Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu Speaks at the Rotary World Peace Symposium
Two-day event also features leading academics, international experts and next generation of peace makers and humanitarian leaders
Archbishop Tutu, who currently chairs The Elders, a group of elder statesmen and peace advocates who are using their experience to help resolve some of the world’s most intractable conflicts, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Elders#cite_note-0) heads a list of top speakers who will explore the global challenges of peace making with the next generation of leaders, diplomats and other professionals who will face conflict-related issues.
Joining Tutu at the symposium will be Egeland, former UN under secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and current director of the Norwegian Institute of International Relations and special envoy of the UN Secretary-General for conflict resolution and
The two-day symposium brings together more than 350 leading academics, peace advocates, international journalists, students and alumni of Rotary’s World Peace Fellowship program, and business and community leaders from around the world who are committed to Rotary’s peace efforts.
Launched in 2002, the Rotary Centres for International Studies is one of the service organization’s most innovative educational programs. Each year, Rotary sponsors up to 60 scholars to earn a master’s-level degree in peace and conflict resolution at the Rotary Centres for International Studies located at the University at
“There is a really urgent need to produce another generation of people who can actually play this kind of role in the future,” says
Like the members of the classes preceding them, the current students are a diverse group, representing 47 countries and an array of professional and cultural backgrounds. Their interests and areas of expertise include public health, education, international law, economic development, journalism, and social justice.
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Rotary is a global network of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are more than 1.2 million Rotary members in over 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical regions.
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SOURCE Rotary International