Rotary Peace Forum: Cherine Badawi – Generation Waking Up

Cherine Badawi, Plenary Session II: “Peace through Communication”

Cherine Badawi serves as Curriculum and Training Coordinator of Generation Waking Up, a global campaign to ignite a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world. Her background as an educator and peacebuilder includes designing and facilitating peace education experiences at the elementary, secondary, university and professional levels. She has worked with thousands of people across four continents to cultivate the culture of peace through designing and facilitating workshops on intercultural understanding and collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and community organizing.

Some further information on Cherine.


Cherine Badawi – Global Citizen, Peace Educator and Interculturalist

Women’s History – International Week – Diversity – Leadership- Cultural Competence


Cherine Badawi is an accomplished experiential educator and instructional designer who has worked globally to bring people together across lines of difference and empower them to create a more socially just, thriving and peaceful world. She has designed and facilitated hundreds of transformational workshops to young people in more than a dozen countries focusing on leadership development, intercultural communication, gender issues, community building and social change. Cherine was as an intrinsic member of the inaugural voyage of The Scholar Ship, a transnational floating university that brought together students and staff from more than 50 countries. Cherine served as a senior trainer for Challenge Day, an innovative social change program recently featured on the Oprah Winfrey show.


Re-membering Our Power
Cherine Badawi grew up in the US as a first generation immigrant from the Middle East. Through her personal story of navigating cultural worlds with very different perspectives on gender, she takes students on a journey to understand the social conditioning of gender and the power of women to rise beyond the constrictions of their times.

Sharing the World: Raising Our Global Intelligence
Having traveled to more than 50 countries and lived for extended periods of time in four continents, Cherine Badawi considers herself a Global Citizen. In this interactive presentation, she takes students on a journey to discover four critical skills that underlie Global Intelligence and support students in being effective anywhere in the world.

Diversity Matters Now: Bridging Lines of Difference (hyperlink to workshop page)
More than a lecture, Diversity Matters Now! Is a transformative workshop that uses interactive activities to address diversity issues, enhance leadership qualities and increase capacity to build connections and community across lines of difference.

Generation Waking Up: Igniting a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world (hyperlink to workshop page)
The WakeUp is a transformational multimedia presentation that strives to: Awaken in young people a clear sense of who they are as a generation, an understanding of the urgent global challenges and opportunities they face, and a calling to take action; Empower young people with the training, mentoring, and support needed to thrive as leaders, and change agents in the 21st century; and Mobilize young people locally and globally across issues, geography, and all lines of difference, unleashing the collaborative power of the Millennial generation.


“Hosting you on Stetson’s campus was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made…” – Rina Tovar, Vice President of Campus Life, Stetson University

“Your workshops have been very helpful in discovering myself; how I viewed the world, who I really wanted to be, what I wanted to achieve, why I want to see changes, and what I can contribute to make a difference.” – Eng Tze Ng, study abroad student aboard The Scholar Ship