It is our pleasure to announce keynote speaker Prof. Dave Webb, Chair of CND for the Peace Conference.

We are honoured to have John Leech OBEJosephine Apira, human rights activist and chair of the Ugandan Sustainable Development Initiative (USDI) and Dr. Victor Olisa QPM, ambassador to the Tutu Foundation as our guest speakers.

Programme to also include screenings of Shadow World based on the acclaimed book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade by Andrew Feinstein, War School which raises the issues of the targeting of children by the British Government to promote support for the military and HUFUD’s own short film Peace is Possible.

Q & A with War School director, Mic Dixon.

The event concludes with The Path To Peace presented by the talented Loussin-Torah Pilikian and Marv Radio.

Date & Time
Monday 17 June 2019, 10am to 6pm
Registration and welcome coffee from 9.15am

Initiatives of Change (IofC)
24 Greencoat Place
London, SW1P 1RD

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About the Speakers

Professor Dave Webb has been Chair of CND since 2010 and is also Chair of Yorkshire CND. He is the convener of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, a member of Scientists for Global Responsibility and until recently a Professor of Engineering and Director of the Praxis Centre at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Dr. Victor Olisa QPM joined Surrey Police in 1982 straight from university, where he studied Biochemistry.  He worked both in uniform and criminal investigation department up to the rank of Sergeant.

He transferred to the City of London Police in 1990 where he worked in various roles and departments that included operational uniform Inspector and the Fraud Squad.

In 2003 he went on secondment to the Home Office to work on Stop and Search as part of a small team in the Office for Criminal Justice Reform.

In 2005 he was awarded a PhD in Criminology by the London School of Economics and Political Science.

He transferred to the Metropolitan Police Service in April 2006 on promotion to Superintendent and worked in a variety of senior management roles.

In April 2012 he was promoted to Chief Superintendent and posted to Bexley Borough as a Borough Commander.

In 2013 he becomes Borough Commander of Haringey, where he worked for three years before taking up the position of Head of Inclusion and Diversity for the Met, between 2016 and 2017.

In 2017, Dr Olisa was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for distinguished police service.

In October 2017 he retired from the Police Service and is currently carrying out research into police leadership as a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science and working as a Governor at Treloar’s and Director of Safeguarding at Surrey County Football Association.

Alberto Portugheis, HUFUD Founder and President, is an international concert pianist, dedicated to the pursuit of Peace, not only in the Middle East but on the entire planet.

Portugheis was born in Argentina and lived for seven years in Geneva, Switzerland, before settling in the UK. Geneva being the European Headquarters of the United Nations, Portugheis experienced first-hand the workings of this complex and powerful organization. This prompted Alberto to study and analyse all wars in history and in present times and to write down his findings.Portugheis’ writings earned him a nomination to the Nobel Peace Prize 2008. As a result of this nomination, in 2009, his first book—”Dear Ahed….. The Game of War and a Path to Peace“—was published. A second book “$$$$$s In Their Hearts” came out in 2014. The following year, in 2015, Alberto Portugheis launched the Movement he presides, HUFUD (Humanity United for Universal Demilitarisation).