The second option is a Master’s Degree program. The Master’s Degree program is building the leader of tomorrow. There are five Rotary Peace Centers at 6 universities around the world. The programs last 14 to 24 months and study timelines differ according to each university’s schedule. Each year 10 new fellows are selected for each center.
The Rotary Peace Centers program was created with four primary components in mind at each center: 1. Core courses about Peace and Conflict Resolution 2. Courses and research to support a fellow’s area of interest or specialization 3. Applied Field Experience (Internship). AFEs at UN, Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, The Hague, International Palestinian Youth League, Save the Children 4. Annual Peace Seminar at each university which provides an opportunity for fellows to share research
The Rotary Peace Centers program has over 500 alumni. 95% of these alumni work in areas related to peace and conflict resolution. The graph shows the percentages of where peace fellows are working. Peace fellows are also scatter across the globe on every continent. 34% are in North America, 22% is Asia, 20% is Europe, 9% is South America, 6% is Africa and 6% is Australia/Oceania. Here are some examples of what peace fellows are doing: World Bank analyst, Media monitoring analyst for NATO, Civil affairs officer with the UN mission in Nepal.
The Rotary Peace Fellowship is a significant financial award. The financial support for the Rotary Peace Centers provided by TRF, individual donors, and the RPC University Partners makes the program possible. Funding the Rotary Peace Fellowships is a global effort , with districts worldwide contributing their DDF to a “pool” of funds that supports the fellowships. Because Rotary Peace Fellowships are offered on a world competitive basis, selections are made independent of any financial contributions made to the program by your sponsor Rotary district.
Shree speaks Bahasa Malaysia, English, Tamil and basic German Applied Field Experience (Internship) at Office of the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, NYC; focused on the issue of child soldiers and child protection. Sponsor District 3300, sponsor Rotary club is Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja, Malaysia Holds an MBA, Global Management, Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany GSE team member to USA in 2003; Rotaractor for 12 years.
Tim Haynes observes as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby at the United Nations in New York, New York on September 26, 2012. This is a culmination of more than a year of effort on the part of Tim and his colleagues working to enhance cooperation between the U.S. and the Arab League. After extensive preparation and negotiations in Washington and Cairo, the MOU was finalized and signed. Tim is a desk officer in the State Department's Office of Policy, Regional and Functional Organizations. His portfolio includes regional organizations based in the Middle East such as the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council. Applied Field Experience - Courses at World Trade Institute (WTI) Berne, Switzerland; Internship at US Embassy in Paris, France Prior positions Jul-2011-foreign service officer with the US State Department, assigned to Hong Kong.>2008-The Constantine Group (a French consulting group) in New York on international development/ finance projects. Sponsor district and club – 6860 Rotary Club of Birmingham Sunrise, AL, USA A Rotarian - Inducted on 18-November 2008 into the Capital Hill RC. First degree - BA, Philosophy, New York University, New York City, New York, USA
Rotary Peace Center Presentation at Southtowne Rotary
Rotary, Peace, and the Rotary Peace Centers
“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
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
Arnoldas PronkoviciusPolicy Advisor to the President of the European Union
For furtherinformation For application processing, recruitment or promotional questions: Niki Fritz firstname.lastname@example.orgFor general information: email@example.com To contribute to the endowment: Major Gifts Officer Elizabeth Cruft-Anderson, Elizabeth.Cruft-Anderson@rotary.org