Press release

U.S. Book Launch of Trade, Aid and Security: An Agenda for Peace and Development

June 28, 2007

July 11, 2007 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Please RSVP

Be sure to check out the Live Webcast.

  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    5th Floor Conference Room
    Woodrow Wilson Center at the Ronald Reagan Building
    1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C.


The Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice Chancellor, University of Winnipeg; David Runnalls, President, International Institute for Sustainable Development; and Oli Brown, Project Manager and Policy Researcher, International Institute for Sustainable Development Current conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Darfur have drawn attention to the complex links among global security, control over natural resources—including oil, water, timber and minerals—and foreign aid and international trade policy. The new book Trade, Aid and Security: An Agenda for Peace and Development, a collaborative effort of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the IUCN – The World Conservation Union, explores how certain trade and aid policies can undermine security and contribute to violence and the disintegration of nation states. Co-editor Oli Brown, along with The Honourable Lloyd Axworthy and David Runnalls, will discuss the book's six proposals for trade and aid policy that practitioners can use to help reduce the likelihood of armed conflict, as well as promote economic and political stability. Copies of Trade, Aid and Security will be available for purchase at the event.

About IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 250 experts come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.