Measuring Peace to Prevent Future Conflict

This event is held on November 3rd at 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Global inequality of peacefulness has widened in 2016 as least peaceful countries spiral into increased violence. Violence costs the world $ 13.6 trillion dollars a year, which is $ 1,876 for every person in the world. Refugees and displaced persons have risen dramatically over the last decade, doubling to approximately 60 million people between 2007 and 2016, nearly 1% of the world’s population.

This free, public event will bring together a panel including Michelle Breslauer from the Institute for Economics and Peace to discuss the 2016 Global Peace Index, and Rebecca Wolfe from Mercy Corps to discuss how conflict affects humanitarian and development issues in some of the most fragile countries in the world. Key academics and practitioners from the field of peace and conflict studies will also discuss these same issues. Together, the panel will discuss how measuring peace can influence realities of humanitarian work, poverty and human suffering caused by conflict, and share peace research insights and opportunities for community engagement.

The event is co-hosted by: The War Prevention Initiative, Mercy Corps, the Rotarian Action Group for Peace, and Portland State University’s Conflict Resolution Program.

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