Class 7 (2008-2010)
Marios Antoniou, Cyprus
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Education
Marios is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying for a Ph.D. in Education. Through his studies in the Culture, Curriculum and Change program his research focuses on Peace Education and more specifically on how formal education systems in conflicted and post-conflicted countries can construct and promote social peace among their youth, who will be their future citizens. Marios earned his Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill after receiving a Rotary World Peace Fellowship, and a BA in Science of Education from the University of Cyprus. He also holds a diploma in Conflict Resolution and International Development from the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center. Coming from Cyprus, a divided island in an ongoing conflict, he developed an interest in exploring ethnically and historically created conflicts. Beyond his academic work, his interest in Peace Education is reflected through his work in several NGOs in Cyprus where he volunteered and worked towards bringing peace on the island.