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Sept. 30, 2002 -- No. 523

Keohane, Moeser to help launch new Duke- UNC Rotary Center for International Studies

Wednesday (Oct. 2), 4:30 Ė 6 p.m.

Ackland Art Museum, UNC campus

Duke University President Nannerl Keohane and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser will speak at a private reception on Wednesday (Oct. 2) at UNC to help formally launch the new Duke-UNC Rotary Center for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution. Media representatives are invited to cover the event at UNCís Ackland Art Museum off South Columbia Street.

The new joint center was officially announced last April by Rotary International.

The Duke-UNC Rotary Center for International Studies -- one of only seven in the world -- provides opportunities for scholars to focus on dealing effectively with obstacles such as war, famine, poverty and disease, which currently impede international cooperation and peace.

Through partnerships with eight universities throughout the world, the Rotary Centers for International Studies will advance knowledge on issues of peace and conflict resolution among the next generation of community and world leaders.

Nine Rotary World Peace Scholars make up the first class of scholars hosted by UNC-Chapel Hillís University Center for International Studies and the Duke Center for International Development. The scholars hail from India, England, Colombia, Argentina, Australia, Germany, Japan, and Taiwan.

More information on the Rotary Centers for International Studies and the April announcement is at:

http://www.rotary.org/newsandinfo/presscenter/releases/125.html

For more information on the Duke-UNC center, contact Darla Deardorff, (919) 843-2792 or deardorf@aas.duke.edu.

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