Want to get an overview of what we do and how we think?  Review the selected articles and videos below.

Peace Technology: Scope, Scale and Cautions.
Peace technology, as we have defined it at the
Stanford Peace Innovation Lab, is fundamentally mediating technology—it acts as an intervening agent, augmenting our ability to engage positively with others. Link to article here.

Harnessing Gaming Technology for Peace: A Conversation with Margarita Quihuis
Mark Nelson and Margarita Quihuis lead a conversation into the future of persuasive technology and peace innovation at the FDR Foundation’s Beyond Tomorrow Conference.

Note: Video title is inaccurate

Peace In Our Lifetime – Inflection Point Podcast
Talk highlights include the work that NextDoor, Uber and AirBnB are doing to reduce racial bias, citizen diplomacy efforts through social technologies and where the future of peace tech could go.

Everyone a Humanitarian, ep. 4: Marc Nelson Podcast
How do you measure peace? Mark Nelson, co-director of Stanford’s Peace Innovation Lab, has created a quantifiable metric that focuses on peace as something beyond just the absence of violence.

Former relief-worker, investment banker, and social entrepreneur, Mark Nelson founded and co-directs the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab, where he researches mass collaboration and mass interpersonal persuasion.

Mark Nelson presenting “Stanford Peace Innovation Lab” at MidSweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden
Mark Nelson, Founder and Co-Director for Stanford Peace Innovation Lab presented all about Stanfords Peace Innovation Lab at the MidSweden University in Sundsvall, Sweden.

Peace Innovation is simply?

“Designing technology that increases people’s ability to be good to each other.”

Future Talk 38-1, Peace Innovation Lab Video
Margarita Quihuis and Mark Nelson of Stanford’s Peace Innovation Lab discuss their work.

Let Them Talk: Peace Innovation
The Lab’s approach to peace is rooted in the concept of captology and  goes something like this: Positive behaviour changes can be designed through persuasive interventions, and these interventions can be technology driven. In other words, machines can be designed to influence human beliefs and behaviors in a way that increases peace. Interventions that use persuasive tech can be carried out by a small group of peace entrepreneurs, galvanizing a crowd to change their behaviour and work for peaceful outcomes.