Global Peace Index 2016 Washington DC launch event

On the 15th of June the Institute for Economics and Peace along with the Diplomatic Courier celebrated 10 years of the Global Peace Index (GPI) the world’s leading measure of country peacefulness, at the Future of Peace Summit in Washington, DC. The event was held at the prestigious Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Centre in Washington DC.

The event was opened with a video interview of President Jimmy Carter by Institute for Economics and Peace US Executive Director Aubrey Fox, a transcript of the full interview is available here.  

We were joined by an expert panel of speakers who lead the discussion across the day, these speakers included:

•    Matthew Bishop  - U.S. Business Editor & New York Bureau Chief, The Economist
•    Michelle Breslauer - Director, Americas Program, Institute for Economics and Peace
•    Des Browne - Lord Browne of Ladyton, Vice-Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative
•    Chic Dambach - Immediate Past President, Alliance for Peacebuilding
•    Thomas Debass - Deputy Special Representative for Global Partnerships, US Department of State
•    John Garamendi - United States Representative (D-CA), United States Congress
•    Shannon N. Green - Director and Senior Fellow, Human Rights Initiative, CSIS
•    Melanie Greenberg - President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding
•    Carrie Hessler - Radelet – Director, The Peace Corps
•    John Hewko - General Secretary, Rotary International
•    Frances Holuba - Director of Social Enterprise, POLITICO
•    Mary D. Kane - President and CEO, Sister Cities International
•    Steve Killelea A.M. - Founder & Executive Chairman Integrated Research Ltd; The Charitable Foundation; Institute for Economics and Peace
•    Nancy Lindborg – President, US Institute of Peace
•    Sandra Melone - Executive Vice President, Search for Common Ground
•    Ana C. Rold - CEO and Publisher, Diplomatic Courier
•    Christopher Schroeder - Author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East
•    William Vendley - Secretary General, Religions for Peace

The event featured exciting discussions on the main challenges and opportunities for peace over the next decade. Is the world becoming more or less peaceful? What countries and regions have improved the most in peace and why? How do you build support for long-term investments in peace in a world dominated by crisis response? What role can data and analytics play in supporting peace-building efforts? And what is the best way to get needed information into the hands of policymakers and other stakeholders?  

As an element of the days discussions the Institute for Economics and Peace announced our ’10 for the 10th’ Global Peace Ambassador winners. The competition required each contestant to present key research findings on peace and present them in a novel and creative way to celebrate the launch of the 10th edition of the Global Peace Index 2016. Click here to view the article 

The Future of Peace edition of the Diplomatic Courier magazine is available for download on all mobile and desktop platforms (iOSGoogle Play/AndroidKindle/Amazon).

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