The Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center is looking for top candidates – leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Help Us Connect with Potential Peace Fellows. Please consider sharing information about the Rotary Peace Fellowship program with someone you think could […]...
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The Rotary Center Annual Spring Conference will be held on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. Class XV Rotary Peace Fellows will present their research, sharing examples of hope, peace-making and positive change from every corner of the earth. Our conference will be live-streamed....
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Our Spring 2018 Newsletter is available here. Read about Class 15 Fellows, as well as alumni updates. See where all the Class 16 fellows are interning over the summer. Also, read about the latest news and events from the center....
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Class XVI blogs about their Applied Field Experience (AFE) during the summer of 2018. All Rotary Peace Fellows are required to participate in an AFE between their first and second year of graduate studies. Their blogs allow others the opportunity to understand the personal commitment these fellows are making in the area of peace and […]...
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Learn more about our Center and the Peace Fellowship. This video was created by Theo Martins, and we are so grateful to him for his work in putting this together! Click here to see the video....
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Welcome to the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center. Each year the Center selects and trains Rotary Peace Fellows based on their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace and conflict resolution during their future careers. Please explore this website to learn more about how to apply, what our current and past fellows are doing, or how you can become involved in our events and activities.

Rotary Peace Fellows – Patrick Bwire (Uganda), Linda Low (Canada), Hayley Welgus (Australia) and Odette Rouvet (Mexico) created a model process for dialogue – to reduce polarization and conflict, and build bridges in the pursuit of peace. This student-led initiative on college campuses in North Carolina is tackling one of the most important issue of our time – political polarization. The project, called Leaders for Political Dialogue, convenes students from Duke, N.C. State, UNC and N.C. Central. Students spend a weekend learning how to communicate better with those whose political opinions may differ from their own. In this episode of the Policy 360 podcast, Kelly Brownell, dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, talks with Linda Low, as well as three participants.


Welcoming our 16th class of Peace Fellows to the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

Pledge to Current and Future Rotary Peace Fellows

We, the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, welcome students of every nationality, religion, race, gender identity, sexual orientation and physical ability. We pledge to create a community that is welcoming to all, grounded in mutual respect and understanding, with the goal of advancing knowledge and the practice of peace building.

We are a center comprised of three equal partners whose collective purpose is the pursuit of knowledge, practice and service through the diversity of ideas, actions and people. This purpose has recently been reaffirmed by Richard Brodhead, president of Duke University and Carol Folt, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here are links to their recent statements:  Duke and UNC.

The Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center stands unified behind our core values.  We welcome you to our community and are encouraged by what we, together, can build.



PEPFAR ambassador recognizes PHLP’s Manish Kumar for work on data system

Manish Kumar

Manish Kumar, MPH, adjunct assistant professor in the Public Health Leadership Program at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received a certificate of appreciation in June from Ambassador Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy.

Kumar, a former Rotary Peace Fellow, is senior technical specialist for health systems strengthening in the MEASURE Evaluation project, a U.S. Agency for International Development-funded project based at UNC’s Carolina Population Center.

The certificate was awarded in recognition of Kumar’s contributions to the outstanding development and maintenance of the DATIM (Data for Accountability, Transparency and Impact) data system of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The work is supported through the MEASURE Evaluation project.

DATIM is a PEPFAR health information system (HIS) that enables the collection of various HIV health indicators, facility information and outcomes. These data facilitate evidence-based decisions to fulfill the PEPFAR mandate to do the right things, in the right places, at the right time (right now) to save lives.

The DATIM HIS captures all PEPFAR’s monitoring, evaluation and reporting indicators, and offers targeting capacity through geospatial information systems (GIS). It also facilitates site improvement through monitoring system data.

Currently, DATIM is being used in PEPFAR programs in more than 50 countries. The DATIM system is built on an adapted version of DHIS 2, the software platform used to collect health facility data in more than 40 countries.

Produced by Class XIV Rotary Peace Fellow Gabriel Maisonnave (UNC, School of Media and Journalism) for a class, the Chronicles of Peace project seeks to record and share the stories of many of the Rotary Peace Fellows at Duke-UNC.

These individuals have different approaches and reasons behind their commitment to Peace. Family, history, curiosity or a combination of all three, have moved these people to dedicate their lives to the pursuit of a more peaceful world.




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