The Rotary Center Annual Spring Conference was held on Saturday, April 1st, 2017. Class XIV Rotary Peace Fellows presented their research, sharing examples of hope, peace-making and positive change from every corner of the earth. Recordings of all presentations will be available soon....
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The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world....
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Our Fall 2016 Newsletter is available here. Read about Class 15 Fellows, and updates on the graduating class of 2016. See where all the Class 14 fellows interned over the summer. Also, read about the latest news and events from the center....
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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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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.


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.

Thank you to all those who attended our 2017 Spring Conference.

We hope you will save the date for next year, when we host the 15th Annual Spring conference on Saturday, April 7, 2018.




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.

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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