World Affairs Seminar 2025

Peacebuilding: Creating Lasting Change

Saturday, June 21 – Friday, June 27, 2025
Carroll University (Waukesha, Wis.)

What does it mean to build peace? The twenty-first century has seen a series of challenges to our collective understanding of this concept. Over 70 million people are currently displaced because of war, violence, persecution, and human rights violations, with half of this population being young people.

The toll of multi-year conflicts can be seen in such disparate places as Ukraine, Sudan, and Syria. Within the United States, recent polls find that nearly one in four Americans believe that some sort of political violence is necessary to “save” the country. And at the individual level, the anxiety and trauma created by the COVID-19 pandemic continue to challenge the well-being of people across the globe.

The 2025 World Affairs Seminar, Peacebuilding: Creating Lasting Change, will introduce delegates to institutions, people, and ideas that address such challenges as they strive to build a more peaceful world. Delegates will be challenged to create a holistic, inclusive understanding of peacebuilding, one that considers the global, national, and local issues that often stand in the way of opportunity, equality, and justice. As Rotary International reminds us, “when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global impact.” WAS 2025 will allow you to put this powerful idea in motion.

Thank you for your interest in our 2025 program.
More information will be available soon!








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