The University of Bradford is welcoming international peace experts on Saturday October 29th 2011, when the Bill Huntley Seminar will showcase the unique Rotary scheme that helps to promote world understanding and reduce conflict.
The Great Hall at the university will be the venue for the annual Rotary Bradford Peace Conference. Rotary Peace Fellows promote national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities.
At the seminar, each member of Class IX (2010/11) will give a presentation, in many cases describing their activities while on their Applied Field Experience (AFE) this summer.
They are being joined by keynote speaker Mark Segal, a Senior Conflict Advisor at the British Government’s Department for International Development where he works on policy issues around peace-building and state-building.
Chris Cushing, Principal Research Fellow in Department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, will also be speaking at the seminar. Chris has directed emergency humanitarian field operations in 14 wars in over 24 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia for MSF, Red Cross and CARE.
Dick Hazlehurst, host area coordinator to the University of Bradford, says the peace conference is a very significant event: “The annual Bill Huntley Memorial seminar is a celebration of our peace fellows. These people dedicate their lives to conflict resolution which is no easy journey. Not only must our graduates have the skills to influence key decision-makers, they must understand the many issues and cultural conflicts involved. Using their abilities, they bring us closer to a world without conflict. The Bill Huntley Memorial Seminar showcases the excellent work achieved by the Rotary Peace Fellows who study at the University of Bradford.”
If you think you have the skills and dedication to be a Rotary PeaceFellow, contact your local Rotary club and take a look at the Rotary Peace Fellow website.