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Catherine Adcock Admay, JD, teaches law and policy at the undergraduate and graduate level, and is a member of the Faculty of the Duke Center for International Development at the Sanford School of Public Policy, as well as affiliated faculty for the Duke Global Health Institute. She serves as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Public Policy. She is also the Duke Faculty Director of the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center. On a Rotary Ambassador Scholarship, Professor Admay studied European human rights law and public international law at the Faculté de Droit Strasbourg, France and interned with the European Court of Human Rights. Prof. Admay’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of human rights and humanitarian law, law and governance, global health, development, and cross-cultural engagement, including with ethics and the arts. Through the International Development Clinics she co-directed at NYU Law School (1993-96) and founded at Duke Law School (1996-2002), she and her graduate students have advised high-level policy makers on matters of law and policy. She served as a legal expert for the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and as a legal consultant to the Greensboro, NC Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Born in South Africa and naturalized as an American citizen as an adult, Prof. Admay continues to work on the intersection of law, development, conflict transformation, and human rights in South Africa. Her current field research explores the Constitutional Court and its creative strategies to seed and tend to a human rights and peace-based constitutional culture. She earned her degrees at Yale College and Yale Law School.
Dr. Margaret E. Bentley received her MA and PhD degrees in Medical Anthropology from the University of Connecticut. From 1985-98 she was on faculty in International Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Since 1998 she has been on faculty at the University of North Carolina, where she has held several leadership roles. Dr. Bentley’s research focuses on women and infant’s nutrition, infant and young child feeding, behavioral research on sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, and community-based interventions for nutrition and health. She has particular expertise in qualitative research methods and the application of these for program development and evaluation. She led an NIH-funded intervention to improve child growth and development in Andhra Pradesh, India and currently leads an NIH-funded trial in North Carolina for prevention of obesity among infants and toddlers. She is Principal Investigator of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant for analyses of nutrition data from the Breastfeeding, Antiretroviral and Nutrition (BAN) study. Dr. Bentley was a member of the Advisory Board of the Indo-US Joint Working Group on Maternal and Child Health and is a member of the ASPPH Global Health Committee. She is a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology. In 2005 she was named Paul G. Rogers Ambassador for Global Health and was the founding Chair of the Board of Directors of the Triangle Global Health Consortium. She is a member of the Board of Directors the Consortium for Universities in Global Health. She was recently named the UNC Faculty Director of the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center Fellows Program.
Susan Carroll, Managing Director of the Duke-UNC Rotary Center, joined the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center as Coordinator in May 2005. She has more than 20 years experience in the field of international humanitarian assistance, principally working for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. She has worked on large-scale refugee operations in Sudan, Ethiopia, Malawi, Turkey, Hong Kong and Thailand. In 1991, Susan was the first UN Liaison Officer with allied forces in Incirlik, Turkey, working with military personnel on the protection and assistance of Kurdish refugees. She also coordinated two UNHCR training programs, one focusing on gender analysis of refugee populations, and the other on management of emergencies. Susan received her bachelor’s degree in geology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and has done graduate studies at the Institut Universitaire des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva.
Amy Cole is the Program Coordinator for the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, a joint program between the Center for Global Initiatives and the Duke Center for International Development. Since 2008, Amy has been involved with the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center and has had the rewarding experience of hosting several Peace Fellows. She has always enjoyed learning about other cultures firsthand and has benefited from the opportunities presented through this program, as well as her time spent traveling abroad. Amy is originally from Michigan where she began her studies at Schoolcraft College. In 1996, she moved to North Carolina to attend UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the Peace Center, Amy worked as a mechanical design consultant for over ten years and taught both curriculum and continuing education courses at Durham Technical Community College in the Architectural Design Department. Amy volunteers in her community and serves on local government boards advocating for improving the public health of our citizens, especially for young children.