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Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. The Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center is one of seven Rotary Peace Center Partner Universities worldwide. Fellows selected to study at the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center will enroll either at Duke’s Master’s Program in International Development Policy (MIDP), or in UNC master’s programs under various relevant departments and schools (for details, see the Academics page).

The joint Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center takes advantage of the best faculty, courses, resources and technology that each university offers. All of our Fellows have access to these resources on both campuses. Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are located within 10 miles of one another, and both border the Research Triangle Park, home to internationally renowned research facilities and corporations. The area has been ranked as one of the best places in America for living, working and for education by a number of national publications.

Where Rotary Peace Center Alumni work

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Established in 1793, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the first public university in the United States. It ranks highly on national academic leadership, excellence of programs, and diversity.

• Ranked 1st among the 100 best U.S. public colleges and universities that offer students high-quality academics at an affordable price, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, for the 18th time – 2019

• Ranked 4th best public university by the U.S. News & World Report and 22nd overall among U.S. national universities – 2024

• Ranked 9th on Reuters’ ranking of the World’s Most Innovative Universities – 2018

• Received the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity — the oldest, largest, diversity-focused publication



Duke University is a major center for learning and research, and consistently ranks among the top colleges and universities in the United States.

* Ranked 7th best university among all American universities by U.S. News & World Report (2024 edition)

  • Ranked 26th among the world’s top 1,000 universities in 2024, according to the London-based Times Higher Education World University Rankings

• Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy is consistently ranked one of the top schools in the U.S. for public policy.

The Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

The Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center is jointly managed by the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) and UNC Global Affairs. The Center maintains an office on each campus, in order to serve our students and faculty at both locations. In addition to providing academic and cultural support to the fellows, the Center organizes additional seminars and events throughout the academic year.

The Center is served by two Faculty Directors, who represent each campus:

• From Duke: Catherine Admay, Faculty Director – Duke University

• From UNC: Suzanne Maman, Faculty Director – UNC-Chapel Hill

The daily management of the Center is handled by Managing Director Susan Carroll and Program Coordinator Thomas Lasater.

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. 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.