CIBER Focus Special Series: Business & Peace
Transition Economies with Stephen C. Eastham
November 28, 2016
In part 7 of our ongoing conversation about the role business can and should play in the world’s peace processes, Stephen C. Eastham draws from decades of experience nurturing economic growth and development in some of the world’s most challenging regions to share his insights on the global business environment and the challenges working in transition economies. People need to wake up each morning with a sense of purpose and hope, and business is uniquely positioned to create economic opportunity and help maintain a stable economy.
The ability for business—entrepreneurs, SMEs, and multinationals alike—to act as a stabilizing force in the world has been changing and leading to exciting research and action. On October 3, IU CIBER kicked off a month-long discussion on the role business can play in peace-making, peace-building, and peace-keeping. Held in partnership with the Kelley School of Business, IU Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, the Institute for Defense & Business, and the IU School of Global and International Studies, the month-long conversation brings together representatives from business, government, academics, and NGOs to examine this topic in a free and public discussion. A recording of October 3’s conference sessions and continuing conversations throughout the month can be found online at http://snipbfp.org/2ef8QpB.