University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne and
National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies director
Prof Kevin Clements talk to Hiroshima Prefecture trustee
Reiko Fukutake about ways the donation she presented on
Tuesday can advance peace and justice work. Photo by Gregor
A cup of tea and the first installment of $540,000 in
donations to promote peace were shared between a Hiroshima
resident and University of Otago staff in Dunedin on Tuesday
Hiroshima Prefecture trustee Reiko Fukutake presented a
$60,000 donation to the National Centre for Peace and
Conflict Studies at the University of Otago.
New Zealand was one of the most peaceful nations in the world
so other countries would listen to graduates from the centre,
which was a ''pillar of peace'' in New Zealand, Ms Fukutake
The donations from the Global Future Charitable Trust include
this week's initial $60,000 donation, another $120,000 next
year and donations of $180,000 in the third and fourth year,
a total of $540,000.
Prof Clements said the generous gift would ''recruit and
retain'' students to be effective future peace and justice
A PhD scholarship fund would be made available for post
graduate research within the centre, he said.