Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Dr. Scilla Elworthy on the Way to World Peace

May 25, 2020 Season 1 Episode 11
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Dr. Scilla Elworthy on the Way to World Peace
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Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Dr. Scilla Elworthy on the Way to World Peace
May 25, 2020 Season 1 Episode 11

In this deeply personal episode, I speak with my friend and tireless force for good, Dr. Scilla Elworthy. Scilla is nothing short of inspiring, and to listen to her discuss her work and life story is to hear a clear example of a human being who found and is living their purpose. I say it multiple times in our discussion, but the world needs more Scillas, more people saying "peace is possible."

Scilla is a peace builder and has been a distinguished activist for peace for over 30 years. She has met with scientists, nuclear weapons policy-makers from all five nuclear powers, and their critics to develop effective dialogue. She founded the Oxford Research Group, Peace Direct, and co-founded 'Rising Women, Rising World' and FemmeQ, and was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. Her latest book is The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War.

Listen as we discuss the violent childhood incident that led Scilla on the path of peace-building from age 11; her incredible early journeys working with concentration camp survivors to Vietnamese refugees to orphans in Algiers; a life-changing coma that led her to ask and actively try to answer the ultimate question, "Who am I?"; COVID-19 as nature's clear message to us to open our ears and eyes; her techniques for dealing with fear, establishing effective dialogue with angry or egotistical world leaders, and utilizing anger to get things done; and how growing vegetables creates a connection with nature that shifts our hearts towards compassion.

This episode is part of our Silver Linings theme.

Instagram: @solve.for.happy, @onebillionhappy, @mo_gawdat
Facebook: /solveforhappy, /onebillionhappy
LinkedIn: /mogawdat
Connect with Dr. Scilla Elworthy at scillaelworthy.com

Show Notes

In this deeply personal episode, I speak with my friend and tireless force for good, Dr. Scilla Elworthy. Scilla is nothing short of inspiring, and to listen to her discuss her work and life story is to hear a clear example of a human being who found and is living their purpose. I say it multiple times in our discussion, but the world needs more Scillas, more people saying "peace is possible."

Scilla is a peace builder and has been a distinguished activist for peace for over 30 years. She has met with scientists, nuclear weapons policy-makers from all five nuclear powers, and their critics to develop effective dialogue. She founded the Oxford Research Group, Peace Direct, and co-founded 'Rising Women, Rising World' and FemmeQ, and was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. Her latest book is The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War.

Listen as we discuss the violent childhood incident that led Scilla on the path of peace-building from age 11; her incredible early journeys working with concentration camp survivors to Vietnamese refugees to orphans in Algiers; a life-changing coma that led her to ask and actively try to answer the ultimate question, "Who am I?"; COVID-19 as nature's clear message to us to open our ears and eyes; her techniques for dealing with fear, establishing effective dialogue with angry or egotistical world leaders, and utilizing anger to get things done; and how growing vegetables creates a connection with nature that shifts our hearts towards compassion.

This episode is part of our Silver Linings theme.

Instagram: @solve.for.happy, @onebillionhappy, @mo_gawdat
Facebook: /solveforhappy, /onebillionhappy
LinkedIn: /mogawdat
Connect with Dr. Scilla Elworthy at scillaelworthy.com