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How Peaceful is the World?

Take a look at the following piece by Michael Shank, published in the Huffington Post.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-shank/on-92111-un-day-of-peace-_b_974197.html

On 9/21/11 (UN Day of Peace): How Peaceful Is the World?

Posted: 9/21/11…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on September 22, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

What is our heading?

The economic situation -- gloomy? Or perhaps actually hopeful?



As Lao-Tzu is reputed to have said, "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." Which heading are we following?



Gross domestic product. Genuine progess indicator. Global peace index. Gross national happiness. Which is most reflective of our social and economic well being and progress?



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Added by Mike Abkin on June 4, 2011 at 6:37pm — No Comments

CA Rep. Mike Honda: US Peace Ranking Shows Billions in State Budget Savings

California Congressman Mike Honda says "US Peace Ranking Shows Billions in State Budget Savings" on the Huffington Post. Read the article here or at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-mike-honda/us-peace-ranking-shows-bi_b_848186.html.



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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on April 13, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

Release of the United States Peace Index

The United States Peace Index was launched in Washington D.C. today!



The U.S. Peace Index is the first in a series of national peace indices that the Institute for Economics and Peace will be releasing to complement and build on its highly respected Global Peace Index. The aim is to further understand the types of environments that are associated with peace and its economic impacts at a more specific regional level.



For the first time, the U.S. Peace Index (USPI) ranks…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on April 6, 2011 at 10:28am — 1 Comment

United States Peace Index to be Released April 6

The first national peace index: the United States Peace Index 2011

In April the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) will launch the inaugural US Peace Index which will rank the 50 states of America by their peacefulness. The US Peace Index will be the first in a series of country-based peace indices that will be developed by the Institute in order to build greater understanding of the status and key drivers of peacefulness by district, state or region.…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on March 16, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

International Corporate Philanthropy Day: Beyond CSR

Monday, February 28th is International Corporate Philanthropy Day. The Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy says that the day is meant as an “an international advocacy day intended to build awareness of corporate-community partnerships and to inspire businesses around the world to engage further in philanthropy.”

 

But we can also take a broader look at corporate social responsibility: what about the benefits that businesses themselves gain from supporting…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on February 25, 2011 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Economics and Peace Faculty Network

The Institute for Economics and Peace, in conjunction with the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education, kicked off the Economics and Peace Faculty Network at American University in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 28th, 2011. The meeting yielded interesting discussions around the role of business, peace, and economic development, serving as a jumping-off point for tangible initiatives alongside the growth of the network. Participants included faculty from leading…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on February 3, 2011 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Updated Teaching Resources, "The Building Blocks of Peace"

The Institute for Economics and Peace has updated its series of downloadable teaching materials, the Building Blocks of Peace, that offer a fresh perspective to the issues surrounding global peace. A new module on peace and economics…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on December 15, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments

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