Tuesday, November 24, 2009

McIntosh Named Rotary World Peace Fellow

Dr. Ian McIntosh (pictured, at right, top), Director of International Partnerships at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis and faculty member in the Department of Anthropology, has been named a 2010 Rotary World Peace Fellow.

As part of this award, Dr. McIntosh will spend three months next summer at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand at the Rotary Center for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution.

The purpose of the Rotary Centers program is to:
· Support and advance research, teaching, publication, and practical field experience on issues of peace, goodwill, causes of conflict, and world understanding
· Inspire people to work for a culture of peace and tolerance while enhancing their capacity, knowledge, and skill by generating interaction between practitioners and academics
· Provide advanced international education opportunities in the area of peace and conflict resolution
· Provide a means for The Rotary Foundation and Rotarians to increase their effectiveness in promoting greater tolerance and cooperation among peoples, leading to world understanding and peace

Dr. McIntosh's research interests focus on issues of truth and reconciliation in global perspective, and he teaches a class at IUPUI that utilizes a unique "reconciliation barometer" to shed light on the quest for reconciliation through treaties, peace accords, apologies, reparations, truth commissions, trials and memorials. In partnership with the Scholars at Risk Network of New York University, and Human Rights Works, he coordinates the “Voices at Risk, Visions of Hope” speaker series at IUPUI. This series provides opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to interact via video-conference with some of the world’s most distinguished scholars who, as a result of their advocacy for human rights and justice in their homelands, have been forced to take refuge in the USA.


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