E1-S8 Data for Peace with Michael Collins

Summary & Key Takeways

How can data work for peace? Building a career merging the fields of data, research and peace is not only possible,  it is the career path of Michael Collins.

How can you study electro-mechanical engineering to then launch a construction company focused on historical renovations, to end up leading a cutting-edge research and policy driven organization focused on developing frameworks for peace?

In Episode 1 of Season 8, listen to the fascinating life and career story of Michael Collins, who leads the Institute of Economics & Peace in the Americas.

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Learn how Michael begin his career as an engineer, moving to disaster management and how he is now using the Positive Peace Framework as a training tool and many other interesting initiatives and partnerships at IEP.

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**Episode recorded on December 14th, 2020

Key Links:

Institute for Economics and Peace

Michael’s Linkedin

Steve Killelea’s latest book

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