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Rotary/Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School at George Mason University Collaboration

The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School at George Mason University has partnered with Rotary International to provide education and develop modalities to assist Rotary clubs in promoting local, regional, and global peace.

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Rotary/Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School at George Mason University Collaboration
Rotary/Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School at George Mason University Collaboration

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Apr 02, 2024, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

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The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School at George Mason University, the top-ranked national public institution for peace and conflict resolution, has partnered with Rotary International, one of the largest global membership service organizations, to provide education and develop modalities to assist Rotary clubs in promoting local, regional, and global peace.

Join our speakers, Dr. Charles Davidson and Dr. Mari Clarke, to speak about the new Rotary/Carter school collaboration

Dr. Charles Davidson is a Research Assistant Professor at the Carter School at George Mason University specializing in the study of civil war, armed groups, and local peace processes along with American identity politics. He directs the Rotary and Carter School Collaboration for Peace and the Political Leadership Academy which focuses on equipping American leaders with skills and ideas necessary to sustain democracy. He earned his PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution the Carter School (the S-CAR) and has been in professional peacebuilding and research for 14 years including in Iraq, Afghanistan, Uganda, Burundi, the D.R. Congo, Tunisia, Colombia, and elsewhere. He is happily married to Abigayle who is a research director at the Aspen Institute, and the father of 11-month-old Eliana Rose.

Dr. Mari H. Clarke, World Bank Senior Social Inclusion consultant, provides technical support to World Bank Water Practice. She supported Rural Transport projects in Vietnam 2010-2022. She also supported Cooperation on International Waters in Africa (CIWA) on mainstreaming gender, and supported the Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Electricity Rollout Plan (NEROP) and PNG Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project II. Earlier she helped design a web-based knowledge base on gender and transport and developed tools for gender and transport, water, and ICT and led portfolio review on gender and infrastructure. She also helped design and guide studies of gender, poverty, and environment in Africa and gender and climate change in Bangladesh. Previously she consulted for the Asian Development Bank, USAID, Catholic Relief Services and other NGOs. In addition to her Rotary membership, she is former president of Friendship Force of the National Capital Area and continues as a member of the governing council. She was secretary of the National Association of Practicing Anthropologists and President of the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists. She received the Praxis Award for excellence in the application of anthropology. She has numerous publications on her research in Greece and also her international development work. She holds a PhD, in Economic Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.Ed. in Instructional Design, UNC, Chapel Hill; MA in Economic Anthropology U. of Pennsylvania. BA in Anthropology, Michigan State University. 

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