Leadership for Peace and Prosperity

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Conference Overview

The University of San Diego's Ahlers Center for International Business and the Center for Peace and Commerce, along with the Institute for Economics and Peace, would like to invite you to the 2013 Leadership for Peace and Prosperity Conference, to be held at the University of San Diego on October 3-5, 2013.

This conference provides a forum for sharing best practices, research and insight on the dynamic nexus of conflict, violence, sustainable peace and business. Papers will be considered that present theoretical and applied, empirical research on the following broad topics (including but not limited to):  peace and business, recognizing the economic and social benefits of peace, the role that business can play in developing a more peaceful society and contributing toward peace, conducting business in zones of conflict and post-conflict areas, how managers balance corporate risk exposure in conflict-sensitive zones, business benefits of peace, how business contributes to social resilience and/or less violence in their service communities, peace metrics and current practices of involving business in peace efforts.

The goal of this conference is to have both business practitioners and academics come together to discover and discuss ideas related to the nexus between business and sustainable peace.  Business has an important role in securing a peaceful society; similarly, the existence of conflict or violence can impact the viability and sustainability of business.  To encourage the inclusion of these topics in the classroom, cases on peace and prosperity—from various academic disciplines including those in management, development, peace economics and peace studies—are encouraged and will be eligible for the teaching case awards

The conference includes a Friday morning session with corporate leaders.