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  • Projects for Peace
    philanthropist Kathryn W Davis chose to celebrate by committing 1 million to Projects for Peace Now in its ninth year Projects for Peace continues to support and encourage today s motivated youth to create and test their own ideas for building peace More Upon her passing Mrs Davis left an extraordinary legacy Read about her life that touched so many others PROJECTS FOR PEACE RESEARCH REPORTS Video Meet Kathryn Davis

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  • Questions & Answers | Projects for Peace
    a common humanity developing leadership and mediation skills training for those in conflict or post conflict societies starting or leveraging initiatives organizations e g education health or infrastructure projects to build rebuild community I n general projects should be building blocks for a sustainable peace The overall program is intended to be worldwide in scope and impact but specific projects may be undertaken anywhere including in the U S Who is eligible to design a project for peace Undergraduate students at any of the Davis United World College Scholars partner schools including seniors who would complete their projects after graduation are eligible as are students at a few additional institutions of special interest to the Davis family so long as the president of their institution has signed and returned the grant participation agreement form All undergraduates not just Davis UWC Scholars at those schools are eligible Groups of students from the same campus as well as individual students may submit proposals How does the funding for these projects work Davis philanthropy has committed 1 million to fund Projects for Peace in 2016 While Davis funding per project is limited to 10 000 projects with larger budgets are welcome and co funding from other sources such as other philanthropists a college or university foundation NGO PVO or students own fundraising is encouraged How does a student or group of students make a proposal To be considered a student or group of students must prepare a written statement which describes the project who what where how including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact not to exceed two pages as well as a budget one separate page IMPORTANT All written project proposals require a heading to include the following name of the participating institution name of all student participants title of project dates of the projects country where the project will be performed Proposals should include pre approval of all involved parties and organizations involved in the project The two page proposal and one page budget should be submitted electronically to the designated official at each campus as outlined below Students with queries may direct them to their campus designated official as communication between students writing proposals and the Davis UWC Scholars office is prohibited How are these proposals submitted and judged Each involved campus has a designated official to coordinate the process on its campus This official in ways s he deems appropriate will guide the internal campus procedures for announcing and promoting the opportunity to students organizing the selection committee to evaluate the proposals submitted communicating results on a timely basis to the Davis UWC Scholars office and distributing the awarded grant funds for the winning proposal s on campus Final review and approval of all recommended proposals from individual campuses rests solely with the office of the Davis UWC Scholars Program which will then award grant funds to each school with winning project s How will the grants be awarded The intention is to fund 100 projects or more

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  • Projects | Projects for Peace
    staff on all those campuses across the country who played a part in evaluating and submitting the students work Mrs Davis sends her congratulations to all for your creativity and commitment One college president wrote the following about the process if the Projects for Peace stimulated as much initiative across other campuses as it did here it can be declared a success already it is a wonderfully conceived catalyst for

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  • Deadlines & Calendar | Projects for Peace
    Wasserman Davis February 2007 Summer 2015 Deadlines Date Action Fall 2015 Promotion on campus by school officials Creation of selection processes and appointment of evaluation committee on campus October 1 2015 Grant Agreement form due to Davis UWC Scholars Program office January 2016 Student proposals submitted to campus officials February 12 2016 Due date for proposals to be electronically submitted by campus liaisons to Davis UWC Scholars Program Office March

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  • Forms | Projects for Peace
    to use my 100th birthday to help young people launch some immediate initiatives things that they can do during the summer of 2007 that will bring new thinking to the prospects of peace in the world Kathryn Wasserman Davis February 2007 Forms These forms may be completed on your computer in Acrobat Please download fill in the form fields and save a copy to your computer to avoid making changes

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  • International House | Projects for Peace
    House Kathryn W Davis and her husband Shelby Cullom Davis were residents of International House IH at Columbia University during their graduate school years and were longstanding supporters of IH Kathryn increased her support of the Projects for Peace program

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  • News | Projects for Peace
    Articles 2011 Project 25 Cultivating Roots Connecticut College New York 1 TV News report Health First New York Web story News Articles 2010 International House Project 465 Music Works Project 368 Connecticut College Article 1 Article 2 News Articles 2009 Project 242 Connecticut College Project 243 Connecticut College Article 1 Article 2 News Articles 2008 Project 12 Carleton College Project 15 Clark University Article 1 Article 2 Project 16 17

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  • Kathryn W. Davis | Projects for Peace
    dinner she told the Moscow Times in 2002 And I couldn t have been happier During her lifetime she returned to Russia more than 30 times deepening her passion for its people history and culture and developing friendships that included former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev who was her dinner partner at her 95th birthday party Some people think Russian studies aren t important anymore don t ask me why Davis said in 1998 The more people know each other the better and this is what I am hoping will happen And hopefully that will lead to world peace which is my main goal Born in Philadelphia on February 25 1907 Davis was educated at Miss Madeira s School in Washington D C She received a bachelor s degree from Wellesley College a master s degree in International Relations from Columbia University and a doctorate from the University of Geneva Switzerland She also holds honorary doctorates from Middlebury College Columbia University and Wheaton College In 1934 her doctoral thesis The Soviets in Geneva was published and became a best selling book in Europe when her controversial prediction that the Soviet Union would join the League of Nations proved both timely and correct She went on to write numerous articles on foreign affairs in publications ranging from the Readers Digest to The United States in World Affairs published annually by the Council on Foreign Relations In addition to her articles she was a frequent and engaging lecturer before educational and civic groups in the United States India Russia China and Switzerland It was a shared interest in world affairs that first drew her to her husband of 62 years the late Shelby Cullom Davis who founded the investment firm that bears his name in 1947 and was ambassador to Switzerland from 1969 to 1975 The couple met on a train headed for Geneva in 1930 and discovered they had both recently traveled in Russia After returning to New York and completing master s degrees at Columbia University and following a courtship at International House where they both resided they were married on January 4 1932 They returned to Switzerland first to complete their doctorates in 1934 and then again during the years that Mr Davis served as ambassador After her husband s death in 1994 Davis dedicated herself to philanthropy primarily focusing on education and international affairs but also embracing a wide range of other causes She was devoted to her alma mater Wellesley College serving on its board for many years and supporting numerous projects including financial aid for students global education initiatives professorships in Russian Slavic and Asian Studies and the creation of The Davis Museum and Cultural Center Her other philanthropic investments included scientific research in genetics glaucoma and regenerative medicine education for recent immigrants at community colleges Planned Parenthood master s programs at the American Museum of Natural History and Future Generation s Graduate School and numerous organizations in the communities where she lived Although she wrote and

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