RISING Global Peace Forum
Where great minds inform and inspire to promote a more peaceful, hopeful world.
11th – 13th November 2015, Coventry UK.
Join us at RISING 15 to hear from some of the greatest minds in global affairs as they push us to think differently about how we approach threats and confrontations in today’s turbulent world.
We’re gathering global figures, grassroots practitioners and thought leaders from politics, business and society to look at the state-of-the-art in peacebuilding and human security.
The programme includes talks from some of the worlds’ most inspirational and experienced peacemakers, a UK film premiere, networking events and a gastronomic peace-themed gala dinner in Coventry’s atmospheric cathedral.
See the programme for latest speaker announcements.
Download the RISING leaflet.
Full 3-day programme (includes gala dinner): £350
Daily rate (excludes gala dinner): £79
Buy ticket for 1, 2 or 3 days
Keynote talks: £35 per session
•Hilary Benn MP
•Emma Sky and Heaven Crawley (combined session)
Special keynote offer for Coventry and Warwickshire: £10 per session
To celebrate 75 years of peacemaking in Coventry, 75 discounted tickets to each keynote session have been made available for people in Coventry and Warwickshire.
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RISING 15 LINE UP
■Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, UK Shadow Foreign Secretary.
■Rt Hon Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education.
■The Lord Alderdice FRCPsych, former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and one of the UK’s most thoughtful and experienced voices for peace.
■Terry Waite CBE, humanitarian and author held hostage in Lebanon for 1,763 days.
■Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, one of the world’s biggest Christian denominations.
■Cardinal Onaiyekan, Roman Catholic Cardinal Archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria.
■Michael Binyon OBE, veteran foreign correspondent and leader writer for The Times.
■Mary Harper, the BBC World Service’s Africa Editor.
■Sam Lee, documentary filmmaker and Director of Send in the Clowns.
■Iman Icar, Deputy Mayor of Mogadishu, capital of Somalia.
■Emma Sky OBE, former Advisor to the US Commanding General in Iraq.
■Richard Smith, peacebuilder and conflict-transformation practitioner.
■Karam Hilly, activist and community organiser from Syria.
■Colonel Dr Brendan O’Shea, Commandant in the Irish Defence Forces specialising in international peace support operations.
■Rozin Khalil Hanjool, a Yazidi young woman petitioning the UK government for more action on ISIS’s violence against women.
■Greg Barrow, Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, London Office.
■Anjli Raval, Oil and Gas Correspondent for the Financial Times.
RISING has won personal support from global icon for peace, Archbishop Desmond Tutu