2011 Global Peace Index Launch

May 25, 2011 • 1:30 – 3:30 pm EDT

In a world often described by crisis and conflict, which countries are the most peaceful? How do we measure peace? What can we learn about the structures of peaceful environments?

The Global Peace Index (GPI) is an initiative of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) that ranks 154 countries by their peacefulness and seeks to identify the determinants of peace.  Its aim is to understand the factors that create and sustain peace. Comprised of a range of indicators measuring the absence or presence of violence in society, the GPI takes into consideration both internal and external factors. The GPI has been endorsed by hundreds of high profile individuals and organizations, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mr. Kofi Annan.

The Index is collated for the IEP by the Economist Intelligence Unit and developed with the guidance of an international panel of peace experts.

Please join us as we announce the results of the fifth annual Global Peace Index.

Clyde McConaghy
Board Member, Institute for Economics and Peace

Leo Abruzzese
Editorial Director, North America, Economist Intelligence Unit

Mark Quarterman
Senior Adviser and Director, Program on Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation (C3)