Founder and executive chair of the Institute for Economics and Peace Steve Killelea speaks about the Global Peace Index, Oct. 2

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Founder and executive chair of the Institute for Economics and Peace Steve Killelea speaks about the Global Peace Index, Oct. 2

 

(Chapel Hill, N.C.— Oct. 1, 2015) – Steve Killelea, founder and executive chair of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), will discuss the institute’s Global Peace Index in his talk “What Can We Learn from Measuring Peace?” The event will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2 in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill FedEX Global Education Center.

 

The institute uses the index, which is the world’s leading measure of national peacefulness, and other tools to uncover the relationships between business, peace and prosperity, as well as promote a better understanding of the cultural, economic and political factors that create peace.

 

More details are available on the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center website.

 

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UNC Global contact: Katie Bowler Young, (919) 962-4504, kby@unc.edu

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