By Magnus Elfwendahl, Rotary Club of Uppsala Carolina, Sweden
In January, I had the honor of watching as Rotary Peace Fellow Lindsey Doyle from the United States received Uppsala University’s foremost award to teachers and students supporting human rights. Doyle was awarded the Martin H:son Holmdahl prize at Uppsala’s doctoral conferment ceremony.
The prize committee noted Doyle’s unusual and inspiring way of bridging academic excellence and personal experience for human rights and peace building. It made the Rotary members in the audience proud to experience how the outstanding quality and academic performance of our Peace Fellows is attracting growing attention and esteem.
I am full of admiration for the effort our peace fellows put into their work, preparing themselves for their future pursuit for peace and reconciliation.
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Eflwendahl is host area coordinator at the Rotary Peace Center in Uppsala