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Lunch Briefing on the 2018 Global Peace Index


Hosted by Representatives Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ted Poe (R-TX),
Adam Smith (D-WA), and Michael McCaul (R-TX)


Friday, June 8 at 11:30 am; Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2255


Lunch will be served.


Global levels of violence are at a 25-year peak, undercutting global stability, reversing development gains, and jeopardizing America’s national security.


Please join the Institute for Economics & Peace for a briefing on these global trends and their implications for policy makers in the United States.


This briefing will cover the latest findings of the annual Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 countries and territories according to their levels of peacefulness, and analyzes global trends in peace, violence, and conflict.


It will also cover the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act (H.R. 5273), which would improve US efforts to address violence and the conditions that allow terrorists, criminal networks, and war lords to take hold in unstable countries.


Global Peace Index
The GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness, presenting the most comprehensive data-driven analysis to-date on trends in peace, its economic value, and how to develop peaceful societies. Covering 99.7% of the world’s population, the GPI uses
quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure states of peace across three domains: societal safety and security, ongoing domestic and international conflict, and militarization.


Institute for Economics and Peace

Institute for Economics and Peace
(IEP) is the non-partisan, independent research institute that annually produces the Global Peace Index. IEP is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the social and economic factors that develop a more peaceful
society. It achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peace; providing metrics for peace; and uncovering the relationship between peace, business and prosperity.


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Related Legislative Issues

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Related Event Information

Event Location: Rayburn 2255
Event Start: 6/8/2018 11:30:00 AM
Event End: 6/8/2018 12:30:00 PM

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