Fragile States Index 2017 Launch Event

Registration is Now Open
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2.00pm-4.00pm
Join us at the UN Foundation for the launch of the eleventh annual Fragile States Index, on Monday, May 15 at the United Nations Foundation in Washington, D.C.

The Fragile States Index remains a leading tool that 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 states present the international community with a variety of challenges.

Linking robust social science with modern technology, the Index is unique in its integration of quantitative data with qualitative 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 countries. The Index is used by policy makers, civil society, academics, journalists and businesses around the world.

The event will include a presentation of the key findings of the 2017 Fragile States Index, as well as an expert discussion on fragile and conflict affected societies. The event will also include opportunity for questions and comment.

Dress code is business or business-casual attire.

Event Program

Address on the Importance of Understanding State Fragility
John McLaughlin
Former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence and former Acting Director of Central Intelligence.

Presentation on the Key Findings of the 2017 Fragile States Index

J.J. Messner
Executive Director, The Fund for Peace.

Panel Discussion on the Future Trends of Measuring and Understanding State Fragility


Where and When:

United Nations Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

Monday, May 15, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm


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Media Contact

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