The University of Queensland Rotary Peace Centre welcomed its thirteenth class of Rotary Peace Fellows this week in the School of Political Science and International Studies. The group of ten Rotary Peace Fellows for 2015-2016 hail from Afghanistan, Bhutan, the United States, Finland and the UK, and are hosted in the local Brisbane area by Rotary Clubs from District 9600 and District 9630. Dr Melissa Curley, Director of the UQ Rotary Peace Centre, said the new Peace Fellows brought with them a diverse range of academic and professional experiences, and were chosen for the Fellowship from an international field of applicants for their demonstrated commitment to enhancing peace and justice globally.
To date 112 Rotary Peace Fellows had graduated from the UQ Masters in International Studies (Peace and Conflict) since the Centre welcomed its first class in 2002. Dr. Curley thanked Host Area Coordinator Nick Curry and members of the Rotary Advisory Board, including Anne Brand and Shaugh Forbes, for their ongoing support and commitment to the UQ Rotary Peace Centre, and recognized the role of local Rotarians who host Peace Fellows during their stay in Brisbane.
Acting Head of School Gillian Whitehouse thanked Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation for their ongoing philanthropic commitment to the Peace Centers Program. For further information on the Rotary Peace Centres Program and for application details, see