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Title: THE ROTARY Institute 2008 Brussels Belgium Regional Seminar of The Rotary Foundation 25 September 20


1
THE ROTARY Institute 2008 Brussels Belgium
Regional Seminar of The Rotary Foundation 25
September 2008
2
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION of Rotary International
Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace
and conflict resolution
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
3
Program Overview
  • Masters degree in peace studies
  • Professional development certificate
  • 7 centers at 8 universities worldwide
  • Up to 110 Peace Fellows selected each year

4
Seven Rotary Centers for International Studies
5
Program Objectives
  • To support and advance
  • research, teaching, and practical field
    experience
  • To inspire people to
  • work for a culture of peace and tolerance
  • To increase Rotarys
  • effectiveness in promoting greater tolerance and
    cooperation among peoples,
  • ………. leading to world understanding and peace

6
The Program Two Options
Professional Development Certificate One center,
one university (Chulalongkorn University,
Bangkok, Thailand) Three month course Two
sessions per year from January-April
June-August Up to 25 fellows in each session, up
to 50 per year Two to three weeks of field study
incorporated into curriculum Strengthening the
leaders of today
Masters Degree Six centers, seven
universities 16 to 24 month course Study
timelines differ according to each universitys
schedule 10 new fellows at each center each year,
up to 60 per year Two to three month applied
field experience during summer break Building the
leaders of tomorrow
7
Core Program Elements
  • Classroom coursework custom curriculum taught
    by experts from around the world (short-term) or
    existing university courses (masters)
  • Field experience field studies (short-term) or
    practical internship (masters Applied Field
    Experience)
  • Seminar before graduation

8
Program Funding
  • Districts worldwide contribute their DDF to a
    pool of funds supporting the fellowships
  • Individual Rotarians generously support
    fellowships through
  • Endowed Gifts (US250,000 or more)
  • Named Gifts (US60,000)
  • Pooled Gifts (US10,000 or more)
  • Rotary Centers Major Gift Initiative
  • To raise US95 million by 2015 to permanently
    endow the program

9
Application Process
Applications submitted to local Rotary clubs
Club endorsed applications sent to Rotary
districts
District endorsed applications (no limit on the
number per district) sent to The Rotary
Foundation for processing
Fellows selected in a world-competitive selection
process by the selection committee
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
10
Fellowship Guidelines
What criteria does the Rotary Centers Committee
consider when selecting a Rotary World Peace
Fellow?
  • Interest in and dedication to peace and
    international understanding
  • Full-time work experience relevant to the Rotary
    Centers mission
  • Educational background and prior academic
    performance
  • Leadership skills and maturity
  • Proficiency in a second language
  • Future professional and personal goals

11
Who Are the Applicants?
  • Ideal candidates have
  • Minimum of 3-5 years relevant work for Masters
    program and 5-10 years relevant work for
    certificate program
  • Practical background in mediation or conflict
    resolution
  • Commitment to attain leadership positions in the
    governmental, NGO, or corporate sectors
  • Demonstrated history of service

12
Worldwide Participation
  • Over 1,600Applications submitted
  • 445 masters fellowships awarded
  • 90 short term fellowships awarded
  • More than 75 nationalities represented

13
Participation Zones 11-14, 17, 18
  • Peace Fellows from Your Zones
  • Masters Program
  • Zone 11 3 Fellows
  • Zone 13 7 Fellows
  • Zone 14 11 Fellows
  • (District 2240 4 Fellows)
  • Zone 17 11 Fellows
  • Zone 18 9 Fellows
  • Certificate Program
  • Zone 17 1 Fellow
  • Zone 18 2 Fellows
  • TOTAL !44 Fellows!

14
Alumni Goals
  • Increased capacity in current work related to
    peacebuilding conflict resolution
  • Lasting network of peacebuilders worldwide
  • Global human resource with whom to consult
    collaborate when facing conflict issues
  • Lasting relationship with Rotary

15
Prominent Alumni
  • Ryan Gawn - International External Relations
    Coordinator, Save the Children UK
  • Brigitta von Messling CSSP-Germany Project
    coordinator for all the current mediation and
    conflict resolution workshop projects in Balkans
  • Stephanie Borsboom - The World Bank, working in
    community development, Nepal
  • Arnoldas Pranckevicius - European Parliament
    Responsible for interparliamentary delegations
    for relations with Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia
  • …………….Just to name a few…….

16
Alumni Employment
Over 95 work in the areas related to peace and
conflict resolution
17
Alumni by Location
Global Network
18
How can you be involved?
  • Identify and sponsor candidates
  • Promote program within district
  • Invite alumni to district conferences
  • Contribute to program
  • DDF
  • Major Gifts
  • Attend a Rotary World Peace Symposium
  • Birmingham, UK, 18-19 June, 2009

19
Available Resources
  • The Rotary Foundation Staff
  • District Rotary World Peace Fellowship
    Subcommittee
  • RI Web site
  • Youtube.com
  • Peace Is Possible video
  • Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies video
  • Alumni
  • Publications
  • Rotary Centers for International Studies Brochure
    (084)
  • Program Guide for Rotarians (085)
  • Rotary World Peace Fellowship Application (083)

20
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION of Rotary International
Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace
and conflict resolution
Please contact Judy Gibson for more information
judy.gibson_at_rotary.org 1-847-866-3834
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
21
LUKE BROTHERS
  • John Kirsten Swift Family Fund Name Rotary
    World Peace Fellow
  • University of Bradford 2006-2008
  • Sponsored by District 5240
  • Media Monitoring Analyst for the Media Monitoring
    Unit, Press and Media Section, Public Diplomacy
    Division
  • NATO
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