Business Plan for Peace
Talk by Dr Scilla Elworthy in Birch Hall at the school on 20 November from 6.30pm.
This talk will be very popular so please reserve your place via the school reception 01981 540221 firstname.lastname@example.org
On November 20th We will be delighted to welcome Dr Scilla Ellworthy PhdD to our school. Three times Nobel Peace Prize nominee for her work with Oxford Research Group, founder of Peace Direct, co-founder Rising Women Rising World Scilla was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003. Her TED talk on nonviolence has been viewed by over 1,130,000 people.
In the afternoon Scilla will be doing a workshop with our upper school pupils exploring how a more peaceful and harmonious way of co-existing with ourselves, each other, our environment and the wider world could be developed, starting right here at school.
In the evening, at 6.30pm Scilla will be giving a talk for all about her new Her latest book The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War (2017) which has received critical acclaim from experts in the field. Based on 40 years pioneering initiatives in the transformation of conflict and detailing 25 viable methods on international, national and local levels, the book demonstrates that war can be prevented worldwide over a period of 10 years for less than2 billion dollars.
“Dr. Scilla Elworthy has always inspired such hope in my world. Her insights spring from a deep faith in people. A faith founded on years of research and deep thinking about how we resolve conflict without war. This is a profound book. I hope our leaders read it.”
Sir Mark Rylance, actor, former artistic director, Globe Theatre
Refreshments will be served from 6.00pm. Everyone is most welcome. The talk is free but we will be asking for donation for the charity peace Direct.