SCILLA ELWORTHY PhD
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. She founded Peace Direct (2002) to fund, promote and learn from local peace- builders in conflict areas and co-founded Rising Women Rising World (2013), and FemmeQ (2016). Scilla was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003 and was adviser to Peter Gabriel, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Sir Richard Branson in setting up ‘The Elders’. Her latest book The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War (2017) and her book Pioneering the Possible: awakened leadership for a world that works (North Atlantic Books, 2014) received critical acclaim from experts in the field. Her TED talk on nonviolence has been viewed by over 1,200,000 people.
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Established the Oxford Research Group, and for 23 years built up an international reputation for rigorous research into key global security issues (mainly WMD) and effective dialogue with government, the military and civil society.
Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for 1st time
1989 Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for 2nd time
Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for 3rd time
Awarded Ph.D in political science, Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University
Established Peace Direct to support those working non-violently in conflict areas (Iraq, Afghanistan, Congo) to prevent or resolve conflict
Awarded the Niwano Peace Prize to honor and encourage those devoting themselves to interreligious cooperation in the cause of peace
Peace Direct awarded Best New Charity at the Charity Times Awards
Appointed Councillor of the World Future Council
2007 Appointed Member of the International Task Force on Preventive Diplomacy
Launch of The Elders in Johannesburg on Nelson Mandela’s 89th birthday
World Peace Partnership Award for Outstanding Contributions to Global Peace Building
TEDx Exeter How do I deal with a bully, without becoming a thug myself?
Appointed to the International Advisory Council of the Institute for Economics and Peace
Speaker at Hanwang Forum, Beijing, State Guesthouse
Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Voice of a Woman
Ranked #32 on The world’s 100 most inspiring women by Salt magazine
Received Dadi Janki Award after being chosen one of the 100 Women of Spirit in the UK
Speaker at FemmeQ Summit in Berlin with 10 other pioneers of Rising Women Rising World
Honoured with the Leadership Perspectives Award by the Student Managed Fund
Honoured as patron of BrightMed Festival in Gibraltar. Nominated one of 100 Visionary Leaders by ‘Real Leaders’ – the world’s first sustainable business & leadership magazine
At Voices of Faith event at the Vatican, received the Women Sowers of Development Prize
For work to Empower Youth for a Better World, presented at the Montessori Model United Nations Conference in New York
Honoured as a Heart Ambassador with a Lifetime Achievement Award for the Inspiring and Tenacious Contribution to World Peace.