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Rotary's New Program:
To Create Future World Leaders


The Rotary World Peace scholarship supports students seeking a two-year
master's-level degree at one of the Rotary Centers for International Studies.  This inaugural class of 70 Rotary World Peace Scholars were selected from thousands of applicants worldwide. 

NEW YORK - The end of the Cold War has brought increased attention to the over 30 armed conflicts currently raging throughout the world.  Since 1945, over 100 million people have been either killed or seriously injured due to national and international struggles.  There is a major shortage in trained mediators, who are an essential element of any peace process.  Rotary has undertaken a major long-term initiative aimed at filling that void.

To help prepare this next generation of diplomats and future leaders, Rotary has teamed up with eight universities around the world to establish new centers focused on peace and conflict and will annually award scholarships to promising leaders.  The first class of 70 World Peace scholars announced on April 18 at the United Nations Plaza.

"Today, there are still far too few mediators who are experienced practicioners 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.  "This program is the most significant development in graduate work in conflict resolution in decades."

The Rotary World Peace scholarship supports students seeking a two-year master's-level degree at one of the Rotary Centers for International Studies.  This inaugural class of 70 Rotary World Peace Scholars were selected from thousands of applicants worldwide.  The scholars are from 32 countries and represent a wide range of occupations including lawyers, educators, diplomatic staff, and former international peacekeeping soldiers.

"Wars in the Middle East, Angola, and other regions underscore the urgent need for conflict resolution skills in the world's leaders and diplomats," said Luis Giay, chairman of The Rotary Foundation. 

The eight universities that have been chosen to host the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution are:

                  *                Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA (both universities jointly host one Rotary Center)

                  *                International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan

                  *                Sciences Po (L'Institut d'Études Politiques), Paris, France

                  *                Universidad del Savador, Buenos Aires, Argentina

                  *                University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

                  *                University of California-Berkeley, California, USA

                  *                University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

All Rotary World Peace Scholarships are for two academic years and include tuition and fees, room, board, and other expenses.

Rotary is currently looking for the second class of World Peace scholars. Interested persons should contact their local Rotary club or visit www.rotary.org <http://www.rotary.org> for more information.

Rotary uses education as a tool for world peace.  Today, The Rotary Foundation operates the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program with grants totaling approximately US$20 million annually. 

**EDITOR'S NOTE - The list of Rotary World Peace Scholars, the countries they are from and the university they will attend, is available.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members of more than 30,000 Rotary clubs in 163 countries.

For more information, please contact Christine Sobolak at sobolakc@rotaryintl.org or tel: 847-866-3023.

ROTARY AN ORGANIZATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LEADERS * UNITED WORLDWIDE  1.2 MILLION PEOPLE * 163 COUNTRIES * PROVIDING HUMANITARIAN SERVICE * BUILDING GOODWILL AND PEACE IN THE WORLD


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