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September 16, 2013
Narcoland: Anabel Hernández in discussion with Prospect
Prospect Magazine, London
September 16, 2013
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Prospect Magazine, London
23 Savile Row
London, W1S 2ET United Kingdom
Can measuring peace help improve our understanding of internal conflicts in Central and South America?

Over the last six years the world has experienced a decline in peacefulness – a result of increases in the intensity of internal conflicts, which have tended to exceed concurrent declines in external conflict. The deterioration of security in Afghanistan and Pakistan and the escalation of the drug war in Central America (alongside the rising intensity of the civil war in Syria) have contributed to this global slide in peacefulness.

The panel will discuss the relationship between peace and prosperity, and how we can gain a better understanding of the cultural, economic and political factors that drive peacefulness. They will also focus on specific case studies from Central and South America. The event will look at what causes such complex internal conflicts and what can be done to return to peace in certain areas of the region.

The following speakers will join Anabel Hernández, author of Narcoland, investigative journalist and winner of the 2012 Golden Pen of Freedom Prize, on the panel:

  • Steve Killelea AM, Founder & Executive Chairman, Institute for Economics and Peace
  • Sir Mark Moody Stuart, Vice President of Canning House, Chairman of the Royal Dutch Shell Group from 1998 to 2001 and of Anglo American plc from 2002-2009
  • Jonathan Derbyshire, Managing Editor, Prospect (chair)

Followed by audience questions and discussion. All tickets include a free glass of wine or soft drink:

Prospect subscribers / Canning House members: £5.50
General ticket: £10.50
General ticket + 3 month trial sub to Prospect: £12.50

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