In celebration of its centenary in Australia, Rotary has invited leaders in peace and conflict resolution to provide perspectives on challenging global and domestic issues and how we can all contribute towards building a more peaceful world over the next 100 years.
The Future of Peace Leadership – Rotary Peace Building Symposium 2021 will be held online over two half days, on the afternoon of April 21st and the morning of Thursday, April 22nd (AET). The dates were chosen because April 21st 2021 will be the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, the oldest and largest club in Australia. In 1921, four Rotary Clubs were created in Australia and New Zealand (Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, and Wellington).
The symposium will bring together leaders in peace and conflict resolution to provide perspectives on challenging global and domestic issues and to discuss how we can all contribute towards building a more peaceful world. RI President Holger Knaack and Chair of the Rotary Foundation Trustees, Ravi Ravindran have agreed to speak as well as two Nobel Peace Prize winners. A number of Peace Fellows have been helping with the planning of the symposium and will also present Rotary’s partner organization, The Institute for Economics and Peace will run one of the symposium’s optional sessions. The University of Queensland Rotary Peace Center has recommended that its 2020 and 2021 classes of Peace Fellows attend the online event.
More detailed information about our 30 speakers, the outstanding program, and registrations can be accessed on our website: www.peaceleadership.org.au
The symposium was featured in the regional magazine Rotary Down Under in February and is due to be mentioned in the April edition of Rotary.