Janet Napier (Santa Barbara Sunrise)
The Rotary Foundation supports educational programs to promote international understanding by bringing together people from different countries and cultures.
Rotary Peace Fellows 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 earn a master's degree in international relations, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies. The Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution program supports the mission of The Rotary Foundation to further world understanding and peace.
The purpose of the Rotary Peace Centers program is to support and advance research, teaching, publication, and practical field experience on issues of peace, goodwill, causes of conflict, and world understanding. The centers create leaders who inspire people to work for a culture of peace and tolerance while enhancing their capacity, knowledge, and skill by generating interaction between practitioners and academics. The program provides advanced international education opportunities in the area of peace and conflict resolution. Provides a mechanism for The Rotary Foundation and Rotarians to increase their effectiveness in promoting greater tolerance and cooperation among peoples, leading to world understanding and peace.