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Peace and Resilience: Assessing State Vulnerability to Conflict

June 11, 2013 • 5:00 – 6:30 pm EDT

The Global Peace Index (GPI) is the first-ever analysis to methodically rank countries on their peacefulness and identify potential determinants of peace. Comprised of a range of indicators measuring the absence of violence in society, the GPI takes into consideration both internal and external factors and measures 99% of the world's population.

The report includes the Positive Peace Index (PPI), which measures the strength of the attitudes, institutions, and structures of 126 nations to create and maintain a peaceful society. The PPI provides metrics to assess the resilience of nation-states and to identify a "watch list" of key nations vulnerable to external shocks.

The Global Peace Index is produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), guided by an international panel of independent experts, and supported by the Economist Intelligence Unit, which collates the data and calculates the rankings in conjunction with the IEP.

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Robert D. Lamb

Robert D. Lamb

Senior Associate (Non-resident), International Security Program