Committee Chair: Axel Steuer
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. Each year, up to 110 Rotary Peace Fellows are selected, consisting of up to 60 master's degree fellows and up to 50 professional development certificate fellows. Fellows 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.
Program alumni are looked to as leaders who promote national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Former fellows are currently working in grassroots and local nongovernmental organizations, national governments, the military, law enforcement, and bilateral and international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, International Organization for Migration, and Organization of American States. Graduates also enjoy the support of a growing worldwide network of fellow alumni committed to building peace.
The Rotary Club of Edina sponsors one Rotary peace fellow each year. Qualified candidates should demonstrate a commitment to peace and conflict resolution through academic, volunteer, and professional experience, as well as outstanding leadership abilities and high academic achievement. Applicants cannot be a Rotarian; Honorary Rotarian; employee of a club, district, or other Rotary entity or of Rotary International; spouse, lineal descendant (child or grandchild by blood or legal adoption), spouse of a lineal descendant, or an ancestor (parent or grandparent) of any living person in the foregoing categories; or a former Rotarian within 36 months of resignation. For more information, or to apply, please contact Axel Steuer or International Service Director Eduardo Padilla.