Featured events

Youth Development Index launch

18th September, London

IEP joined the Commonwealth Secretariat in London to launch the Youth Development Index- an innovative tool for measuring the development and empowerment of youth. IEP Research Fellow Thomas Morgan spoke about the methodology of the index, which was produced by IEP.

See more Youth Development Index


Pillars of Peace

13th September, Geneva

The Pillars of Peace report was launched with a panel discussion at the United Nations in Geneva. The report identifies the key “Pillars” that underpin peaceful societies. Read highlights from the UNOG Director-General’s opening address.

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2013 Global Peace Index Launch

11th June, Washington D.C. and London

A series of global events in London, New York, the Hague and Milan celebrated the release of the Index and facilitated discussions on the findings of the GPI and the state of global peace.

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UK Peace Index Launch

24 April, Houses of Parliament – London

The UK Peace Index is the second in a series of national peace indices produced by IEP. The index found that the UK has become more peaceful over the last decade. Speakers at the launch event included Steve Killelea, Baroness Berridge and Pastor Nims of Peace Alliance.

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Peace Metrics, Peace Economics and the Role of Business

05-06 April, American University – Washington, D.C.

The conference fostered new ideas on measuring peace, the determinants of peace, economic consequences of violence and the relationship between business and peace. Download the Peace Metrics Conference Proceedings (PDF) for more information.

See highlights Peace Metrics and photos.


What can data tell us about trends in terrorism

05 December, 2012 – Washington, D.C.

A day after the launch of the GTI in London, the New America Foundation hosted a discussion in Washington D.C. that focused on trends in terrorism over the last 10 years.

See more on theGlobal Terrorism Index.


Global Terrorism Index Launch

04 December, 2012 – London

An event in the House of Commons with the All-Party Parliamentary Group of Tackling Terrorism for over 80 policy-makers and executives crowned the launch of the inaugural Global Terrorism Index.

See more on the Global Terrorism Index.


Violence Containment Spending

13 June, 2012 – New York

IEP and Economists for Peace and Security co-hosted an event for the launch of IEP report on Violence Containment Spending in the United States. Daniel Hyslop of IEP and William Hartung, Director, Arms & Security Project, Center for International Policy gave presentations.

See more on Violence Containment Spending.


GPI Discussion at the UN

20 September, 2012 – Washington D.C.

The UN hosted a panel discussion on the findings of the 2012 Global Peace Index. The key topic addressed was how peace metrics can inform discussions on risk, resilience and sustainability.

See more on highlights from the discussion.



2011 Global Peace Index Panel Discussion

25th May, 2011 – Royal Institute of International Affairs, London

Panel discussion on the findings of the 2011 Global Peace Index with: Baroness Verma, Department for International Development’s Spokesperson in the House of Lords; Dr. Robin Bew, Editorial Director & Chief Economist of the Economist Intelligence Unit; Dr Robin Niblett, Director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House and Steve Killelea, Executive Chairman, IEP.

Upcoming events



Measuring Positive Peace
03 April
Host: World Bank The Hive
Location: Watch Live Webcast

Business for Peace
12 April
Host: European SPES Forum
Location: Belgium

Spirit of Humanity Forum
9-12 April
Host: Spirit of Humanity
Location: Reykjavik


2014 Global Peace Index Launch
18 June
Hosts: IEP; Chatham House, CSIS
Location: London, Washington DC

Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference
23-25 June
Host: Network of European Peace Scientists
Location: The Hague


Caux Forum for Human Security
12-17 July
Host: Caux Forum
Location: The Hague

The War to End All Wars
26-27 July
Host: UNAA
Location: Sydney



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