Announcing the book launch of
“Conversations in Peace”
to be launched by Dame Marie Bashir
plus film of ‘Conversations in Peace’ introduced by philanthropist Steve Killelea
and music by renowned Kurdish artist Veli Toprak
Celebrating 14 years of the Sydney Peace Prize
The Sydney Peace Foundation would like to invite you to the book launch of Conversations in Peace, the first volume of speeches delivered by Sydney Peace Prize recipients.The first 14 recipients of the Sydney Peace Prize (1998-2011) include Nobel Laureates Muhammad Yunus and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former leader of Amnesty International Irene Khan, the Indian novelist Arundhati Roy, environmental scientist Dr. Vandana Shiva, Aboriginal leader Patrick Dodson, and the inimitable academic activist Professor Noam Chomsky.
These inspiring individuals aspire to a future in which respect for human rights is universal and unchallenged. In highly creative ways they show how poverty can be eradicated, non-violence embraced, the rich and powerful persuaded that peace with justice is precious, and that violence of any kind is not only contrary to any notion of a common humanity, but also serves no purpose.
This volume not only pays homage to the wonderful recipients of the Sydney Peace Prize, Australia’s only international prize for peace, but also serves to honour Professor Stuart Rees, founder of the Sydney Peace Foundation and the Sydney Peace Prize.