Episode Thirteen | Part One: Steve Killelea

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David welcomes Steve Killelea to the podcast. Over the last two decades, Steve has applied his business skills to his many global philanthropic activities, including an internationally renowned global think tank and a private family charity. He’s also the author of Peace in the Age of Chaos: The Best Solution for a Sustainable Future. In part one, Steve shares how an Australian IT entrepreneur become a global philanthropist and why he was inspired to build one of the largest private overseas aid organizations in the world.

About Steve Killelea: Steve is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics & Peace, an internationally-renowned think tank dedicated to building a greater understanding of the factors that create and sustain peace. He is also the creator of the Global Peace Index – the world’s leading measure of peacefulness, used by governments, corporations, universities, and multilateral organizations worldwide. An accomplished IT entrepreneur, published author, and philanthropist, Steve is at the forefront of philanthropic activities focused on sustainable development and peace. In 20001, he established The Charitable Foundation, which has substantially impacted the lives of over 3 million people in some of the world’s poorest communities. For his contribution to the global peace movement, Steve has twice been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, was awarded the Luxembourg Peace Prize in 2013, and has been recognized as one of the top 100 most influential people in reducing armed violence by a UK group Action on Armed Violence.