October 12

Program for October 12

Global Peace

Pierre Thompson, a 2016-18 Rotary Peace Fellow, originally from Richmond, will discuss the empirical study of peace and the Global Peace Index (GPI). The GPI offers a new conceptual framework to define peacefulness, measure peace, and promote a better understanding of the cultural, economic and political factors that create peace. Pierre will reflect on how the “pillars of peace” have affected conflict dynamics in other settings where he has worked (Israel-Palestine, Philippines, China) and reflect on the relationship between business, peace and prosperity in the City of Richmond