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Celebrate MAW’s 20th birthday!

Saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war

Thurs 27 May 2021, 7.00pm – 8.30pm BST

Join us online as we celebrate MAW’s 20th birthday! BRUCE KENT and MAW Chairperson TIM DEVEREUX will be joined by expert guests, looking back briefly on our achievements and, more importantly, thinking about the future.

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PAUL INGRAM in conversation with MERERID HOPWOOD will consider:

  • The challenges of war and peace in the 21st century
  • Alternatives to war – including the UN, conflict transformation and international law
  • The role of the armed forces and their carbon bootprint

Come and join the discussion!

FREE ZOOM EVENT – ALL WELCOME

Book tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/saving-succeeding-generations-from-the-scourge-of-war-tickets-153278162109

Our Speakers

Mererid Hopwood
Vice-President of MAW. Professor of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University. Award winning Welsh poet and published author. Inspired at primary school by the annual Welsh youth message of peace and goodwill to become a lifelong campaigner for peace, particularly within Cymdeithas y Cymod (the Fellowship of Reconciliation in Wales). Instrumental in the recent establishment of the Academi Heddwch Cymri – the new research institute for peace matters within Welsh Universities.

Paul Ingram
Originator of the Stepping Stones Approach, the backbone of the 16-nation Stockholm Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament formed in 2019. Former Executive Director of BASIC (British American Security Information Council) 2007-2019. Weekly talk show host on Iranian TV covering political and security matters 2007-2012. Green Party Co-Leader of Oxford City Council (2000-02) and Green rep on the Stop the War Coalition 2002-05. Host of Peckham Quaker Meeting since 2003.

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