7 Feb., Munich Security Conference

Building Security in and for Europe: 
Future Actions of the OSCE

Since December 2012 the OSCE Helsinki+40 process has been evaluating its activities and trying to identify ways to enhance the organization's effectiveness. This SIPRI event will take stock of the current evaluation and explore future opportunities within the framework of the OSCE.

Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chair of the OSCE Eminent Persons Panel and a SIPRI Governing Board member, will offer special remarks at the lunch discussion.

Contact SIPRI Communications Director for further information.

11 Feb., SIPRI, 10:00-11:30

SIPRI Lecture: Japan's security policy in the era of new geopolitics

SIPRI cordially invites you to a lecture by Professor Shinichi Kitaoka.

A new geopolitical era is dawning: China is expanding its presence in both the South and East China seas and strengthening its control over the neighbouring countries through economic and political measures; Russia is returning to its traditional assertive policy; the USA is downsizing its role as the policeman of the world; religious and ethnic conflicts are on the rise; and the United Nations is not functioning effectively. Professor Kitaoka will explain how Japan is trying to cope with these changes under the Abe administration and is trying to find common ground with West European countries.

Read the full invitation. Please confirm your participation, no later than Tuesday, 10 February 2015 by sending an email with your name and full affiliation to Cynthia Loo ().