Trustees phase out peace center at University of California, Berkeley
At its April meeting, The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees decided to dissolve the Rotary Center for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution at the University of California, Berkeley, after the incoming class for 2009-11.
After careful analysis of the most recent biennial evaluation of the Rotary Centers partner universities, the Trustees determined that the University of California, Berkeley, is unable to offer a graduate-level curriculum in peace studies and conflict resolution. They agreed not to award additional fellowships for study there, effective for the 2010-12 program and beyond, until such a time that the university might better meet the Foundation's program requirements.
The Trustees would like to recognize the outstanding personal efforts, both in time and financial resources, of Rotarians in the host area for the Rotary Center at the University of California, Berkeley.
The Trustees also would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to all of the Rotary World Peace Fellows, Rotary Center directors, faculty, and other universities associated with the Berkeley program. Without the dedication of all those involved, the Rotary Center would not have enjoyed the success it has had over the last 10 years.
Source: Rotary International News / Courtesy: eFlash_Rotary