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18th Annual Spring Conference

Please join us for our 18th Annual Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Conference, to be held virtually on Saturday, 10 April. The theme of this year’s event is “Peace and Resilience: Building Together a Post-Covid-19 World”. Our graduating Rotary Peace Fellows from Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill will discuss their research on peacebuilding and development.

Pre-recorded presentations will be released in batches of three on April 6th, 7th, and 8th. Please watch these in advance of the conference if you can. Closed captions are available by pressing CC in the bottom right corner of each video. During the conference, roundtables will provide deeper discussion of the Fellows’ work and experience.

If you’d like to submit a question to a Fellow about their presentation in advance of the conference, please email it to NCROTARYCENTER@GMAIL.COM. Please put the name of the Fellow in the subject line. There will also be opportunities to submit questions during the webinar. We look forward to having you join us!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Morning session: 9:00 to 11:30 am EDT

9:00-9:20 Welcome remarks by Scott Reynolds and Chair of TRF Trustees (K.R. Ravindran), and introduction of Class 19 fellows

9:20-10:20 Roundtable #1    Humanitarian action in a post COVID world: Collaborating for more effective humanitarian responses”

Catherine Harris        Chimwemwe Kumwenda        Bronwyn Manley

Moderator: Suzanne Maman

10:20-10:30 Break

10:30-11:30 Roundtable #2    “Development Strategies and the Building of Peace”

Kalkidan Assefa Kebede        Marco A. Cuevas Meza        Giovanny Rincon

Moderator: Phyllis Pomerantz

Afternoon session: 1:30 to 3:00 pm EDT

1:30-1:40 Welcome remarks

1:40-2:40 Roundtable #3   Gender and leadership: equity in peace-building”

Peter Adeyeye        Amanda Luz        Caitilin McMillan

Moderator: Catherine Admay

2:40-2:55 Closing remarks by Faculty Co-Directors

2:55-3:00 Closing remarks by Class 18 Fellow Amanda Luz