Empowering civic activism toward a culture of peace.
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 business schools around the world, as well as select representatives from NGOs and the corporate community. The second meeting will occur in 9-12 months.
Economics and Peace Faculty Network
The Economics and Peace Faculty Network is a consortium of business faculty and leading scholars collecting and conducting research on and documenting case studies to illustrate the linkages between business, peace and economic development.
It is widely recognized that business, peace and economic development are interlinked, and there is untapped potential in researching these relationships from multiple perspectives. With advances in fact-based peace research, led by the Institute for Economics and Peace (through its work on the Global Peace Index) it is now possible to gain a better understanding of the impact of peace on costs, markets and profits of businesses, and incorporate these findings into business school programs.
A collaboration between The Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education (Aspen CBE) and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the Economics and Peace Faculty Network is working to produce original research and develop innovative curriculum tools on the linkages between business, peace and economic development.
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