June 15, 2017

THE INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMICS & PEACE AND FOLKE BERNADOTTE ADADEMY INVITE YOU TO THE STOCKHOLM SEMINAR ON GLOBAL PEACE INDEX 2017

On the occasion of the launch of the Global Peace Index 2017 a joint seminar will be held, followed by research presentations on the conceptualization of peace and a discussion regarding contemporary challenges to peacebuilding in light of current conflict trends. Is the world becoming more or less peaceful? What are the most relevant indicators of peace? How can we measure the varieties of peace, especially in post-war societies? What are the causes of peace? Based on such insight, what are some of the implications for peace building?

Please join us for an interesting and timely discussion with important implications for the international work for peace and security. Illustrative empirical examples from research conducted in a range of different countries will be discussed, including for example Sri Lanka, Zambia, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and the Balkans.

Programme

14.45 Coffee and Registration

15.00 Welcome remarks by Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, Head of Research at FBA

15.05 Presentation of the Global Peace Index 2017 by Murray Ackman, Institute of Economics and Peace

15.30 Conceptualizations of peace from a research perspective. Presentations by Professor Anna Jarstad, Umeå universitet, Professor Kristine Höglund, Uppsala Universitet och Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, FBA.

16.15 Panel debate on contemporary challenges to peacebuilding. Discussion moderated by Tobias Petrelius, FBA.

17.15 Reception

 

Date: Thursday, 15 June 2017

Time: 15.00 – 17.15, followed by a reception

Venue: Medelhavsmuseet, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm

This is an open invitation and all interested are welcomed.  As seating is limited, please register your attendance by way of email to Christian.altpeter@fba.se no later than 12 June 2017, COB.