Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter & Mary Robinson on 'speaking truth to power'

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Wednesday, 4 June, 2014

The Elders discuss what they mean by 'speaking truth to power’, and how their status as Elders allows them to – as Jimmy Carter put it – “go where we please, meet with whom we choose, and say what we believe."

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This discussion took place at last week's Elders debate about 21st century peace-building in Oxford, UK. Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, Hina Jilani, Mary Robinson and Martti Ahtisaari fielded questions from the audience on issues ranging from the Syria conflict to climate change.

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