5 speakers 15 minutes each

William Sieghart

Middle East pathways to peace

Williams Sieghart is a philanthropist and publisher. He is the founder of National Poetry Day, the Forward Poetry Prize, the Big Arts Week, Bedtime Reading Week and co-founded StreetSmart: Action for the Homeless in 1998. In 2012, he edited a collection of British poems called Winning Words: Inspiring Poems for Everyday Life, to tie in with the London Olympics. Sieghart co-founded Forward Thinking, promoting a more sensitive understanding of the recent troubles in the Middle East, and advocates representative dialogue as a factor in the peace process between Israel and Palestine.