Posted on Apr 30, 2022
As of July 1st, 2022 the new international Chair of the Rotary Peace Centers Committee, which every year selects the Rotary Peace Fellows for the 50 Master's Degree or 80 Professional Certificate programs in peace and conflict resolution at seven universities throughout the world, is Past District 5040 Governor Chris Offer. Member of the Rotary Club of Ladner, Chris also serves on the board of The Rotary Foundation Canada.
 
The seven universities are: Chulalongkorn University, in Bangkok, Thailand; University of Bradford, in Bradford, England; University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia; Uppsala University, in Uppsala, Sweden; Duke University and University of North Carolina, in Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina; International Christian University, in Tokyo; Makerere University, in Kampala, Uganda.
 
Aside from reviewing applications and selecting finalists for a Rotary Peace Fellowship, in the US$5 million program, the Committee builds awareness of the program and assists in the evaluation of our university partnerships and program outcomes. There are six staff that support the Peace Centers. There 10 members of the Peace Centers Committee come from 10 different countries and a Rotary Foundation Trustee who is liaison with The Rotary Foundation trustees.
 
Offer is in Uppsala, Sweden this week for an official visit to build relationship with the university there and assess the peace and conflict resolution program on behalf of Rotary International.