Inaugural Ahinsa Lecture by Dr. Scilla Elworthy

To commemorate the International Day of Non-Violence, UNESCO MGIEP and the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of India to UNESCO are organising the Inaugural Ahinsa Lecture by Dr. Scilla Elworthy, three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and recipient of the Niwano Peace Prize.

The theme of the lecture is: “Peace or War? Why war continues, how peace can be built, what it will cost and who can do it.”

Scilla Worthy is one of the most respected peace builders in today’s time. She is also the founder of the Oxford Research Group, a non-governmental organisation she set up in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics, for which she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize not once but thrice. In 2003,  she to set up Peace Direct, a charity that lends support to local peace-builders in conflict areas. In 2003, she was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize. From 2005 onwards, she served as adviser to Peter Gabriel, Desmond Tutu and Richard Branson in setting up The Elders. She is also a member of the World Future Council and in 2012 co-founded Rising Women Rising World, a growing, vibrant community of women on all continents who take responsibility for building a world that works for all.

The UNESCO MGIEP Distinguished Lecture Series invites speakers of global eminence to spark transformative ideas for our shared future. The Distinguished Lecture Series is intended to initiate an international discourse to build a more peaceful and sustainable world.

As part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, MGIEP is launching the Ahinsa Talks to commemorate the International Day of Non Violence with the aim of emphasising the relevance of Gandhian principle of ahinsa or non violence in the 21st century.

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Date(s) - 06/10/2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

UNESCO Headquarters, Room IV

Distinguished Lecture  By UNESCO MGIEP

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