Rotary Peace Scholars are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
Scholars are chosen from countries and cultures around the globe based on their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace and conflict resolution during their careers.
The Rotary Foundation sponsors two programs for Peace Scholars.
Building the leaders of tomorrow
Master’s Program – 24 Months
- Five Peace Centers worldwide
- Some programs offer a 15 -month course
- Study timelines differ according to each university’s schedule
- 10 new fellows at each center each year, up to 50 per year
- Two to three month applied field experience during summer break
Strengthening Today’s Leaders
Professional Development Certificate – 3 Months
- One center, one university – Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand
- 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
Rotary Peace Center Locations:
- Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
- University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
- Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden