The business of peace: An afternoon with the visionary Steve Killelea

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An Australian software magnate who used his business acumen to measure the economic value of global peace will deliver the 2017 Sol Kanee Lecture on Peace and Justice next week at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). This free annual lecture is organized by the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba.

Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, high‐tech giant Steve Killelea founded the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in 2007 to better understand the relationship between business, peace and economic development. Its work to calculate the economic cost of violence, analyze risk and understand qualities that create and sustain peaceful societies are used by the United Nations, World Bank and the OECD.

WHAT: Sol Kanee Lecture with Steve Killelea, Institute for Economics and Peace
WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: CMHR, 85 Israel Asper Way
COST: Free

The IEP's Global Peace Index is the world's leading measure of peacefulness in the world, covering 163 countries. A National Peace Index helps countries analyze regional differences in peace, while a Global Terrorism Index measures the impact of terrorism in lives lost, injury and property damage. Killelea also founded The Charitable Foundation, which works with the world's poorest communities to provide life‐changing interventions and projects including emergency and famine relief, housing and the rehabilitation of child soldiers.

This lecture, sponsored by the Richardson Foundation, is part of Peace Days in Winnipeg, organized by Rotary District 5550 World Peace Partners as a way to mark the United Nations' International Day of Peace, designated as September 21 each year. Previous Sol Kanee Lectures have included former Costa Rican president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Óscar Arias, Senator Murray Sinclair, Nepalese human rights activist Anuradha Koirala and Jordanian Prince El Hassan bin Talal.

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