Chace Lecture: July - How Peaceful is the World?
Join the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) to discuss the findings of the 2020 GPI.
Peace is always held as a priority and goal for every country in the world. Yet, the latest Global Peace Index (GPI) from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) highlights challenges to achieving it. For nine of the past twelve years, global peace has been on the decline. Why?
Join the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) to discuss the findings of the 2020 GPI. The index uses qualitative and quantitative indicators to rank 163 independent states and territories according to their relative levels of peacefulness. The report presents the most comprehensive, data-driven analysis to-date on trends in peace, its economic value, and the factors that drive peaceful societies.
We will bring together a panel that will discuss key findings and global shifts as well as the state of Positive Peace, defined as the attitudes, institutions, and structures that create and sustain peaceful societies. We will also look at trends in civil unrest over the past decade, the conflict in Syria, and an analysis of the economic impact of violence to the global economy. We look forward to having you join us for this important discussion.
Maria J. Stephan, Director, Nonviolent Action – U.S. Institute of Peace
Kate Keator, Manager, Syria Conflict Mapping Project – Carter Center
Laurie Smolenski, Outreach and Development Officer – Institute for Economics and Peace
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