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Dr Scilla Elworthy – The business case for peace

How can we stop people killing each other, locally, nationally and internationally? Do we want to stop the destruction of millions of lives and the profits made from the arms industry? We can build a peaceful future for our children and grandchildren, Scilla tells us how.

To find out more watch Scilla’s talk below and you can click here to download her slide presentation.  You can also read her interview in the Weatherbys Private Bank Magazine, Issue No.3, here: The Peace maker - an interview with three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Scilla Elworthy.



Who is she?

Founder of Peace Direct and co-founder of Rising Women Rising, a transformational movement that inspires women and men to build a world that works for all.

 

What’s her mission?

Helping to create a vision of how the world could be in 2030, and proposing strategies to realise it, based on successful existing initiatives.

 

Which of her books should I read?

The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War. It offers a sound business case for a peaceful world.

 

Interesting fact?

Consistently rated the most peaceable of all countries in the world by the Global Peace Index, Iceland has managed to reduce its military expenditure to zero, has no armed forces, and has reduced the inequality gap between rich and poor.

 

Best Quote

”This question: 'How do I deal with a bully without becoming a thug in return?' has been with me ever since I was a child.”