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POTSDAM - Rotary International and District 7040 are seeking non-Rotarian professionals interested in expanding their knowledge in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies and conflict resolution or a related field.

Each year, up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellowships (50 master’s degree fellowships and 50 professional development certificate fellowships) are offered on a competitive basis at six prestigious Rotary Centers around the world.

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 can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.

Fellows are chosen from countries and cultures around the globe based on their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace and conflict resolution during their careers.

Participants in the master’s degree program gain access to:

■ two years of Rotary-funded graduate study toward a master’s degree at one of our six Rotary Centers

■ training in the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations, and effective models of cooperation, conflict resolution, and negotiation

■ and a growing network of committed alumni employed around the world in diplomacy, government, non-governmental organizations and private corporations.

Candidates already working in the field of peace and conflict studies may opt for the three-month professional development certificate program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Both programs require, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a related field; three years of relevant work experience for the MA program and five years for the professional development certificate.

More information and application forms can be found on the Rotary website at http://bit.ly/ejEzCi .

Candidates for a Peace Fellowship must forward their application by April 30, 2013. Interviews of all sponsored applicants will take place on May 18 to select the successful candidate(s).

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