Watch the Global Peace Index event, hosted by The War Prevention Initiative, The Rotarian Action Group for Peace, and Portland State University.

Is the world becoming more peaceful or are we deteriorating into violence and conflict? What are the global and regional trends in peace? What are the main factors that build peace and how can we prevent violence in the future?

The Global Peace Index explores these questions, analyzing recent trends in militarization, safety and security, and ongoing conflict. The Global Peace Index is the first analysis to rank countries on their peacefulness and to identify potential determinants of peace. Comprised of 23 indicators measuring the absence of violence or fear of violence in society, the Index takes into consideration both internal and external factors, and measures 99% of the world’s population.