The COVID-19 and Peace Briefing

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‘The COVID19 and Peace Briefing’


Affinity has proudly collaborated with the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) to launch the Global Peace Index 2020 report 2. IEP recently released the Global Peace Index 2020 report, which measures peace and its economic impact. The report presents one of the most comprehensive, data-driven analysis on trends in peace, and how to develop peaceful societies. The report also analyses the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on peace, specifically how its economic consequences will increase the risk of severe deteriorations in positive peace over the next few years.


During this webinar, you will learn about:


‘The COVID19 and Peace Briefing’ looks at a countries ability to respond and recover from this global shock. Positive Peace is a measure of a countries resilience; its ability to absorb shocks. Positive Peace is an approach to mapping countries or communities COVID19 recovery.’

Join us for a webinar with Charles Allen APM, Director of Partnerships at The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), and Dr. Julian Droogan, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University.

This webinar will go LIVE on 4 August at 7 pm on Affinity’s YouTube channel. Please click on the link:


Key Speakers:


Facilitator:  Dr. Julian Droogan is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University where he is the Editor-in-Chief of the international peer reviewed Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (Routledge), Director of the terrorism research program, and director of internationalisation and outreach. Julian’s academic background encompasses the anthropology and history of religions, and he has spent years conducting fieldwork in the Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia.


Keynote Speaker:  Charles Allen, APM, Director of Partnerships, IEP: Charles is the Director of Partnerships with the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). These partnerships are strategic and grassroots partners inclusive of governments, non-government organizations, education organizations, service groups, and other institutes. Through partnerships, he is activating IEP’s Positive Peace framework globally.


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August 4, 2020 7:00 PM
August 4, 2020 8:00 PM