Global Impact

Promoting Peace, Piece-by-Piece

From defending civil rights in Israel to helping migrants in NYC

Portrait of Mishly

From defending civil rights in Israel to helping migrants in NYC

The Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center is one of only seven Rotary Peace Center Partner Universities worldwide. The center’s mission is to promote peace through a holistic approach to training that combines conflict resolution methods, peace-building and conflict prevention with an emphasis on sustainable economic, political and human development.

The center is home to the Rotary Peace Fellowship, a program that covers tuition and fees, room and board, a summer internship, funding for participation in academic conferences, and transportation between the fellow’s home and study destination at the start and end of the fellowship period.

In addition to the core course of study, all Rotary Peace Fellows at Duke and UNC take a required 3-credit-hour core seminar each semester, designed specifically to study an aspect of peace and conflict resolution.

Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers and through service activities.

This summer, Neta Mishly ’23 (MA), who is studying under the global studies curriculum at Carolina, is using her summer internship stipend to work at Legal-Aid Society’s migration unit in New York City.

Mishly previously worked at an Israeli law firm, representing people from marginalized communities, including immigrants, refugees, prisoners, victims of violent crimes and people in poverty.

In her recent blog about her experience Mishly said, “LAS provides legal counsel to low-income city residents in various fields like criminal defense, housing, family law and migration. I am honored to have the opportunity to learn from their expertise and contribute to the uncompromising struggle for vulnerable individuals and communities.”

Read more from Mishly’s blog about her experience as a Rotary Peace Fellow and time working for Legal-Aid Society…Opens in new window

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