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The 12th Annual Rotary Spring Conference took place on Saturday, April 11th, 2015, at UNC (FedEx Global Education Center in the Nelson Mandela auditorium). The theme was “People-Centered Approaches to Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Peace”.If you were unable to attend or would like to watch each presentation again, tune into our Vimeo page.

Welcome and Introductions 

Serge Dihoff, Rotary Host Area Coordinator

John Kenny, Trustee Chairman, The Rotary Foundation 2014-2015

Francis Lethem, Rotary Center Co-Director, Duke University

James Peacock, Rotary Center Co-Director, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Daniela Tort and Aybolek Ovezova, Rotary Peace Fellows 2013-15, Conference Narrators

Diamond Revenues and the Challenge of Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Sierra Leone

Presenter: Lyttelton Braima

Moderator: Catherine Admay

Managing Water Conflict and Cooperation in Central Asia: The Case of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

Presenter: Aybolek Ovezova

Moderator: Erica Johnson

From Communal Violence to Civil War: the Role of Democracy and Political Entrepreneurs

Presenter:  Geysar Gurbanov

Moderator: Erica Johnson

Reducing Malnutrition: Strengthening Nutrition Workforce for Effective Delivery of Nutrition Interventions

Presenter: Manish Kumar

Moderator: Catherine Admay

Promoting Maternal and Child Health through Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Cambodia

Presenter: Hai-Ryung Sung

Moderator: Sian Curtis

The Lost Children of Central America: a Humanitarian Challenge

Presenter: Daniela Tort

Moderator: Phyllis Pomerantz

Bringing Peace to the Brazilian Amazon

Presenter: Luiz Pinto

Moderator: Frank Webb

What can we learn from the experience of the Ethiopian Health Extension Program?

Presenter: Tekleab Mekbib

Moderator:  Herbert B. Peterson

Strategies to Restore Peace in Three Southernmost Provinces of Thailand

Presenter: Pranisa Ekachote

Moderator: Rosemary Fernholz

Targeting Health Care in Armed Conflicts and Emergencies: Is it Underestimated?

Presenter: Dilshad Jaff

Moderator: Lewis Margolis

Presentation of Certificates and Alumni Pins

James Peacock, Francis Lethem and Serge Dihoff

Closing Remarks – Luiz Pinto