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The state of the world: As bad as it looks? Or…?

The state of the world: As bad as it looks? Or…?

Nordiska Museet, Samlingssalen, Djurgårdsvägen 6-16, Stockholm

The SIPRI Governing Board reflects a diverse range of exceptional expertise and experience in the field of international peace and security. SIPRI was pleased to welcome you to an engaging discussion with its Board on the state of the world today—the risks and challenges, and the prospects for peace and security.



Ambassador Jan Eliasson, Chair of the SIPRI Governing Board

Dr Vladimir Baranovsky, Head of Research Division, Institute of World Economy and International Relations in Moscow (IMEMO)

Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Former President and CEO of the International Crisis Group and former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations

Dr Radha Kumar, Chair of the United Nations University Council

Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director for International Security at Chatham House

Dr Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Former President of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Dan Smith, Director of SIPRI

The event was live streamed and is available on SIPRI’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.


For further information please contact Alexandra Manolache, Communications Officer, Tel: 0766 286 133, Email: