate in partnership with seven leading universities:
Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (joint Rotary Center)
International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina
University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
University of California, Berkeley, USA
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Coursework at the Rotary Centres focuses on preventing and resolving conflict by addressing its root causes ― for example, responding to hunger with food security, disease with health care, illiteracy with education, poverty with sustainable development, and environmental degradation with conservation. Fellows put classroom lessons into practice through an applied field experience, when they work with a variety of governmental and nongovernmental organizations worldwide.
Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program – 3 month intensive study programme
The Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program was established to provide professionals from around the world with the opportunity to be trained in conflict resolution and mediation strategies. The program also can help participants become better equipped to prevent and resolve conflict and to foster policies and create settings that ensure peace worldwide. Offered in English, the program is aimed toward mid- to upper-level professionals in governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private corporations.
The intensive three-month course, which was started in July 2006, is housed at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Rotary will accept up to 30 program participants per session for two sessions annually. Each session includes both academic learning and practical fieldwork components. The program aims to:
Inspire people to work for a culture of peace and tolerance while enhancing their capacity, knowledge, and skills in this area, in part by generating interaction between practitioners and academics
Offer advanced international educational opportunities to Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program participants chosen from different countries and cultures on the basis of their potential as government, business, education, media, and other professional leaders
Provide a means for The Rotary Foundation and Rotarians to increase their effectiveness in promoting greater tolerance and cooperation among peoples, thereby leading to world understanding and peace.
Peace Pole Installed by Leicester Novus at Falcons Primary School
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To find out more about the Rotary Centres programmes, visit the RI web site link: or talk to the District Foundation committee.