Inaugural Ahinsa Lecture
To commemorate the International Day of Non-Violence, UNESCO MGIEP and the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of India to UNESCO are organising the Inaugural Ahinsa Lecture by Dr. Scilla Elworthy, three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and recipient of the Niwano Peace Prize.
The theme of the lecture is: “Peace or War? Why war continues, how peace can be built, what it will cost and who can do it.”
Scilla Worthy is one of the most respected peace builders in today’s time. She is also the founder of the Oxford Research Group, a non-governmental organisation she set up in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics, for which she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize not once but thrice.
The UNESCO MGIEP Distinguished Lecture Series invites speakers of global eminence to spark transformative ideas for our shared future. The Distinguished Lecture Series is intended to initiate an international discourse to build a more peaceful and sustainable world.
As part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, MGIEP is launching the Ahinsa Talks to commemorate the International Day of Non Violence with the aim of emphasising the relevance of Gandhian principle of ahinsa or non violence in the 21st century.