Duke-UNC Rotary Center ‘Action for Peace’ Conference Addresses Global Challenges

March 12, 2019
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the 16th annual Rotary Spring Conference on April 6, 2019. The event is sponsored by the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center and features the work of current Rotary Peace Fellows.

The theme of the one-day conference is “Action for Peace.” The organizers’ goal is to highlight actions and policies that can be undertaken at local and global levels to address pressing challenges, such as climate change, violence, displacement and famine. The speakers work across a range of disciplines and will address topics including foreign aid, education, post-war reconciliation, global health and labor mobility.

The UNC-Duke Rotary Peace Center was founded to promote international peace and conflict resolution. The current class of Rotary Peace Fellows come from 57 countries around the world and are enrolled in one of several master’s programs at UNC-Chapel Hill or Duke University. The center’s faculty directors are Margaret “Peggy” Bentley, associate dean for global health and Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Catherine Adcock Admay, lecturer and assistant director of undergraduate education at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy.

More details about the Spring Conference are available on the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center website. All events will be held in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center. Registration is available online.