“The way to war is a well-paved highway,and the way to peace is still a wilderness.” Paul Harris Founder of Rotary
In 1914, at the onset of the firstWorld War, delegates to Rotary’sinternational convention in Houstonadopted a resolution that called forthe convening of an internationalpeace conference.
At the 1921 convention in Edinburgh, Scotland,Rotarians agreed to incorporate peacemakinginto Rotary’s constitution and bylaws.
At the 1940 convention in Havana, Cuba,Rotarians adopteda resolution callingfor “freedom,justice, truth,sanctity of thepledged word, andrespect forhuman rights.”
In 1942, British Rotariansconvened a conference to plana world at peace. Chaired byPast RI President Sydney W.Pascall, and attended byministers of education andobservers from around theworld, the conference led tothe establishment of UNESCOin 1946.
In 1945,49 Rotary members servedin 29 delegations to theUnited Nations CharterConference.
Today, Rotary maintains close relationships withmany UN agencies. RI’s representatives to the UNhost an annual Rotary Day at the United Nations tocelebrate this partnership for peace.
To focus our efforts,In the 1990’s: A Paul Harris University???In 2002: Launch of the Rotary Peace Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution
How does it work? We fund fellowshipsfor those who have theproven commitment andthe promise, engagethem in research andadvanced education, andbring them into theincredible Rotarian andRotary Peace Fellownetwork.
The Rotary Peace Centers University of Uppsala, University of Sweden Bradford, International England ChristianDuke-UNC, University,USA Japan Chulalongkorn University, Thailand University of Queensland, Australia
Rotary Peace Center Option 1 Master’s Degree “Building the leaders of tomorrow” Five centers, six universities, 15 to 24 month course 10-12 new fellowsGraduates from Rotary Peace Center at the University of Queensland at each center each year
Structure of Master’s Program Specialized courses and research to support each fellow’s interests Applied Field Experience Annual Peace Seminar Core courses in peace and conflict resolution
Rotary Peace Center Option 2 Professional Development Certificate “Strengthening the leaders of today”Three month course Up to 25 fellows in each session, up to 50 per year Chulalongkorn University inOne center, one Bangkok, Thailand university
Structure of Certificate Program Practical experience during on site fieldwork Theoretical foundational knowledge during 8 weeks in the classroom Alumni return to their jobs with a professional development certificate in peace and conflict
Peace Fellow Alumni by profession
Where to Recruit• Organizations • Former Rotary involved in peace scholars and conflict • Returned Peace resolution Corps volunteers• Government • College faculty and agencies alumni• Local law enforcement • Look locally!!• Military personnel • Look globally!!!
How to Recruit• Get a champion • Subscribe to• Educate and inspire PeaceNet Rotarians • Social Media:• Engage Peace – Facebook Fellows in events – Linked In• Press Releases – Twitter• District eNews• DG’s newsletter WORD OF MOUTH!
Selected Peace Fellow Profile 2013Gender 58% Female, 42% MaleCitizenship from 48%Low-Income CountryAverage Age 29 for Master’s degree 39 for certificate programAverage number of 6 for Master’s degreeyears with professional 11 for certificate programexperiencePrevious WorkExperience
Applying: A Three Tiered Process Rotary Club Club locator: www.rotary.org/clublocator Rotary District The Rotary Foundation *World Competitive Selection
The Application Timeline Jan-May Club Jan-June interviews District interviews July 1 TRF Deadline October June-Sept Selection by TRF processesPeace Centers applications Committee
Major Gifts Initiative for permanent endowment of the Peace CentersGoal by June 2013: $95,000,000Raised as of 31 Jan. 2013: $82,423,371Gifts in progress: $1,832,969 Total: $84,256,340 Total number of gifts 2670
More people died in the20 century as a consequence of th conflict than in ALL previous centuries combined
And there wereother victims ....
“War is always a ghastly blunder ~ even thevictors lose.” Paul Harris
The Rotary Peace Centers
Rotary World Peace FellowsOur first Rotary Peace Fellows graduated just 8 1/2 years ago to begin their work around the world.
Ajanthi Ghandi(For personal security, given the current conditions in which she works, she did not provide her real name or a photo)
Indrajeet Karle Police Inspector
Jeyashree NadarajahUN Secretary GeneralsSpecial RepresentativesOffice for Sexual Violence in Conflict
Amanda MartinRefugee Public Health Institute
Timothy HaynesUS Department of State
Arnoldas PronkoviciusPolicy Advisor to the President of the European Union
For furtherinformation For application processing, recruitment or promotional questions: Niki Fritz email@example.comFor general information: firstname.lastname@example.org To contribute to the endowment: Major Gifts Officer Elizabeth Cruft-Anderson, Elizabeth.Cruft-Anderson@rotary.org