In a world where boundaries and borders are blurred and seemingly distant threats can metastasize quickly, the battle against global poverty has become a fight of necessity—not simply because morality demands it, but because global security does as well. Just as poverty begets insecurity, the reverse is also true. Too Poor for Peace? explores this damaging pattern of mutual reinforcement in its many different facets, bringing the latest lessons and intellectual framework to bear in the search for vehicles to improve both economic conditions and physical security.
Contributors: Colin E. Kahl (Georgetown University), Vinca La Fleur (Vinca La Fleur Communications), Edward Miguel (University of California, Berkeley), Jane Nelson (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard), Anthony Nyong (International Development Research Centre, Nairobi), Susan E. Rice (Brookings), Robert I. Rotberg (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard and World Peace Foundation), Marc Sommers (Tufts University and Boston University), Henrik Urdal (International Peace Research Institute, Oslo), and Jennifer L. Windsor (Freedom House).
Event: Too Poor for Peace? Global Poverty, Conflict, and Security in the 21st Century, June 5, 2007.
A Brookings-Blum Roundtable Project