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Release of the Global Terrorism Index

Institute for Economics and Peace

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)

Washington, DC

Release of the Global Terrorism Index

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Please join us as we announce the findings of the inaugural Global Terrorism Index:

What Can Data Tell Us About Trends in Terrorism?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

3:00-4:30pm

Hosted by the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation

The first-ever Global Terrorism Index (GTI) provides a metric for policymakers to track terrorism and its related factors in order to inform a practical debate about the future of terrorism. It presents a new methodology to assess the countries which have been most impacted by terrorism and highlights the countries that have seen the largest growth and reduction in terrorism activity over the last 10 years.

The GTI tracks changing trends in terrorism over time, as well as analyzing its different dimensions in terms of geographic activity, methods of attack, organizations involved and its national context. The index explores significant correlations with other socio-economic indicators such as economic development, human rights, social cohesion, and governance. 

The GTI scores 158 countries from 2001 to 2011. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the GTI is based on data from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), which is collected and collated by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), headquartered at the University of Maryland.

Welcome Remarks

Brian Fishman, Counterterrorism Research Fellow, New America Foundation

GTI Results & Findings Presentation

Michelle Breslauer, US Program Manager, Institute for Economics and Peace

Featured Speakers

Bill Braniff, Executive Director, START 

Gary LaFree, Director, START and Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland

About the Institute for Economics and Peace

The Institute for Economics and Peace is the non-partisan, independent research institute that annually produces the Global Peace Index. IEP is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the social and economic factors that develop a more peaceful society. It achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peace; providing metrics; and uncovering the relationship between peace, business and prosperity. For more information, visit www.economicsandpeace.org

About START

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is supported in part by the Science and Technology Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through a Center of Excellence program headquartered at the University of Maryland. START uses state‐of‐the‐art theories, methods and data from the social and behavioral sciences to improve understanding of the origins, dynamics and social and psychological impacts of terrorism. For more information, contact START at infostart@start.umd.edu or visit www.start.umd.edu

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New America Foundation
1899 L St NW
#400
Washington, DC 20036

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)


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Institute for Economics and Peace

IEP is the not-for-profit, non-partisan, independent research institute that annually produces the Global Peace Index. IEP is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the social and economic factors that develop a more peaceful society. It achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peace; providing metrics for measuring peace; and uncovering the relationship between peace, business and prosperity. 
www.economicsandpeace.org

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