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Peace Innovation Lab Workshop


Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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About the Peace Innovation Lab
The Peace Innovation Lab is a new initiative from Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab. Launched in Spring 2010, the PI Lab is focused on on how technology is facilitating emerging and measurable social changes toward global peace.

What is Peace Innovation?
Peace Innovation is a new approach to conflict studies that focuses on real world interventions that leverage insights into technology and human interaction to reduce conflict and precursors to conflict.

How do we effect change?

We do research in collaboration, open innovation, social computing, persuasive technology & the potential of social networks to change society for the better. All of our research projects are in the field interventions that are data driven, effectively incubating peace startups using our access, resources and prestige as capital.

More information on peace innovation on the website

What will you learn in Peace Innovation Workshop Ghent

Goals of Peace Innovation Lab:

1.  Quantitative, computational, predictive theory of peace generation

2. Design frameworks for practitioners

2.A. Sub-goal: Research methodologies and frameworks

Can we quantify peace?

1. Engagement model

2. Engagement framework

- Peace types

- MAPI's = Minimum Acceptable Peaceful Interaction

Quick Examples:

1. Peace.facebook.com

2. Israel Loves Iran

3. Peace Objects that elicit MAPIs (beginning formation of peace game-playing (research- strategy)


1. Opportunities to Partner

2. Planning for Upcoming events to launch Ghent PILab more fully

Mark Nelson is a researcher and entrepreneur at Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, and a founding member and co-director of the new Peace Innovation Lab, both within HSTAR, the Human Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute. He is also a member of Stanford's Kozmetsky Global Collaboratory. 

Mark’s research is at the intersection of mass collaboration and mass interpersonal persuasion, and is focused on designing, catalyzing, incentivizing, and generating resources for collective human behavior change, at scale. 

Mark speaks as a thought-leader on these topics, and advises businesses, universities, governments and NGOs in these areas, particularly those interested in designing or implementing open innovation platforms, mass collaboration tools, augmented reality games and other applications to influence human behavior for good. 
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Octrooienplein 21
9000 Gent

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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