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Educational Programs. The Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution. Educational Programs: Rotary Centers. Objectives :. Advancing knowledge of peace and conflict resolution issues Providing educational opportunities for future leaders

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Educational Programs

The Rotary Centers for

International Studies

in peace and conflict resolution


Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers


Advancing knowledgeof peace and conflict resolution issues

Providing educational opportunities for future leaders

Increasing the effectiveness of Rotary’s impact on world peace


Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers Core Concept

7 University Centers

70 Rotary World Peace Scholars - selected on World Competitive Basis yearly

2-Year master’s degree in peace studies, conflict resolution, international relations

Studies beginning in 2002-03


Educational Programs:

The Rotary Centers Universities

Duke University & University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

International Christian University - Tokyo, Japan

Sciences Po - Paris, France

Universidad del Salvador - Buenos Aires, Argentina

University of Bradford - West Yorkshire, England

University of California - Berkeley, California, USA

University of Queensland - Brisbane, Australia


Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers Curriculum

Four Key Components

  • Core Courses
  • Areas of Specialization
  • Internships/Summer Projects
  • Annual Seminars

Educational Programs:

Rotary World Peace Scholarships

How are Rotary World Peace Scholarships different from Ambassadorial Scholarships?

  • Funding
  • Candidates
  • Selection
  • Impact

Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers

How are the

Rotary World Peace Scholarships funded?


Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers Funding

  • 6-Year commitment from Trustees to support University Centers
  • Major donor naming opportunities for outright gifts to Permanent Fund
  • District support needed to fund 70 annual scholarships

 2002-03: US$1.75 million needed

 2003-04 and beyond: US$3.5 million needed annually


Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers Funding

Pioneer District

Any district which commits from its DDF the full amount ($50,000) needed to fund a Rotary World Peace Scholar selected for study at the Rotary Centers for the 2002-04 and 2003-05 years will be known as a Pioneer District and will receive appropriate recognition.


Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers

Who would be a good

Rotary World Peace Scholarship candidate?


Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers

Selection Criteria

  • Appropriate academic background to gain admission to University Center Master’s program
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to peace through professional, academic, volunteer experience
  • Proficiency in a second language
  • Proficiency in language of proposed study country

Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers

Example A:

  • a journalist and Foreign News Desk Editor, with firsthand experience in the Yugoslav war, who has a professional interest in conflict resolution through the media

Example B:

  • a chemical engineer who worked for theUN World Food Program in North Korea andas a trainer of trainers in various countries; wants to study the theoretical and academic side of conflict resolution

Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers

Where can districts find

Rotary World Peace Scholarship candidates?


Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers

University/College Departments of International Relations, Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution, etc.

Non-governmental organizations

Government Agencies, Departments of State, Foreign Ministries, Diplomatic Corps

Mediation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Groups


Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers

How will

Rotary World Peace Scholars

be selected?


Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers District Selection

District Selection Committee -Recommended Composition:

  • Current District Governor
  • Immediate Past District Governor
  • District Governor-elect
  • District Foundation or Scholarships Chair
  • 3 Rotarians and/or non-Rotarians with expertise in peace, conflict resolution, education, or business/civic leadership

Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers World Selection

Selection Process - World Level

  • All districts may nominate one candidate each year
  • World-Competitive Selection
  • Rotary and University joint decision

Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers

What can Rotary expect from

Rotary World Peace Scholars?


Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers

Rotary Involvement:

  • Club and District events
  • Regional and International Meetings
  • Project Advisors

Career Impact:

  • Diplomatic Corps
  • Governments and Universities
  • Non-Governmental Organizations

Educational Programs:

Rotary Centers

Example A:

  • A graduate of the University of Queensland who focused on reconciliation of divided communities, now works for World Vision Australia providing relief to victims of humanitarian crises

Example B:

  • A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health, now works with famine victims in Ethiopia