In celebration of its centenary in Australia, Rotary has invited leaders in peace and conflict resolution to provide perspectives on challenging global and domestic issues and how we can all contribute towards building a more peaceful world over the next 100 years.


The symposium program is being finalised and will be available soon.

Pre-conference networking event for peace practitioners

Welcome to Country and Acknowledgements of Traditional Owners

Welcome by K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, Chair Elect of the Rotary Foundation

Plenary lecture by Professor Tilman Ruff

Evening Drinks and Entertainment

Plenary lecture by Nobel Laureate

A/Professor Tilman Ruff  AO, MB BS, FRACP

Tilman is the founding chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and Associate Professor in the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne. He was international medical advisor for Australian Red Cross 1996-2019, worked on immunisation and maternal and child health in Indonesia and Pacific island countries with the Australian and NZ government aid programs, Burnet Institute, UNICEF and WHO. He will present the lecture “Leaders of the World – How Can We Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Before They Are Used Again?”


Preliminary details of CONCURRENT Sessions


Posters promoting Peace (contributions welcome in Poster form)


a). Indigenous reconciliation matters.

b). Family violence.


a). Peace Produces Economic Benefits.

b). Humanitarian assistance.


a). Business and human rights law.

b). How to engage in peace building project.

Plenary Session

How can we strengthen network opportunities to implement ideas and plans for a more peaceful world?


Be an agent for change

Take advantage of the opportunity to network with peace professionals and practitioners, Rotary Peace Scholars, Victorian Police Peace workers, and other key paticipants in the program. The sessions offer practical ideas for potential peace and conflict resolution programs that could be implimentated by you and your organisation.

Who is this for?

The Future of Peace Leadership will appeal to Rotarians, academics, business professionals, lawyers and law enforcement personnel, humanitarian and not-for-profit agencies, community members and leaders, students, and practitioners and experts from the region.

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If you wish to contribute to the symposium, please contact Professor Rob Helme (Rotary Melbourne) at:


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