Article from Manhattan Free Press-- Terri McCants is a member of Manhattan Rotary Club

David Kozar Named a World Peace Fellow by Rotary International

David Kozar, a program assistant in the Division of Continuing Education at Kansas State University and a student in K-State's graduate certificate program in conflict resolution, has been named a World Peace Fellow by Rotary International.

Seventy fellows from 33 countries were selected for their leadership potential in government, business, education, media and other professional areas, said Terrie McCants, director of the conflict resolution certificate program in K-State's College of Human Ecology.  Each fellow has the opportunity to pursue a master's degree in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations and related disciplines.

The Rotary fellowship will fund Kozar's studies toward a master's in international studies in peace and conflict resolution at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

After graduating from K-State in 2002 in Spanish and International Studies, Kozar founded the Devolver Films Company.  He spent months in Bosnia and Herzegovina working on a feature-length documentary called "Decade from Destruction."  The film, which focuses on the struggles of life in post-conflict society, is in postproduction.

Kozar is on the advisory board of Training Workshops International for the Children.  He works with a team of international volunteers to develop interethnic children's programs and adult education seminars to promote community reconciliation across the Balkans.  Other responsibilities include developing  and implementing summer abroad volunteer programs to Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro for university students; coordinating language training for students involved in various projects; and monitoring programs in Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro.  He also works with the Center for Balkan Development/Friends of Bosnia.

"Terri McCants is one of the people responsible for inspiring me to work on building sustainable peace projects in divided societies in Bosnia," Kozar said.