Dr. Scilla Elworthy

Dr. Scilla Elworthy a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and a recipient of the Niwano Peace Prize. In 2002 she founded Peace Direct, which supports local action against war, and in 1982 founded Oxford Research Group, a think-tank devoted to developing effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers and their critics. Beginning in 2005 she helped set up The Elders initiative as adviser to Sir Richard Branson, Peter Gabriel and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Scilla is chair of the Civil Society sector of the Hanwang Forum in China, a Councillor of the World Future Council, adviser to The Do School in Hamburg training young social entrepreneurs worldwide, co-director of the Institute for Transformational Futures, and advises to the leadership teams of major international corporations.


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