A Peace Conference for all of us!  Rotarians interested in working for peace are invited to come together with those already engaged in the field.  The ROTARY WORLD PEACE CONFERENCE 2017 will discuss how Rotary and Rotarians can prevent and mediate conflict.
Save the date!  The two-day event March 31 – April 1, 2017 will be hosted by the Rotary Clubs and Districts of Michigan, northern Indiana and southern Ontario representing over 10,000 Rotarians.  All are invited to attend including the general public and youth from universities and high schools including Rotaractors and Interactors.
The objective of the Peace Conference is to empower community leaders, Rotarians and others to participate in and actively propagate peace activities in their community.  It will be held in our home town at the Michigan League on the University of Michigan campus.  Leading experts, authors and scholars specializing in peace and conflict resolution are coming from government, business, health care, media and faith-based organizations to discuss these complex issues.
We are especially pleased to announce that Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1997) will be the plenary speaker on  Saturday, April 1.  There is a unique lineup of dignitaries from Rotary International speaking on Friday, March 31 including President John Germ.  Peace scholars and activists from the US, Canada, United Kingdom and India are also on the program.