War Prevention Initiative Executive Director Patrick Hiller attended the 2018 PeaceJam Northwest Conference with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi in Eugene, Oregon (April 6, 2018). Addressing current events, Ebadi made a strong argument in favor of upholding the so-called Iran Nuclear Deal despite her critique of both the Iranian and U.S. governments respectively.
Since the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. Presidency, the peace advocacy community has grown increasingly worried and has recognized an urgency to respond. The campaign promises, if kept, will be harmful to the people and planet.
This paper examines the connection between peace, conflict and trade through the lens of peace and conflict science. Core to the examination are the contradicting propositions that trade promotes peace and trade is a source of conflict respectively.