Spring 2017 Rotary Center Review

Our Spring 2017 Newsletter is available here. Read about our 14th Annual Spring Conference. See where all the Class 15 fellows are interning over the summer. Also, read about the latest news and events from the center.

Fall 2016 – Rotary Center Review

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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Spring Conference – April 9

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On April 9th, nine graduating fellows will host Rotarians, faculty, staff, students, and local participants as they present their research on a wide range of issues affecting peace around the world.  The 13th Annual Rotary Spring Conference will take place at the FedEx Global Education Center on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus, from 8.30 am to 4:00 pm.

The theme this year is “Peace and Development: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”.

  • Cristina Andoni, Moldova: “Ukraine: The Re-Emerging Breadbasket of Europe. Minimizing Disruptions in the Wheat Value Chain”
  • Rebeccah Bartlett, Australia: “Could Social Media Technology Increase Reproductive Health Knowledge Among Female Refugees in Europe?”
  • Romi Brammer, South Africa: “The Challenge of Accountability in Africa”
  • Jean Lambert Chalachala, Democratic Republic of Congo: “Is There a Link Between Intimate Partner Violence and Current Modern Contraceptive use in the Democratic Republic of Congo?”
  • Carlos Juarez, Mexico: “A Local Strategy for Addressing Corruption in Mexico”
  • Jae Ryul Kim, South Korea: “The Challenge of Linking Humanitarian Assistance and Development Cooperation”
  • Osborn Kwena, Kenya: “Capacity Building Enhancement in the Water & Sanitation Sector: Translating Training Indicators into Practice”
  • Elohim Monard, Peru: “Reducing Local Level Crime and Violence in the Northern Coast of Peru”
  • Vanessa Uriarte, Mexico: “Rethinking the Prevention of Violence and Crime Policy in Mexico: Should we Focus on Early Peace Building with Children and Youth?”

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We look forward to welcoming you on April 9th.


If you are traveling to our conference and are looking for hotel accommodations, consider staying at one of the area hotels, in which we have made special arrangements for the weekend of April 8-10th. Reservations must be made by mid-March to receive this special rate.

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2016 Spring Conference Registration is Now Open

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 “Peace and Development: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

The 13th Annual Rotary Spring Conference will take place on Saturday, April 9th, 2016, at UNC (FedEx Global Education Center in the Nelson Mandela auditorium).

Class XIII graduating fellows will present on issues of international cooperation and conflict resolution to audiences from the university and surrounding area.

We look forward to welcoming you on April 9th.

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Please visit our Spring 2016 Conference page, for more details related to the event.

If you are traveling to our conference and are looking for hotel accommodations, consider staying at one of the area hotels, in which we have made special arrangements for the weekend of April 8-10th. Reservations must be made by mid-March to receive this special rate.

Fall 2015 Rotary Center Review

Our Fall 2015 Newsletter is available here. Read about Class 14 Fellows, and updates on the the graduating class of 2015. See where all the Class 13 fellows interned over the summer. Also, read about the latest news and events from the center.

 

Fall 2015

Peace Film Series – Without A Fight – November 2 @ 5:30pm

Peace Film Series – Without A Fight

November 2 @ 5:30pm

 

 

The film provides a glimpse-often a very positive one-into an Africa few have seen. It attempts to break stereotypes associated with people who live in extreme poverty while depicting sports as a tool that could be used to prevent violence among at-risk youth.

Following the screening of the film, we will hold a short discussion session with Carolina for Kibera (CFK) co-founder, Rye Barcott and Rotary Peace Fellow, Osborn Kwena. Rye Barcott co-founded CFK to prevent violence and empower youth through participatory development while he was an undergraduate at UNC-Chapel Hill. He continued his leadership in CFK while serving as a Marine in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Horn of Africa. Engaged in two forms of public service at once, he fought in wars while waging peace. His memoir, It Happened on the Way to War, explores the contrasts of community development in Africa and counter-insurgency in the Marines as they clashed and converged in his head and heart. Osborn Kwena has experience in implementing public health research projects as both a field practitioner and project manager, specializing in behavior change programs. His interest in the public health field developed after working in rural areas of Kenya and understanding that basic information and innovations in health matters can greatly make a difference in rural populations, which in turn promotes peace in communities.

Peace Film Series – First Screening – Friday, September 25 @ 5:30pm

 

 

 

Filmed in the war-zones of Liberia and Congo with unprecedented access to the field operations of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), LIVING IN EMERGENCY follows four volunteer doctors as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions. This film is an excellent opportunity to consider humanitarianism in the context of war and conflict.

View the Trailer for the film here.

Following the screening of the film, we will hold a short discussion session with UNC professor, Peter Redfield and Rotary Peace Fellow, Jean Lambert Chalachala.  Professor Redfield has conducted fieldwork both at MSF’s operational headquarters in Europe (especially sections in France, Belgium, Holland and Switzerland), and multiple project sites in Uganda. His research and fieldwork led to the publication of his book in 2013, Life in Crisis:  The Ethical Journey of Doctors Without Borders. Jean Lambert Chalachala has worked as an emergency doctor with MSF, touring the Democratic Republic of the Congo to lead responses to epidemic outbreaks.

 

The Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

with support from UNC African Studies Center

For more information, please contact Amy Cole, coleac@live.unc.edu or 919-843-4887

 

 

People- Centered Approaches to Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Peace

The 12th Annual Rotary Spring Conference will take place on Saturday, April 11th, 2015, at UNC (FedEx Global Education Center in the Nelson Mandela auditorium). The theme this year is People- Centered Approaches to Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Peace”.

Visit our Spring 2015 Conference page for more information regarding our list of presenters. Our full schedule will be posted in early April.

 

 

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2015 Spring Conference Registration is Open

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 “People-Centered Approaches to Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Peace

The 12th Annual Rotary Spring Conference will take place on Saturday, April 11th, 2015, at UNC (FedEx Global Education Center in the Nelson Mandela auditorium).

Class XII graduating fellows will present on issues of international cooperation and conflict resolution to audiences from the university and surrounding area.

We look forward to welcoming you on April 11th.

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Please visit our Spring 2015 Conference page, for more details related to the event.

If you are traveling to our conference and are looking for hotel accommodations, consider staying at one of the area hotels, in which we have made special arrangements for the weekend of April 10-12th. Reservations must be made by mid-March to receive this special rate.

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