Building on the success of its first three annual Desmond Tutu Peace Summits, Regent’s University London, in partnership with the Tutu Foundation (UK), is set to bring together a host of experts who will discuss learning how to avoid, resolve and at least how to manage the hatred that drives and motivates so many conflicts in the modern era.
With the enthusiastic support of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a group of high-profile speakers from business, broadcasting and politics will come together at the fourth annual peace summit to discuss hate; its causes, consequences and cure.
The one-day conference takes place at the University's Park campus on Thursday 11 April, and will open with a short video of the Archbishop.
Attending the summit as a keynote speaker will be Michael Palin, the actor, writer, television presenter and comedian, who will be discussing North Korea and his other travels, which he writes about in Palin’s Travels.
Dr Victor Olisa, the first black officer employed by Surrey Police in the early 1980s, former Met Borough Commander and Head of Diversity will consider hate crimes and youth and gang gun and knife violence with a panel that includes Joseph Duncan (Tutu Foundation UK and Co‐founder of Youth Futures), Noel Williams (Youth Justice Consultant) and Natalia Morgan (Advocacy Academy student).
Shaun Bailey, 2020 London Mayoral Candidate, and the day’s second keynote speaker will explain that in order to remove violence from our streets, we must first remove hatred from our hearts.
Other speakers and panellists include Dr Ahmad Al Dubayan (Director General of London Central Mosque & Islamic Cultural Centre), Rabbi Baroness Neuberger DBE (West London Synagogue), Peter Taylor OBE (BBC Terrorism Analyst) and Nomatemba Tambo (High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland).