Scilla Elworthy

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Scilla Elworthy founded Peace Direct in 2002. She founded and led the Oxford Research Group from 1982, and was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003. 'Previously she was a consultant at UNESCO on women's issues, a director of Minority Rights Group in France and has worked for ten years in southern Africa.'[1]

Between 2005-7 she was an adviser to Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela and Peter Gabriel regarding the creation of ‘The Elders’. She is currently also a Councillor on the World Future Council. In 1993 she gained her Ph.D in political science at Bradford University.



  1. Peace Direct Trustees