Exploring Quantitative Models for Sustainable Peace

Larry Liebovitch and others

Good attractor Larry peace mapI have been developing quantitative mathematical models based on the causal loops diagrams from the Sustainable Peace Systems Mapping Initiative coordinated by Columbia University’s AC4 and ICCCR. These mathematical models show how the variables of that model evolve in time and how different initial conditions (initial values of the variables) determine the final state Group B peace map(attractor) of the system. These models have properties typical of complex systems such as attractors and dependency on initial conditions. Future steps will be to determine how the values of the variables can be measured. A preliminary version of those results was presented at the Bloomberg Data for Social Good Conference.  Please go to http://www.bloomberg.com/company/d4gx/ for more information on the presentation at the conference.

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