Fragile States Index 2014 Launch Event

Registration is Now Open
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 9.00am-11.30am
Join The Fund for Peace for the launch of this year’s Fragile States Index (FSI).

The FSI is a leading index that annually highlights current trends in social, economic and political pressures that affect all states, but can strain some beyond their capacity to cope. Apart from the impact on their people, fragile and failed states present the international community with a variety of challenges. In today's world, with its globalized economy, information systems and security challenges, pressures on one fragile state can have serious repercussions not only for that state and its people, but also for its neighbors and other states halfway across the globe.

Linking robust social science with modern technology, the FSI is unique in its integration of quantitative data with data produced using content-analysis software to process information from millions of publicly available documents. The result is an empirically-based, comprehensive ranking of the pressures experienced by 178 nations. The FSI is used by policy makers, civil society, academics, journalists and businesses around the world.

The event will include:

Discussion on the Fragile States Index 2014

  • Ann Curry
         Anchor, NBC News
  • Benjamin Pauker
         Executive Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine
  • Krista Hendry
         Executive Director, The Fund for Peace
  • J. J. Messner
         Director, Sustainable Development & Security, The Fund for Peace
         Co-Director of The Failed States Index

Discussion on the Emerging Trends in Fragile States

  • Rachel Kyte
         Vice-President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, The World Bank
  • Robert Walker
         President, The Population Institute
  • George Lehner
         Chair of the Board of Trustees, The Fund for Peace


The event will also include adequate opportunity for questions and comment.


Event Details

Where and When:

The University Club
1135 16th St NW
Washington, D.C.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
9:00am - 11.30am



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Media Contact

All media enquiries should be directed to Mr. J.J. Messner at