On the occasion of the 2017 Business for Peace Summit, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) will hold a panel discussion on The Future of Business and Peace: New Findings, New Trends. The panel brings together leading academic researchers who will discuss how linkages between business and peace have been assessed over the last few years. Harley Seyedin, 2017 Business for Peace awardee, will provide a practitioner's viewpoint on the importance of academic research into the role of business in fostering peace.


Henrik Syse (PRIO): The Social Purpose of Business and its Relation to Peace

Peter Woodrow (CDA Collaborative Learning Projects): The Contribution of Business to Peacebuilding: Some Recent Findings

Jason Miklian (University of Oslo & PRIO): New Frontiers of Business and Peace

Mats Berdal (Kings College London): Infrastructure Buildout in Africa: A New Model for Development in Post-Conflict Settings?

Harley Seyedin (American Chamber of Commerce–South China): A Practitioner's Perspective

The discussion will be moderated by Greg Reichberg (PRIO).