On Saturday, October 26, 2013, the Rotarian Action Group for Peace hosted a globally streamed workshop featuring Dr. Joseph G. Bock, Director of Graduate Studies at the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame.



Watch Video Segments:


Available on request: [email protected]

  • Edited segments anywhere from 2 minutes to 10 minutes, with accompanying discussion questions for your Rotary club or committee
  • Klamath Basin Watershed Case Study (approx. 15 minutes)
  • The entire event (approx. 120 minutes)


Additional Q & A

Dr. Bock did not have time to answer every question posed during the event. Here are the written responses to questions he was not able to get to during the event.


Rotary Global Grant for Mediation in Uganda

See the following links for additional information about the Rotary Service project in Uganda: Early conflict warning and early response for co-existence: TRF Global Grant # 2574 – PhotosProject description


Event Overview: Engaging Rotarians In Global Violence Prevention

The role of Rotary International in the realm of peacebuilding is clear to academics and peace workers alike. Rotary is one of the largest service organizations in the world, and it is guided by the principles of advancing international understanding, goodwill and peace. Yet, for the purposes of preventing violence on many levels, the unique network of Rotarians is still underutilized.

In this workshop, Dr. Joseph Bock from the University of Notre Dame spoke about Rotary International’s unique infrastructure, which he considers the organization’s ‘crown jewel’ for preventing war and promoting peace. Dr. Bock examined how individual Rotarians can tap into their networks and contribute to violence prevention and peacebuilding. The Rotarian Action Group for Peace offered this workshop as an opportunity for Rotarians to understand their unique role and become directly involved in peacebuilding.

The workshop was hosted in Portland, Oregon and streamed online for Rotarians, Rotary clubs, Rotary Peace Fellow alumni and the Rotary Peace Centers to participate globally.

Additional event details here.

See the video Dr. Bock made for Rotarians attending the Rotary International Convention in Lisbon here.