Today, 65 million people are displaced by armed conflict or persecution. Through our partnerships with several leading universities, Rotary Peace Fellows develop the skills to strengthen peace efforts, train local leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and support long-term peace building in areas affected by conflict. We provide up to 100 peace fellowships per year at Rotary Peace Centers.
Locally as a Peace builder Club we seek to provide awareness and programs to develop peace building skills in our community. Learn more through our Peace Committee and these initiatives by clicking <here>.
As part of Rotary’s commitment to making the world a better place, an emphasis has been placed on building world peace. While often called a “lofty idea”, Rotary has begun programs and designations that are already making a difference.
Many Rotary districts around the world now allocate from their District Designated Funds thousands of dollars to support a Rotary World Peace Scholar for study at one of the seven Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution.
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows earn a master’s degree in international relations, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies.
Alumni work in a variety of areas, including grassroots and local nongovernmental organizations, national governments, the military, law enforcement, and bilateral and international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, International Organization for Migration, and Organization of American States. Graduates of the Rotary Peace Centers program also benefit from the support of a worldwide network of more than 500 alumni committed to building peace.