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The 14th Annual Rotary Spring Conference took place on Saturday, April 1st, 2017, at UNC (FedEx Global Education Center in the Nelson Mandela auditorium).

Class XIV graduating fellows presented on issues of international cooperation and conflict resolution to audiences from the university and surrounding area.

Links to all presentations can be accessed here.


Welcome and Introductions


Please Take it Personally: Human Narratives for Human Matters

Presenter: Mariana Abdalla
Moderator: Heidi Hennink-Kaminski

Assessing the Value of Institutionalizing a Permanent Disaster Risk Reduction Platform for the Indian Ocean

Presenter: Divina Sabino
Moderator: Francis Lethem

Irrigation in Western Uttar Pradesh, India: Its Impact on Small and Marginal farmers, and Food Security

Presenter: Siddharth Dixit
Moderator: Natalia Mirovitskaya

Can you hear me now? Stories of People International Aid Left Behind

Presenter: Gabriel Maisonnave
Moderator: Adam Saffer

Kangaroo Mother Care as a Strategy in Humanitarian Emergencies

Presenter: Natsuko Sawaya
Moderator: Peggy Bentley

Paco, the White Ghost. Or How Drug-Trafficking Is Wrecking Argentina

Presenter:  Ignacio Asis
Moderator: Natalia Mirovitskaya

From Theory to Praxis: Bridging Divides Through Human Rights Education

Presenter: Barbara Santibañez
Moderator: Elizabeth Olson

Belonging in Contested Space: Symbolic Landscape and Cultural Contestation in Belfast, Northern Ireland 

Presenter: Maja Muminagic
Moderator: Elizabeth Olson

Stimulating Women’s Entrepreneurship in Zambia to Address Rural Energy Needs

Presenter: Nkole Zulu
Moderator: Rosemary Fernholz

The Conflict in Eastern Ukraine: Domestic Sources of the Donbas Rebellion

Presenter: Silviya Nitsova
Moderator: Graeme Robertson

Promoting Economic and Social Development of Indigenous Women in Rural Guatemala 

Presenter: Gonzalo Pertile
Moderator: Fernando Fernholz

Presentation of Certificates 

Closing Remarks