The Chair John Edwards Trustee of Conway Ethical Society introducced Vijay Mehta to the audience. The event started at 11 am with the showing of the film ‘Change the World’ made by Uniting for Peace (www.unitingforpeace.com) which charted war since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and featured peacemakers such as Gandhi and Rev Martin Luther King Jr it explored ways of advancing non-violent initiatives.
This was followed by a 20 minutes talk given by Vijay Mehta who explored the core messages of his book ‘The Economics of Killing – How the West Fuels War and Poverty in the Developing World’. The talk was followed with a vibrant Q/A which lasted about 40 minutes. The discussion was attended by a audicence of around 80 people.