CCARE founder and director, Dr. James Doty, welcomed Dr. Scilla Elworthy, a distinguished activist for peace who has worked on peace-related issues for over 30 years, for a Conversation on Compassion.
Dr. Elworthy turns vision into action: three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for developing effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers and their critics, with the Oxford Research Group, founded in 1982.
In 2002, Dr. Elworthy founded Peace Direct to fund, promote and learn from local peace-builders in conflict areas. She was advisor to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Richard Branson in setting up The Elders, independent and global leaders working together for peace and human rights. Dr. Elworthy was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003.
Today her full attention is on developing The Business Plan for Peace resulting from her 2017 book The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War. Her TED talk on non violence has been viewed over 1.4 million times on TED and YouTube.