Positive Peace Event in NYC!


Visualizing the Pillars of Peace!

Time/date: Thursday, September 21st, 10-11AM
Venue: Castle Clinton Plaza, Battery Park, Manhattan
Nearest Trains: 1/R/W to South Ferry/Whitehall or 4/5 to Bowling Green
Hosts: The Institute for Economics and Peace and Outward Bound Peacebuilding
RSVPYou can RSVP for free on Facebook or Eventbrite

In celebration of the International Day of Peace, The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and Outward Bound Peacebuilding (OBP) are hosting a Positive Peace Event to bring New Yorkers together to map their community’s peace system. Join prominent individuals, organizations, and universities in an interactive workshop that will explore and visualize the 8 Pillars of Positive Peace and connect diverse communities to the shared responsibility of sustaining and investing in peace.

The Positive Peace framework was derived by IEP using statistical analysis to identify the factors that contribute to peace. The eight pillars span attitudes, institutions, and structures including: a well-functioning government, a sound business environment, the equitable distribution of resources, low levels of corruption, high levels of human capital, the acceptance of the rights of others, the free flow of information, and good relations with neighbors.

The Positive Peace Event builds on a successful collaboration in May between IEP, OBP, and Rotary International that saw 300 Mexican youth map the eight pillars. Check out the activity in action here.


About the Institute for Economics and Peace

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is a global think tank dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. IEP has offices in New York City, Sydney, Mexico City, and The Hague. It produces the annual Global Peace Index, the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness.

About Outward Bound Peacebuilding

Outward Bound Peacebuilding (OBP) uses the Outward Bound approach of experiential learning in the outdoors to challenge and inspire leaders in divided societies to build peace. OBP works with partners around the world to design programs that embrace traditional Outward Bound values and approaches to learning by doing, with a special emphasis on compassionate leadership, cooperative learning, and creative action. OBP calls this Experiential Peacebuilding. Since 2009, Outward Bound Peacebuilding has challenged and inspired more than 200 peacebuilding leaders from 25 countries throughout the world.