Class XIV blogs about their Applied Field Experience (AFE) during the summer of 2016. 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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Our Spring 2016 Newsletter is available here. Read about our spring conference and follow links to watch the presentations. See where all the Class 14 fellows are interning over the summer. Also, read about the latest news and events from the center....
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UN peacekeepers are not all military; they are academics, doctors, politicians and ordinary people. And one of them is Luisa Ryan who has been Best Practices Officer for the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Listen to “UN Peacekeepers Day: a Brisbane story” on SoundCloud....
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The Rotary Center Annual Spring Conference was held on Saturday, April 9th, 2016. Class XIII Rotary Peace Fellows presented their research, sharing examples of hope, peace-making and positive change from every corner of the earth. If you were unable to attend, or would like to watch each presentation again, tune into our vimeo page....
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Learn more about our Center and the Peace Fellowship. This video was created by Theo Martins, husband of Class XI Peace Fellow Beatriz Rey, 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.



On Saturday, 10 September, the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center participated in a storytelling and teambuilding workshop. Kiran Singh Sirah, Class 10 alumnus and president of the International Storytelling Center, led the all-day workshop. Our center holds a teambuilding event every September, in order to give the fellows a chance to participate in some activities together while getting to know one another better. This year, our teambuilding event was combined with a storytelling workshop, in which all fellows worked together to find common threads to share their stories on our mini-TEDx stage.

Welcoming Class XV to the Rotary Peace Center

Learn more about Class XV, our incoming 2016-2018 Rotary Peace Fellows.

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.




Two generations of Duke grads make a difference in India.

Rajiv Jalota, Class 2 Rotary Peace Fellow, travels back to North Carolina for his daughter’s graduation from Duke University.




The 13th Annual Rotary Spring Conference took place on Saturday, April 9th, 2016. The theme this year was “Peace and Development: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.” Class XIII Rotary Peace Fellows presented their research, sharing examples of hope, peace-making and positive change from every corner of the earth.



If you were unable to attend, or would like to watch each presentation again, tune into our conference page to view each session.


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