The Global Peace Index 2015 Global Education Colloquium September 16, 2015 Michelle Breslauer, Institute for Economics and Peace Michelle Breslauer manages programs of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in the Americas, working with diverse stakeholders to build IEP’s profile and partnerships. In this role, she produces events, report releases, and partnerships for a range of IEP research, including the Global Peace Index and Global Terrorism Index. Ms. Breslauer also leads the development, program planning, and partnerships of the Mexico Peace Index. She works closely with UN agencies, contributing to consultations and global discussions on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Ms. Breslauer speaks frequently on peace, violence, and development at public events and has presented at leading universities, think tanks, and multi-lateral organizations, including American University, the Wilson Center, the World Bank and the United Nations. Ms. Breslauer has significant experience managing complex communication strategies on an international scale, including a 5-year tenure at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center, where she was responsible for developing and executing public affairs programs from the $700 million capital project. Prior to her work with IEP, Ms. Breslauer worked with New York City’s 2012 Olympic Bid, coordinating international relations as well as a local campaign to engage nationality group leaders in NYC. Ms. Breslauer holds a master’s degree in Urban Studies from The London School of Economics, where she researched the impact of social capital, and a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the American University of Paris.