While the world hopes for peace, Rotary International works to make it a reality by training the next generation of peace leaders.
The Rotary Club of Ladner, and the Rotary Clubs of Tsawwassen and North Delta, are now recruiting local, Delta candidates for the Rotary Peace Fellowship, a program that gives up to 130 fellows the opportunity to obtain professional development certificates or master’s degrees in Peace and Conflict Resolution from one of seven universities around the world.
“Today, there are still far too few mediators who are experienced practitioners in conflict resolution. There is an urgent need to produce another generation of people who can play a mediating role in the future,” said Professor Paul Rogers, University of Bradford, in the United Kingdom. “This program is the most significant development in graduate work in conflict resolution in decades.”
Launched in 2002, Rotary’s Peace Fellowship program provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world. Up to 130 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements.
Fellows embark on one to two years of study to earn a master’s-level degree or a 3-month professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of seven Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, Sweden, Uganda, the United States, and Thailand.
To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary Peace Centers website at www.rotary.org/rotarycenters. A Question and Answer session for interested eligible applicants is scheduled for March 2, 2021, 7:00 pm on zoom.
Applications for the 2022-23 Rotary Peace Fellowship program are now being accepted. A Delta resident can contact one of the three Rotary clubs in Delta: Ladner; North Delta; Tsawwassen. Candidates have until 15 May to submit applications to Rotary.