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Jakob Hallgren

Deputy Director

Jakob Hallgren

Jakob Hallgren

Jakob Hallgren joined SIPRI as Deputy Director in September 2012. Before joining SIPRI he worked at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs as the Head of its Humanitarian Division, and before that as the Head of its Division for Conflict Issues. He has undertaken assignments at the Swedish Embassy in Sarajevo, the Swedish Permanent Mission in Geneva, for the Folke Bernadotte Academy and the Swedish Armed Forces’ Headquarters. During his career he has worked closely with the EU and the UN and a variety of organizations in the fields of mediation, peacebuilding, security systems reform, disarmament, humanitarian operations and disaster risk reduction.

Subject expertise

Armed conflicts, conflict resolution, conflict management, mediation, peace operations, peacebuilding, security systems reform, disarmament, humanitarian and transition issues, disaster risk reduction, the role of civil society in African security, the United Nations, the EU, international and regional security

Regional expertise

The EU, the Balkans, the Baltic, West Africa

English, Swedish, French

Master of Science in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Member on the Swedish Government Commission on International Law and Disarmament (Folkrätts- och Nedrustningsdelegationen), 2016–now
  • Co-chair of the OCHA Pooled Funds Working Group, 2010–2012
  • Chair of the ACAPS Project Management Board, 2010–2012
  • Chair of the UNISDR Support Group, 2009–2010