U.S. Peace Index: The Opportunity of Peace for the U.S. Economy
Synergos Institute (51 Madison Ave., 21st Fl., Manhattan)
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Steve Killelea, Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace, will give an exclusive look into the inaugural United States Peace Index, the first-ever national ranking of U.S. states by their levels of peacefulness. The Index provides an analysis of the economic costs related to a lack of peace in the United States, and finds that a reduction in violence and crime could equate to hundreds of billions of dollars in cost savings and added economic benefit at the state and national level. The Index also looks at how economic, health, education and demographic indicators across the country impact peace and the U.S. economy. Mr. Killelea will focus on the case-study of the New York region, and provide insight into the findings of the Index. New York has seen the largest increase in peace since 1991.

Founded in 2007, the IEP is the non-partisan, independent research institute that produces the annual Global Peace Index (GPI). The GPI, which methodically ranks countries on peacefulness and identifies potential drivers of peace, has become a valued resource used by major organizations and governments around the world.