The Role of Peace in the 21st Century – A Prerequisite for Survival? – Steve Killelea (Tech Philanthropist)

admin - 5th June 2017

The Oxford Guild is delighted to welcome a very special guest for a very exciting and unique forum ahead of the UK General Election – Steve Killelea, Australian tech multi-millionaire and philanthropist, two time Noble Peace Prize nominee (who is heavily tipped to win it in the next couple of years with strong odds), and Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace and the Global Peace Index. Taking place from 5pm on Wednesday 7th June (7th wk) in Trinity College’s Danson Room, this is an unprecedented and exclusive opportunity to hear from and ask questions of such a high profile figure who has flown in to speak about these controversial and fascinating topics. Please join us for an interesting and timely discussion, with important implications for interpreting the next day’s UK General Election as well as recent world events.Steve is a member of the Order of Australia, winner of the Luxembourg Peace Prize 2016 and has been named as one of “Top 100 Most Influential People in Armed Violence Reduction”. “Soldiers of Peace”, the documentary film Steve produced in 2008, has received international acclaim and won a number of awards including the Angel Film Award at the Monaco International Film Festival 2008, the Golden Ace Award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival 2009 and the Club of Budapest Worldshift Ethic Film Award. It promises to be an incredibly topical and very lively discussion, particularly ahead of the UK General Election and it’s not one to miss out on! REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE! This is one of the greatest businesspeople, philanthropists and minds of our era. Peace is one of the greatest issues of our age and the concepts that will be discussed will be novel and cover not just the Role of Peace in the 21st century, but what creates peace, what our leaders do not know, what can be done by leaders and individuals, recent world events and conflicts and why peace is a radically transformational concept. Steve will also speak about his own journey and career from surfer to tech entrepreneur and investor turned philanthropist. There will be an opportunity for questions and if you would like to ballot for the chance to meet Steve and speak to him directly over drinks and take photos in a private reception please email president@theoxfordguild.com ASAP.

In light of increased refugee flows, recurrent terrorist attacks and sharpening political disillusionment, understanding peace and its drivers becomes critical for society. How can we help countries transition from war to post-conflict, identify fragility and build resilience? Steve Killelea, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace, will discuss the role of Peace in the 21st Century and what research has shown creates peaceful societies.  Please join us for an interesting and timely discussion, with important implications for interpreting the UK General Election as well as recent world events.

This is a truly invaluable event that will undoubtedly be one of the most fascinating of the year – DO NOT MISS OUT! The event begins at 5pm in Trinity College’s Danson Room. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE AND SECURE YOUR PLACE:                

 

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