The spike in regional and local conflicts around the globe has boosted the need for professionals skilled in waging peace. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of current and emerging peace leaders to prevent and resolve conflict through academic training, field experience, and professional networking.
Connect with international peacebuilders and thought leaders while earning a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within seven leading universities around the world. The Rotary Peace Fellowship offers customized curriculum in a range of fields related to peace and conflict prevention and resolution.
Our nearly 900 program alumni are working as change agents for peace in over 100 countries with national governments, NGOs, United Nations agencies, the World Bank, and other entities.
“I am in a senior position because of the analytical skills and tools I learned as a Rotary Peace Fellow. Now I can influence national policy for the poor in Cambodia.” — Path Heang (University of Queensland 2004, chief of a UNICEF field office in Cambodia)
“My network of contacts significantly expanded with the fellowship and that has helped me tremendously.” — Katia de Mello Dantas (Duke-UNC 2009, policy director for the Brazil office of the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
“I wanted to do something to help prevent war, rather than addressing its consequences.” — Robert Opira (University of Queensland 2007, executive director of the Great Lakes Center for Conflict Resolution)