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Dr Jannie Lilja

Director of Studies

Dr Jannie Lilja

Dr Jannie Lilja

Dr Jannie Lilja is the Director of Studies, Peace and Development, at SIPRI. Until recently she served as a senior fragility specialist with the World Bank’s Fragility Conflict Violence Group. Prior to joining the World Bank she was a Swedish diplomat and researcher with the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University.

Her areas of expertise cover peacebuilding, war and peace dynamics, negotiations, and development in conflict settings. She has published several articles and book chapters on these topics. Jannie has contributed to the development of peacebuilding policy, including SDG 16, in her former capacity as lead on security and development in the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She has also served as Swedish Delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Subject expertise

Peacebuilding, prevention, war and peace dynamics, development in conflict settings, non-state armed groups, civilians during conflict, negotiations, gender, youth

Regional expertise

South Asia, Middle East and North Africa. 

English, French, Swedish
PhD Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University; MSc Development Studies, London School of Economics; MSc and BSc International Economics and Business, Stockholm School of Economics; BA International Relations, Stockholm University.
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