Managing Director, Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, Duke Center for International Development
Susan Carroll is the Managing Director of the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, overseeing its daily operations at both Duke University's Center for International Development and UNC-Chapel Hill's Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs. With a strong commitment to providing exceptional opportunities and support to Rotary Peace Fellows, Susan ensures the center offers a robust curriculum. Furthermore, she actively promotes the Rotary Peace Fellowship to attract outstanding candidates worldwide, encouraging them to pursue graduate studies in various disciplines such as international development policy at Duke and public health, education, social work, and global studies at UNC.
Prior to joining the Center in 2005, Susan dedicated over 20 years to the field of international humanitarian assistance, notably serving the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Her experience includes being the first UN Liaison Officer with the Allied Forces in Incirlik, Turkey, working with military personnel to protect and assist Kurdish refugees. Susan earned her bachelor's degree in geology from Wesleyan University and pursued graduate studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She also had a unique professional detour, working in residential real estate in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During that period of her life, she was part of the team that sold the house of culinary icon, Julia Child, in 2002.