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Updated: Oct 22, 2019

COMING SOON - The Ecosystem of Peace

This year the theme for our global peace forum is ‘The Ecosystem of Peace’; how top-down political decisions, and bottom-up civic actions (and external factors) interconnect – as groups, communities and countries – to make us more secure. The event is run over three days, 13th-15th November, hosted in Coventry Cathedral.

The programme is still being finalised, but the speaker line-up already includes influential figures from important areas of peace building, at a national and international level. The programme is designed to cover a wide range of issues involved in ensuring peaceful communities.

To look at the role of women and leadership we have former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the current Chair of the Institute for Women’s Leadership, based at King’s College London. Famed for her 2013 speech in calling out misogyny within Parliament, she currently hosts a fascinating podcast, putting the spotlight on women in leadership from all walks of life. Find ‘A Podcast of One’s Own with Julia Gillard’ here: ttps://

On the importance of considering the environment for ensuring peaceful communities we have a keynote address from Paul Allen, director of the Centre for Alternative Energy. There will also be a participatory workshop Roger Harrabin (BBC environment analyst), Harriet Lamb (CEO of Ashden) and Jess Northey (from the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations).

Former Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, will be joining us to explore the role of children in the ecosystem of peace, as the former head of Save the Children International. With a vast wealth of experience in international relations we are privileged to have her speaking.

This is just a flavour of what is in store for November, stay tuned for more details!

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