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Annual Rotary Peace Conference hosted at University of Bradford

6 October 11

The annual Rotary Peace Conference at the University of Bradford will explore practices and possibilities for peace through presentations and workshops on crucial current events on Saturday 29 October.

The ‘Bill Huntley Memorial Peace Seminar’ organised by the Rotary Peace Fellows studying on the University of Bradford’s MA programme in peace studies and conflict resolution will this year explore the theme of Peace in Action; Journeys of Rotary Peace Fellows.

In addition to the ten Peace Fellows, guest Mark Segal, Senior Conflict Advisor at the Department for International Development and Chris Cushing, Principal Research Fellow in Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, will also be speaking at the event.

Director of Rotary Peace Centre, Professor Tom Woodhouse, said: "Rotary International and the University is once again delighted to highlight the wonderful work achieved by these Peace Fellows. The Fellows, who are chosen from countries and cultures all around the globe, often go forward to work in areas of conflict and hardship using the skills they have learned on the Bradford programme and in the course of their field work."

The Rotary Centre for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution at the Department of Peace Studies is one of six flagship Rotary International Studies Centres in Peace and Conflict Resolution established in 2002. The other centres are at the University of California - Berkeley; the University of North Carolina and Duke University, USA; the University of Queensland, Australia; the International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan; Uppsala University in Sweden; and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

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6 October 11

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Further information for Media Enquirers

For further information please contact the University of Bradford Press Office on 01274 23 3089/3084.

Out of office hours call 07879 437996. Alternatively, e-mail or fax on (01274) 236280.