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Virtual: 18th Annual Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Conference

April 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Please join the 18th Annual Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Conference, to be held virtually on Saturday, 10 April. The theme of this year’s event is “Peace and Resilience: Building Together a Post-Covid-19 World”. The graduating Rotary Peace Fellows from Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill will discuss their research on peacebuilding and development.

Pre-recorded presentations will be released in batches of three on April 6th, 7th, and 8th. Please watch these in advance of the conference if you can. During the conference, roundtables will provide deeper discussion of the Fellows’ work and experience. Check back for more information.

If you’d like to submit a question to a Fellow about their presentation in advance of the conference, please email it to NCROTARYCENTER@GMAIL.COM. Please put the name of the Fellow in the subject line. There will also be opportunities to submit questions during the webinar.

Conference Schedule: Saturday, April 10, 2021

Morning session: 9:00 to 11:30 am

9:00-9:20 – Welcome remarks by Scott Reynolds and Chair of TRF Trustees (K.R. Ravindran), and introduction of Class 19 fellows

9:20-10:20 – Roundtable #1  “Humanitarian action in a post COVID world: Collaborating for more effective humanitarian responses”

Speakers: Catherine Harris, Chimwemwe Kumwenda,  Bronwyn Manley

Moderator: Suzanne Maman

10:20-10:30 – Break

10:30-11:30 – Roundtable #2  “Development Strategies and the Building of Peace”

Speakers: Kalkidan Assefa Kebede, Marco A. Cuevas Meza, Giovanny Rincon

Moderator: Phyllis Pomerantz

Afternoon session: 1:30 to 3:00 pm

1:30-1:40 – Welcome remarks

1:40-2:40 – Roundtable #3  “Gender and leadership: equity in peace-building”

Speakers: Peter Adeyeye, Amanda Luz, Caitlin McMillan

Moderator: Catherine Admay

2:40-2:55 – Closing remarks

2:55-3:00 – Close of conference


April 10, 2021
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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