Steve Killelea

Books by Steve Killelea

Steve Killelea is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). He is also the founder of the Global Peace Index, a leading measure of peace that ranks 163 countries and independent territories by their relative levels of peacefulness each year. In acknowledgement of his contribution to the global peace movement, Killelea has been awarded the Luxembourg Peace Prize, twice been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. He is the author of ‘Peace in the Age of Chaos: The Best Solution for a Sustainable Future’ (

Interviews with Steve Killelea

The best books on Peace, recommended by Steve Killelea

Efforts to bring about peace have often focused on eliminating the conditions of war, violence and terrorism. But as Steve Killelea—founder of the Institute for Economics and Peace and the annual Global Peace Index—explains, the foundations of sustainable peace are radically different from the absence of war and violence. Here, he recommends five books that shed light on the building blocks of peace and explains why ‘positive peace’ is so important.

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