Class XV (2017-2018)

6. Guled Ibrahim

Sponsor District: 5950

Host Club: Sunnybank Hills, District 9600

Guled Ibrahim is a Somali-American who came to the US as a teenager about a decade ago. He is an energetic and self-motivated young man who has distinguished himself as an exemplary leader among his peers. In just seven years, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science from the University of Minnesota; a Juris Doctor (JD) from Mitchell Hamline Law School; and an International MBA from BPP Business School in London. He also earned a Conflict Resolution Certificate along with his JD.
Prior to receiving the Rotary Peace Fellowship, Guled was a Benjamin B. Ferencz Fellow in Human Rights and Law with World Without Genocide.
He also sat on the board of directors for the United Nations Associations of Minnesota. In 2015, he was selected to participate in the International Criminal Court’s Assembly of States Conference in The Hague as a delegate. In 2016, he was chosen to participate in the One Young World Summit in Ottawa, Canada as a delegate to represent Somalia and USA.
Guled’s dream is to help others through public service and to be involved in global conflict resolution. He hopes to combine his legal education and Rotary Peace Fellowship to get involved with peace and conflict resolution efforts in Africa and become a mediator without a border. The need for passionate peace builders has never been greater. Diplomacy, peacebuilding, and respect for the rule of law are three areas in which he wants to be involved in the coming years.
Guled is an avid reader of international affairs, passionate advocate for world peace and humanitarian causes, and travel aficionado who has travelled to over twenty countries in Africa, Europe, and North America. He says “if the human mind can conceive and believe, human ingenuity can achieve.”