recent events

20 January 2016, 16.30-18.30, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm

The State of the Middle East: A broader perspective for a resolution to the conflict

On the occasion of the launch of the third edition of his book The State of the Middle East, SIPRI Director Dan Smith held a conversation with former Svenska Dagbladet correspondent Bitte Hammargren about the prospects for peace and stability in the Middle East.

Read the full invitation.


26 February 2016, 09.30-11.30, Signalistgatan 9, Solna

Is Russia Militarizing the Arctic?

To celebrate the launch of the new Policy Paper Russia’s Arctic Security Policy, SIPRI hosted an event to discuss Russia and its Arctic security agenda. SIPRI researchers Ekaterina Klimenko and Siemon Wezeman gave short presentations and Dr Neil Melvin moderated the event.

Read the full invitation.

7 March 2016, 14.00-15.30, SIPRI, Signalistgatan 9, Solna

The transportation sector as counterproliferation partner

SIPRI hosted an event to celebrate the development of the new SIPRI Good Practice Guides, designed to support partnerships between the transportation sector and government authorities to counter weapons proliferation. 

Read the full invitation.


15 March 2016, 16.30-18.30, Museum of the Mediterranean, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm

Can cooperative Arctic governance survive the crisis in RussianWestern relations?

To launch the new book The New Arctic Governance, SIPRI held a panel discussion about peaceful cooperation in the Arctic. 

Read the full invitation and watch the discussion on SIPRI's YouTube channel.


16 March 2016, 09.30-12.00, Myntkabinettet, Slottsbacken 6, Stockholm

Threats and hope in nuclear security and disarmament: Can the IAEA's Nuclear Fuel Bank be a useful model for energy security and non-proliferation?

Ahead of the March 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC, SIPRI and the Embassy of Kazakhstan hosted a discussion on new initiatives for energy security and non-proliferation. 

Read the full invitation.


4 April 2016, 16.20-18.00, Ministry for Foreign Affairs Press Room, Fredsgatan 6, Stockholm

Nuclear Disarmament:
 Revisiting the Legacy of Olof Palme

To mark the 30th commemoration of the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, SIPRI, in cooperation with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, invited esteemed guests to a panel discussion on nuclear disarmament. 

Read the full invitation.


5-6 April 2016, Stockholm

Stockholm Forum on Security and Development

Policymakers, researchers and practitioners gathered at the Stockholm Forum to discuss the theme 'Leave no one behind: building resilience by 2030'. The Forum addressed how to deliver the new sustainable development agenda in fragile contexts over the next fifteen years.

Read more and watch a video of key panel sessions on the Forum webpages.


15 April 2016, Signalistgatan 9, Solna

New directions in Iran’s foreign policy? The domestic, regional and international dimensions

Dr Jubin Goodarzi discussed the various factors that affect foreign policy-making in Iran—including the domestic factional rivalries and the challenges that Iran currently faces both on the regional and international stage 

See the invitation for more information.

9 May 2016, Solna stadshus, Kommunfullmäktigesalen, Solna centrum

SIPRI Chairman speaks on Europe Day in Solna

To celebrate International Europe Day on 9 May, SIPRI Chairman Sven-Olof Petersson will address key current challenges at an event co-hosted with the County of Solna. The event will be in Swedish.

Read the invitation for more information.

17 May 2016, SIPRI, Signalistgatan 9, Solna

Security in Europe

On the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the international SIPRI Governing Board, SIPRI Director Dan Smith is pleased to invite you to a conversation event entitled 'Security in Europe: Is it a new cold war? - or how to avoid one'.

Read the invitation for more information.