2014 Global Peace Index Events

To celebrate the release of this year’s Index and to explore the findings of the research further, we are hosting a series of launch events, discussions and interviews. If you can’t make it to an event, not to worry, we’ll have plenty of action online with a new interactive map, video, report and more on Vision of Humanity.

You can follow what’s going on at all the events as we’ll be live Tweeting using the hashtag #PeaceIndex. We’ve also collected a list of useful Twitter handles

Trends in Global Peace Index 2014

Steve Killelea will present key findings from 2014’s Global Peace Index, which identifies countries most at risk of rising instability and violence, detailing recent trends in militarization, safety and security, and ongoing conflict. The panel will explore the practical implications of the structural drivers of peace, emphasizing the importance of strong institutions in building resilience and reducing vulnerability. This event will be followed by a reception.

Host and location: Chatham House, London. Time: 18th June, 18:00-20:00


Interim Head, Stabilisation Unit, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Research Fellow, Politics and Governance, ODI

Executive Chairman, Institute for Economics and Peace 

Measuring Country Risk and Opportunity: 2014 Global Peace Index

Host and location:  CSIS, Washington D.C. Time: 18th of June 2014, 09:30-11:00. RSVP

What is the state of global peace in 2014? What are the risks that threaten the peacefulness of nations and communities? How can our foreign policy and aid interventions better prioritize the mitigation of risk? The 2014 Global Peace Index discussion will explore these questions, detailing recent trends in militarization, safety and security, and ongoing conflict. It will also include a presentation of a new country risk framework, which quantifies current knowledge around the structural drivers of peace and conflict to identify countries most at risk today of falls in peacefulness.


Director and Senior Fellow, Program on Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation, CSIS

Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Executive Director, Peace and Security Funders Group

Research Manager, Institute for Economics and Peace


Global Peace Index release at the United Nations

Host and location: United Nations, New York City. Time: 20th of June, 10:30-12:00 RSVP

The theme for this event is: Peace and Development Post-2015 - Assessing Country Risk. What is the state of global peace and development? What are the risks that threaten the peacefulness of nations and communities and what are their implications for policy planning and development? The peace and development discussion on the occasion of the launch of the 2014 Global Peace Index will explore these questions, examining recent trends, including in safety, security and conflict, while also exploring the links between peace and development, particularly conflict risk, institutions and resilience in the post-2015 era. 


Director of the Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, UNDESA

Executive Director of UN Global Compact 

Chief, Policy, Planning and Application Branch with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office 

Research Manager with the Institute for Economics and Peace 


Peace, Institutions and Assessing Conflict Risk

Host and location: Civil Society Dialogue Network, Brussels. Time: 23rd June, 08:45

Director Brussels Headquarters, Search for Common Ground @SFCG_

Division for Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Mediation Instruments, European External Action Service

Executive Director, EPLO

Executive Chairman, Institute for Economics and Peace 

Measuring Peace to Shape Effective Policies

Host and location: NEPS, GPPAC, as part of the Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference. Time: 23rd June, 18:15


Executive Chairman, Institute for Economics and Peace 

Global Secretariat of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Violence

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan

Institute of Social Studies and Coventry University




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