Invitation to Apply

Rotary France-USA Inter-Country Committee (ICC)
Positive Peace Seminar, Rennes, France October, 2020
*DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER, 2021, PLEASE CONTINUE TO APPLY.

In continuity with the first two France-USA ICC Seminars (Paris, France October 2016 & New Orleans, LA, USA October 2018), this peace seminar is intended to give the opportunity to the younger generations to prepare themselves to reflect on peace in the world and global issues. This seminar will be done in cooperation with Rotary French districts 1650 and 1720, with the Institute for Economics and Peace and the Rotary France-USA Intercountry Committee. It will be a two-day, interactive workshop aimed at deepening participants’ understanding of Positive Peace and its relevance for their own work and communities, in order to enhance their capacity to serve as peacebuilding leaders.

Participants will:
1.  Gain knowledge and tangible tools to enhance their own work, and to be better able to manage conflict when it occurs,
2.  Apply and amplify the message of Positive Peace - including the value of local investments in and collaboration around - Positive Peace within their own networks and communities,
3.  Develop relationships with other participants beyond the seminar.

The France-USA ICC 2020 Positive Peace Seminar builds off successful large-scale, multi-day positive Peace workshops conducted by the IEP in Colombia and Mexico in 2017 and 2018, which were hosted by Rotary clubs and districts through funding provided by Rotary Global Grants. Those workshops brought together diverse groups of community leaders and peacebuilders to discuss and design practical, impactful, and measurable community-level investments through Positive Peace. The 2020 Positive Peace Seminar will be the first Positive Peace workshop organized through the ICC model, and will serve as a “proof of concept” for Positive Peace workshops conducted outside of the Global Grant structure.

Room and board will be provided for all participants.  Airfare will be provided for participants chosen from the USA.   For specific information and a Concept Note regarding the seminar, please send an email to: FranceUSAICC@gmail.com

If interested please complete this survey and  send  your curriculum vitae and letter of motivation to the following email address: FranceUSAICC@gmail.com

Regarding acceptance, you will be notified by email or phone within 30 days of receipt of your application.  Thank you for your interest.

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* 1. What is your first name?

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* 2. What is your last name?

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* 3. What college or university do you attend?

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* 4. What is your primary field of study?

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* 6. What is your street address?

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* 7. City? Zip Code?

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* 9. What is your email address?

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* 10. What is your cell phone number?

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* 11. Are you a former Interact Club or present or former Rotaract Club Member?  If so, which?

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* 12. What Rotary Club and/or District is sponsoring you?  They may not be aware of this project.  Please share the CONCEPT NOTE with them.  Please list a Rotarian Name and email address so we may share your participation, if accepted.

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* 13. What is Rotary in 100 words or less?

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* 14. Why are you interested in attending the Positive Peace Seminar? (100 words or less)

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* 15. How would you define Peace (100 words or less)?

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* 16. Have you ever participated in a Rotary event, Peace-building event or an International workshop?  If so, please describe one of the events and what you gained from it.

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* 17. Please outline your experience (academic, professional or personal) in peace-building.

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* 18. What do you believe is the main challenge when it come to building peace?

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* 19. What are your expectations regarding participating in the Positive Peace Seminar? Or, what do you hope to gains by participating in this event?

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* 20. How did you hear about the Positive Peace Seminar?

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* 21. The Positive Peace Seminar expects all participants to uphold the principles of respect for human dignity and tolerance of opinions different than their own.  No ad hominem comment will be tolerated.  Can you ensure that you will uphold these two principles during the dialogue?

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* 22. What do you hope to gain by participating in this event conducted in English?

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* 23. Share something interesting or funny about yourself.

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* 24. Are you available for the dates of October 22-24, 2020 and should you be accepted to participate, do you commit to attend the seminar?

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