On Thursday, May 18th, the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) is offering a creative roundtable conversation between distinguished women leaders from politics, business, peace, and security:

Women, War, and New Paradigms for Power

May 18 starting at 3:45 am Los Angeles / 6:45 am New York / 11:45 am London

This event is not just for women! It is for everyone on the planet who wishes to learn more about how we can challenge the current paradigm of war and violence that is causing global turmoil today.

During the roundtable, we will discover how new paradigms of power and peace are being pioneered by women across all sectors and continents. Commentators and audience members will step on stage to share their insights. Together, we will articulate new paradigms of power for our shared future.

The conversation is expected to last approximately 2 hours. A recording will be posted afterwards on this page, for those who missed the live event. I encourage you to attend live and let your voice be heard.

(If you wish to receive the recording via email afterwards, please click here to sign up for the Sacred Planet mailing list.)

This broadcast is offered completely free of charge and is made possible by Rising Women Rising World.

Keynote Presenters:

  • Zahira Kamal (Palestine), first woman secretary-general of a political party in Palestine, the Fidah Party/Palestine Democratic Union; first Minister of Women’s Affairs in Palestine; Founder of Women’s Studies Centre and Palestine Business Women’s Association.
  • Scilla Elworthy (UK), PhD, founder of Oxford Research Group, Founder of PeaceDirect. Thrice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Laureate of Niwano Peace Prize; Councilor of World Future Council, Co-Founder of Rising women Rising World; Advisors to The Elders.
  • Rama Mani, (France/India) PhD, Founder of Theatre of Transformation Academy, Convenor of Enacting Global Transformation Initiative at CIS, University of Oxford, Councilor of World Future Council and Co-Founder of Rising women Rising World.

Chair: Dr. Julia Amos (Sweden), Coordinator, War and Peace at Oxford; CIS Management Committee; OxPeace Steering Committee.

Special Guests/Live hosts via video conference:

  • Annie Lim, PhD (Malaysia/Canada), Founder/CEO, WeWorld Network; Founder, LIFE Child Foundation, social venture activist.

  • Jocelyn Mercado (USA): Founder of Sacred Planet; author & environmentalist.


Instructions to join:

On May 18th: At the scheduled time, click this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/583502173

Or you can connect via telephone:
    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
    Webinar ID: 583 502 173
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=c8VIAko_B0XuZrQjy1juKT7c1PCfOLKF


This broadcast is offered completely free of charge and is made possible by Rising Women Rising World.

Please forward this web page to your colleagues & friends who may be interested in attending.

I look forward to seeing you at this important global event.


Love and light,

Jocelyn Mercado