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19th Annual Rotary Spring Conference: Peace (Re)imagined: Sustaining Justice and Hope for the Future

April 9, 2022 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Our 19th annual Rotary Peace Conference will take place on Saturday, the 9th of April, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Our seven graduating Rotary Peace Fellows, including students from UNC’s Curriculum in Global Studies, School of Social Work, and Gillings School of Global Public Health, will present their research, engaging in panel discussions and taking audience questions.

Participants can choose to attend in person here at UNC’s FedEx Global Education Center or virtually. Registration is free of charge, with more information and the registration link available here. Please join us!


Register: 19th Annual Rotary Spring Conference: Peace (Re)imagined: Sustaining Justice and Hope for the Future

Please join us on April 9th, 2022 for the 19th Annual Rotary Spring Conference! The theme this year is “Peace (Re)imagined: Sustaining Justice and Hope for the Future”. Class XIX Rotary Peace Fellows will be presenting their research, sharing examples of justice and hope in peace-making and international development around the world.


This year we will have a hybrid conference. Please register to attend either in person OR virtually. Please only choose one option.This conference will take place from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Once you have registered, you will receive more information in the weeks leading up to the conference. This information will be specific to your choice of virtual or in-person attendance and will come directly from the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center staff.


Masks and social distancing will be required throughout the event for in-person attendees, and we will have coffee, tea, and water available. There will be no food during this conference. Virtual attendees will join us via Zoom. There will be opportunities for questions from our in-person audience as well as virtually through Zoom.

For in-person attendees, the conference will take place at the FedEx Global Education Center on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. In person registration will end when we reach our limit of 125.

During the conference, individual presentations will focus on a specific aspect of a Fellows’ work, and roundtables will provide deeper discussion of the Fellows’ interests and achievements.


We look forward to having you join us!

Parking information will be sent to in-person attendees.

For those of you coming from out of town to attend our conference, we have blocked out some discounted rooms at local hotels. More information about this option can be found here.


The Conference
“Peace (Re)imagined: Sustaining Justice and Hope for the Future” is a platform for the class 19 fellows to share our approaches to social justice. Through presentations and dialogues over our personal and professional experiences, we will explore how emerging technologies, frameworks and interventions can be used to elevate peace and equality. ~ CLASS 19 PEACE FELLOWS



7:45-8:30            Registration/Coffee & Tea
8:30-8:50            Welcome and Introductions

Group I

8:50-9:00            Presentation 1
9:00-9:10            Presentation 2
9:10-9:20            Presentation 3
9:20-10:00          Roundtable Q&A

10:00-10:30       Break

Group II

10:30-10:40       Presentation 4
10:40-10:50       Presentation 5
10:50-11:20       Roundtable Q&A

Group III

11:20-11:30       Presentation 6
11:30-11:40       Presentation 7
11:40-12:10       Roundtable Q&A

12:10-12:40       Presentation of certificates and closing remarks

Class 19 (2020-2022)
Giraldo Hammouda

Diana Quintero Giraldo

— Colombia —
Master in International Development Policy

Alaa Hammouda

— Palestine —
School of Global Public Health



Larissa Harari

— Brazil —
Master in International Development Policy

Roei Shaul Hillel

— Israel —
School of Social Work
Pardo Quiroz

Nathalia Contreras Pardo

— Colombia —
Global Studies

Diana Campos Quiroz

— Peru —
Master in International Development Policy


Philile Shongwe

— Eswatini —
Master in International Development Policy


April 9, 2022
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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