The Rotary Foundation

Who We Are

In 1999, The Rotary Foundation launched the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution, a partnership with now six leading universities around the world to provide advanced educational opportunities for a group of Rotary Peace Fellows chosen from various countries and cultures. Each year, up to 100 fellows are selected to begin either a two-year master's-level degree or a certificate program in conflict resolution, peace studies, and international relations. Rotary districts may nominate as many candidates as they wish for a world-competitive selection process every year. The first Rotary Peace Fellows began their studies in the 2002-03 academic year. By 2013-14, nearly 800 fellows have completed the program. Our alumni work all over the world with organizations ranging from grassroots peace initiatives in Africa to the United Nations.

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