Female, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, birthday 3rd June
Joined September 2017

Biog : Scilla was adviser to Peter Gabriel, Desmond Tutu and Richard Branson in setting up ‘The Elders’, brought together by Mandela, from whom she learned key lessons about integrity. She founded the Oxford Research Group in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics, work which included a series of dialogues between Chinese, Russian and western nuclear scientists and military, for which she has been three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She founded Peace Direct in 2002 to fund, promote and learn from local peace-builders in conflict areas, and in 2013 co-founded Rising Women Rising World She advises the leadership of selected international corporations on emerging values, and teaches young social entrepreneurs; her latest book is Pioneering the Possible: awakened leadership for a world that works, and her TED talk on non violence has been viewed by over a million people


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Building Peace Plays : Actors Learning From Business Plan For Peace


Latest news! Actors learning from The Business Plan for Peace, and building peace plays!

Bella Merlin, Professor of Acting and Directing in the department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production at the University of California, Riverside, is taking her students through a course based on The Business Plan for Peace. The course is Acting: Theory, Practice and Medium for Social Change and the students will engage in actor training skills during the first part of the course, and then create short plays based on inspirations from "The Business Plan for Peace" in the second half. 

Bella says: “We will be allying actor training with 'human training' with using some of the thoughts arising from the online course - what it means to be compassionate, ethical, non-violent, etc. I'll alert the students to key issues being discussed by the speakers on the online course so that they can expand their world vision. ( We will also watch Dr Elworthy's TED talk (now viewed by over 1,400,000 people on Ted and on YouTube."




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