Managing Director, Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

Susan Carroll was named managing director of the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center in 2015. She joined the center in 2005 as coordinator and became assistant director in 2011.

Susan has more than 20 years of experience in the field of international humanitarian assistance, principally working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In 1991, she was the first UN Liaison Officer with the Allied Forces in Incirlik, Turkey, working with military personnel on the protection and assistance of Kurdish refugees.

Susan received her bachelor’s degree in geology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., and has done graduate studies at the Institut Universitaire des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva. She had a brief professional detour when she worked in residential real estate in Cambridge, Mass., and in 2002, was part of the team that sold Julia Child’s house.

She lives with her four children in Durham.