Keynote Speaker

SCILLA ABOUT PEACE


After 4 decades working with those who make decisions on nuclear weapons worldwide, as well as those who risk their lives daily to stop others getting killed, I have begun to understand why war continues, and how armed violence can be prevented. In my new book I describe 25 proven systems that effectively prevent armed conflict and build safety at local, national and international levels.

While many people feel powerless in the face of what they see on TV – a world in crisis, with wars and violence taking place across the globe – I demonstrate how change is taking place from the bottom up, and teach the skills needed if people are to be effective in their efforts to build peace at home, in the workplace or the community. I provide trusted exercises to develop the skills needed for people to become inspiring builders of peaceful societies.

WHAT I LIKE TO TALK ABOUT


THE BUSINESS PLAN FOR PEACE

In September 2017 I published The Business Plan for Peace. The book demonstrates how 25 tried and tested strategies for preventing war can be scaled up and extended over 10 years, with the aim of preventing armed violence worldwide. The response has been so favourable that many of the strategies are now being implemented as programmatic initiatives of a new organisation with a viable business plan for peace.

So, in our new organisation Plan for Peace, our mission is to bring about a global shift in culture away from the habit of war, towards a manifest commitment to prevent violent conflict and build sustainable peace throughout the world.

FEMMEQ – THE NEW INTELLIGENCE

The emerging power of feminine intelligence, and why it’s an essential tool for men and women in future decision-making to build the future we want for ourselves and our children.

EMPOWERING THE ADOLESCENT AS AN AGENT OF CHANGE

“We have received dozens and dozens of positive responses to your speech. People were so inspired; everyone was so thankful that they could learn from your wisdom and experience. It was a great honor for the Montessori movement that you gave this keynote to our Congress.” (IMC, Prag July 2017)

LOVE IN A TIME OF HATRED

The power of dialogue in times of hostility and insecurity: how Desmond Tutu taught me to “deal with a bully without becoming a thug yourself”.

Scilla in Heidelberg

PIONEERING THE POSSIBLE: AWAKENED LEADERSHIP FOR A WORLD THAT WORKS

“Dr. Elworthy talks about radical leadership; it will give you the essential skills and inner power to help build a world that works for all, and to have a great time doing it.” (Chade-Meng Tan, Jolly Good Fellow of Google & Author of “Search Inside Yourself”)

QUALITIES WE NEED IN A LEADER:

It’s a relief to identify the old stale values we have lived with, and replace them with new conscious values to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Who enjoys hearing Scilla?


CORPORATE EXECUTIVES:

including Price Waterhouse Coopers, Chanel, Intel, Eden Project, Linklaters London, Linklaters Brussels, Management Centre Europe, BAE Systems.

PROFESSORS & STUDENTS:

including the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford, University College London Department of Political Science, UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Said Business School, Oxford,
Emerson College. Trinity College, Dublin for their Leadership Perspectives Series.

LITERARY FESTIVALS:

including Wells Literary Festival, Gibraltar International Literary Festival, Hay Festival, Edinburgh Book Festival, Oxford Book Festival, Wilderness Festival, Port Eliot Festival, Royal Society of the Arts.

GLOBAL LEADERS:

including The World Future Council, Voices of Faith at the Vatican, Salon’s XCVI Spring series, the Post Davos Nordic Summit, the 5th Global Baku Forum, and the European Forum on New Ideas.

LEARNING INSTITUTES:

including the Chisholme Institute, the Salon Mondaine series to discuss Being Peace at Soho House, Berlin, Toulouse Quakers Annual Conference, Mind & Life Europe, Resurgence’s 50th anniversary conference, Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace, Spirit of Humanity Forum, Empathy and Compassion in Society, Oslo.

Ted Talk: Fighting with non-violence
Filmed: April 2012

How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need – as nations and individuals – to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how nonviolence works, she evokes historical heroes – Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela – and the personal philosophies that powered their peaceful protest.

RSA – 21st Century Enlightenment: On Humanity
Filmed: October 2014

Peace builder Scilla Elworthy proposes ten new 21st century values to replace the stale values of the past, in order to build a world that works for all.

TedxYouth@Bath
Filmed: December 2012

Global Media Forum hosted by Deutsche Welle
Filmed: June 2015

  • “Visionary is much too small to describe Scilla Elworthy. . . . With a rare grasp of today’s realities, she not only sees what’s coming but also shares her pragmatic vision of what life could be like.”

    Ambassador Swanee Hunt

    Chair, Hunt Alternatives; chair and founder,The Institute for Inclusive Security; Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

  • “We need individuals like Dr. Elworthy to start the work of preventing war. This has been my personal dream for many years.”

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • “Dr. Scilla Elworthy has always inspired such hope in my world. Her insights spring from a deep faith in people. A faith founded on years of research and deep thinking about how we resolve conflict without war.”

    Sir Mark Rylance

    Actor, former artistic director, Globe Theatre

Upcoming Events

March 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm , Oxford

Oxford Brookes Human Rights Festival

Scilla will be speaking at the Oxford Brookes Human Rights Festival on 13 March 2019.… Read more »

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March 24, 2019 @ 10:30 am , Washington DC

The Montessori Event, Washington DC

Scilla will give a Keynote Speech on “Empowering the Adolescent as an Agent of Change”… Read more »

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April 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm , London

Quaker Centre Bookshop, London

On Tuesday 2 April 2019, Scilla will be giving a talk at the Quaker Centre… Read more »

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