Rotary Peace Fellows in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo, Norway.
By Lucienne Heyworth, a Rotary Peace Fellow at Uppsala, and Yuko Maeno, a Peace Fellow at University of Bradford
This year has been a momentous one for Rotary Peace Fellows at the Bradford and Uppsala Peace Centers. For the first time, 18 peace fellows met in the beautiful city of Oslo, Norway, for a three day program in January including action packed and ‘peace centered’ information and entertainment that left us enlightened. The purpose of this trip was to develop further collaboration between the two peace centers and to learn about Norway’s peace-building efforts.
Joined by local Rotary members, we toured a city packed with a proud history of supporting peace. One of the best-known Swedes, an esteemed inventor and philanthropist, the legendary Alfred Nobel, was the focus of much of our time as we visited the distinguished Nobel Institute of Oslo and spent time in the Nobel Peace Center Museum. We learned of the intricate selection processes to determine Nobel Prize winners and the establishment of the Nobel Prize. A visiting exhibit at the museum, ‘Targets,’ spurred interesting discussion of the use of targets in military …read more
Source:: Rotary International Blog