Gain inspiration at the Disease Prevention and Treatment Presidential Peacebuilding Conference

By Past RI Director Peter Offer, Disease Prevention and Treatment Presidential Peacebuilding Conference Host Organizing Committee Chair

Dear friends,

On behalf of the Disease Prevention and Treatment Presidential Peacebuilding Conference organizers, I invite you to join us in Coventry, the City of Peace and Reconciliation, the weekend of 24 February.

Join the Rotary family, young leaders, community members, civic dignitaries, scholars, medical professionals, and university and business experts in the field of research for disease prevention and treatment for this one-day program in the historic City of Peace and Reconciliation.

Conference speakers include Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councilor Tony Skipper, Professor Joseph Valadez, Chair of International Public Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Laureate. For the full programme and list of speakers, visit

The Conference will also feature four breakout sessions highlighting various touchpoints between Disease Prevention and Treatment and Peace. One of the breakouts, led by Jean Best and Caroline Millman, will be dedicated to youth and includes Peace Advocates and PeaceJam. The day will conclude with a RI President’s Peacebuilding Dinner. Participants will gain strategies for serving as peacebuilding agents while addressing disease prevention and treatment challenges.

President Ian Riseley, Director Brian Stoyel, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, and I hope you will join us for the weekend in Coventry. Attendees can join a Rotary Foundation dinner, hosted by Kenneth Schuppert, Vice Chairman of the Rotary Foundation, on Friday, 23 February. For those wishing to explore the local region, we will help arrange visits to Coventry, Warwick Castle and Stratford on Avon before and after the Conference.

We anticipate having some 800 Conference attendees, including 250 children from secondary schools sponsored by their local Rotary clubs.  Current registrants include Rotarians from Canada, Ghana, Great Britain, Ireland, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, and the United States. For those staying overnight, we have arranged accommodations at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel which is on site at the venue the Ricoh Arena.

Register online today. We look forward to welcoming you in England,

Peter Offer

Visit for a list of all Peacebuilding Conferences being convened by RI President Ian Riseley.

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