Date(s) - 09/11/2022 - 11/11/2022
Coventry Cathedral Priory Street
RISING Global Peace Forum 2022 will run from 9 to 11 November in Coventry Cathedral.
RISING is a unique three-way partnership between Coventry University (as represented by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations), the Cathedral and the City Council. It builds on Coventry’s status as the UK’s only City of Peace and Reconciliation and seeks to share ideas and inspiration about what it takes to build and sustain peaceful and secure communities.
This year the theme of the Forum is ‘Digital Peace’, although the breadth of speakers will also be looking at issues in Ukraine, China, Rwanda, Cameroon and in the UK. There will be a live video link interview with Volodymyr Groysman, former Prime Minister of Ukraine, and keynote addresses from
- Lord Peter Hain (former UK Northern Ireland Secretary of State),
- Tom Fletcher (former UK Ambassador to Lebanon),
- Richard Ratcliffe (husband of Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe who was detained in Iran for six years),
- David Porter (Chief of Staff to Archbishop Justin Welby at Lambeth Palace) and
the UK’s Director of Twitter Katy Minshall.
In addition, Roger Harrabin, former BBC Environment correspondent, will also be delivering the Lord Mayor’s Peace Lecture which is part of RISING. Book your place at this lecture at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/can-technology-curb-climate-change-peace-lecture-tickets-425636378867
There will also be a charity art auction in aid of humanitarian projects in Ukraine on the evening of 9th November. See https://www.coventryukrainiansociety.info/
On the evening of 8th November Joel Busher is talking about non-state actors, political violence and democracy https://www.coventry.ac.uk/events/2022/joel-busher/
To register to attend this year’s event, please encourage your members to visit https://coventry.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/rising-global-peace-forum-2022-digital-peace
RISING works throughout the year via a daily dialogue on digital media (@RISINGforum) and a series of online and in-person webinars. It culminates in the annual Global Peace Forum which take place in the iconic Cathedral.
More details about RISING can be found at https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/areas-of-research/trust-peace-social-relations/rising/