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A dazzling finale to the 2015 Global Media Forum

Scilla Elworthy to deliver a keynote address

Scilla Elworthy, founder of the Oxford Research Group, will present an important speech on June 24, 2015, the last day of this year's Global Media Forum, in Bonn, Germany. In it she will address her main issues of study – the equal importance of politics, military interests and civil society for sustainable global security strategy.

It has become a long-standing tradition for the Global Media Forum to make the last day of the conference a special occasion for attendees. In previous years, Vandana Shiva and Auma Obama were among the inspiring figures who moved the audience to standing ovations. This year’s closing speaker also promises to share inspirational and intriguing insights into her work, which she describes as “trying to bridge the personal and the political by creating safe places where policy-makers can talk more openly to their opponents and by encouraging the kind of self-knowledge that keeps people from thoughtless violence or assisting in the destruction of the planet."

Scilla Elworthy is a member of the World Future Council and the International Task Force on Preventive Diplomacy. She is also the author of several books and a three-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2003 she was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize for her work with the Oxford Research Group.

In her most recent publication, Pioneering the Possible – Awakened Leadership for a World that Works, which was published in October 2014, Elworthy takes a frank look at the causes and effects of our global problems, and outlines a vision for the future that enables good and sustainable living for everyone on the planet. Commenting on her book, Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says, “It will wake you up to the challenges now facing the planet, and inspire you with sparkling accounts of what people are already doing to meet those challenges. It will show you how to build your own vision of the kind of future you want for your children, and the energy to make that vision real. I suggest you use this book as a guide, so that you, too, can become a 21st century pioneer of the possible.”

Scilla Elworthy, founder of the Oxford Research Group, will present an important speech on June 24, 2015, the last day of this year's Global Media Forum, in Bonn, Germany. In it she will address her main issues of study – the equal importance of politics, military interests and civil society for sustainable global security strategy.

It has become a long-standing tradition for the Global Media Forum to make the last day of the conference a special occasion for attendees. In previous years, Vandana Shiva and Auma Obama were among the inspiring figures who moved the audience to standing ovations. This year’s closing speaker also promises to share inspirational and intriguing insights into her work, which she describes as “trying to bridge the personal and the political by creating safe places where policy-makers can talk more openly to their opponents and by encouraging the kind of self-knowledge that keeps people from thoughtless violence or assisting in the destruction of the planet."

Scilla Elworthy is a member of the World Future Council and the International Task Force on Preventive Diplomacy. She is also the author of several books and a three-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2003 she was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize for her work with the Oxford Research Group.

In her most recent publication, Pioneering the Possible – Awakened Leadership for a World that Works, which was published in October 2014, Elworthy takes a frank look at the causes and effects of our global problems, and outlines a vision for the future that enables good and sustainable living for everyone on the planet. Commenting on her book, Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says, “It will wake you up to the challenges now facing the planet, and inspire you with sparkling accounts of what people are already doing to meet those challenges. It will show you how to build your own vision of the kind of future you want for your children, and the energy to make that vision real. I suggest you use this book as a guide, so that you, too, can become a 21st century pioneer of the possible.”