October 2020

Rotary Peace Fellow Jamie Leseur (Uppsala 2013-15) has been named Uppsala University’s Alumnus of the Year for 2020. Jamie is global Head of Emergency Operations at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Read more.

Rotary Peace Fellow Rita Lopidia (Bradford 2015-17) executive director and co-founder of the Eve Organization for Women Development in South Sudan, received the US Institute of Peace’s inaugural Women Building Peace Award. Read more.

Rotary Peace Fellow Eva Czermak (Chulalongkorn 2017) uses her fellowship background and medical training to ensure that needs don’t get overlooked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

Rotary Peace Fellow Nick Tobia (Uppsala 2012-14) and his team won NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge (Best Use of Data award; Euro Data Cube award) for developing the GIDEON app, which measures the risk and sustainability of post-lockdown economic recovery across the globe, and looks at how countries’ pandemic and environmental management tactics balance with that recovery. Read more.

Rotary Peace Fellow Dongju Brandon Yu (Duke-UNC 2008-10) builds consensus among goat herders to help them earn a decent wage, protect grasslands. Read more.

Rotary Peace Fellow Chia-Yin Lin (International Christian University 2011-13) leads teams that screen travelers in Taiwan to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read more.