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Public Lecture by Steve Killelea AM: The State of Global Peace and its Trend

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Harris Manchester College
Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TD
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Steve Killelea is an accomplished entrepreneur in high technology business development and also at the forefront of philanthropic activities focused on sustainable development and peace.

He founded Integrated Research Ltd (IR), an Australian publicly-listed company with a 25-year record of providing performance management and payments software for business-critical computing and unified communications environments. As CEO and Chairman, he has taken IR to being one of Australia’s leading software companies and was Australian Exporter of the Year in 1998 and 2003.

However Steve Killelea has always had a strong passion for sustainable development, and in 2000 established The Charitable Foundation which specialises in working with the poorest communities of the world. TCF is one of the largest private overseas aid organizations in Australia. It aims to provide life-changing interventions reaching as many people as possible with special emphasis on the poorest of the poor. It is active in East and Central Africa and parts of Asia and has substantially impacted the lives of over 2.3 million people.

In 2007 he founded the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), an international think tank dedicated to using evidence and data to build a greater understanding of the interconnection between business, peace and economics with particular emphasis on the economic benefits of peace. IEP’s ground-breaking research includes the Global Peace Index, the world’s leading measure of ‘peacefulness’. His founding of IEP was recognized as one of the 50 most impactful philanthropic gifts in Australia’s history. In 2010 he was honoured as Member of the Order of Australia for his service to the global peace movement and the provision of humanitarian aid in the developing world.


This public lecture is a part of CRIC Annual Conference 2018: Freedom and Fragmentation. While attendance at the lecture is free of charge, as a contribution by CRIC to public education, please register so that we are able to manage numbers.

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