Rotary clubs have long embraced the call for peace at the grassroots level by addressing the underlying causes of conflict and violence, such as hunger, poverty, disease and illiteracy. Ten years ago, the international humanitarian organization of volunteer service clubs decided to take a direct approach to world understanding by providing future leaders with the tools they need to "wage peace" on the global stage.Since 2002, Rotary clubs, each year sponsor up to 60 scholars who embark on one to two years of study to earn master's-level degrees in peace and conflict resolution at Rotary Centers for International Studies at leading universities in England, Japan, Australia, Sweden, and the United States.
- Uppsala University, Sweden
- University of Bradford, UK
- University of Queensland, Australia
- International Christian University, Japan
- Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA