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19th Annual Spring Conference: 9 April 2022

Thank you for joining us for the 19th Annual Rotary Spring Conference! The theme this year was “Peace (Re)imagined: Sustaining Justice and Hope for the Future”. Please click below to view individual presentations and panels. Thank you to Fly Squirrel Films!


The Conference
“Peace (Re)imagined: Sustaining Justice and Hope for the Future” is a platform for the class 19 fellows to share our approaches to social justice. Through presentations and dialogues over our personal and professional experiences, we will explore how emerging technologies, frameworks and interventions can be used to elevate peace and equality. ~ CLASS 19 PEACE FELLOWS


8:30-8:50 Welcome

8:50-9:40 Panel 1:  Leveraging Innovative Solutions to Achieve Sustainable Development in Latin America

Diana Quintero Giraldo:  Harnessing Digital Technologies for Small Farmers:  A Path Towards Lasting Peace in Colombia

Diana Campos Quiroz:  The Challenge of Universal Access to Sanitation:  How to improve livelihoods in urban slums in Peru’s capital city

Panel Discussion with Moderator Phyllis Pomerantz

9:40-10:05 Roei Shaul Hillel:  Playing with Trauma:  Play therapy as an intervention for children in humanitarian settings — followed by discussion with Moderator Catherine Admay

10:05-10:35 Break

10:35-11:25 Panel 2:  Rethinking International-National Engagement for More Effective Outcomes

Larissa Harari:  Strategies for International NGOs: Supporting Civil Society Organizations in Kenya

Nathalia Contreras-Pardo:  Do Hybrid Tribunals Improve the Rule of Law? The Case of Sierra Leone

Panel Discussion with Moderator Catherine Admay

11:25-12:15 Panel 3:  Women’s Agency in Conflict and Development Settings

Alaa Hammouda:  Unlocking Hope and Agency for Women in Gaza

Philile Shongwe:  Reimagining “effective peace building” to improve girls’ health in Eswatini

Panel Discussion with Moderator Suzanne Maman

12:15-12:45  Presentation of Certificates and Closing Remarks


Class 19 (2020-2022)
Diana Alaa

Diana Quintero Giraldo

— Colombia —
Master in International Development Policy

Alaa Hammouda

— Palestine —
School of Global Public Health


Larissa Harari

— Brazil —
Master in International Development Policy

Roei Shaul Hillel

— Israel —
School of Social Work
Pardo Quiroz

Nathalia Contreras Pardo

— Colombia —
Global Studies

Diana Campos Quiroz

— Peru —
Master in International Development Policy

Philile Shongwe

— Eswatini —
Master in International Development Policy