Aubrey Fox is the executive director of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)-USA, a nonprofit global research organization dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. Founded in 2009 by the Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Steve Killelea, the mission of the organization is to measure peace through well-defined conceptual frameworks and quantifiable metrics. The Institute is best known for the Global Peace Index, which ranks 162 countries on their peacefulness. It also publishes research on Mexico, terrorism and the economic costs of violence containment.
Prior to joining IEP, Fox was a member of the senior leadership team of the Center for Court Innovation, an organization which helps the justice system aid victims, reduce crime, strengthen neighborhoods and improve public trust in justice. His work at the Center included launching the Centre for Justice Innovation, an institution that seeks to promote criminal justice reform in the United Kingdom.
He graduated with a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, served as a VISTA Volunteer in San Antonio, Texas, was a Warren Weaver Fellow at The Rockefeller Foundation and a member of Coro’s Leadership New York program. He is the co-author of “Trial & Error in Criminal Justice Reform: Learning from Failure” (Urban Institute Press, 2010).