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Dr Scilla Elworthy

Member of Advisory Council

Three times Nobel Peace Prize nominee for her work with Oxford Research Group to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics.

Scilla now leads The Business Plan for Peace to help prevent violent conflict and build sustainable peace throughout the world‚ because it is possible; based on her latest books The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War (2017) and The Mighty Heart: how to transform conflict (2020)‚ now an on-line course. Her TED talk on non-violence has been viewed by over 1,500,000 people.

Scilla founded Peace Direct in 2002. Peace Direct goes from strength to strength under brilliant young leadership, supporting local peace-builders in conflict areas. Scilla was adviser to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Richard Branson in setting up ‘The Elders’, and was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003 and the Luxembourg Peace Prize in 2020.