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SIPRI Lecture

Inaugural SIPRI Lecture with HE Hans Blix
Inaugural SIPRI Lecture with HE Dr Hans Blix

The SIPRI Lecture is an annual event focusing on major themes in peace and security.

The event provides a platform for prominent global thought leaders sharing the values underpinning  SIPRI, its research and other activities.

The inaugural SIPRI Lecture was held in May 2018 on the theme ‘Is the world on the road to peace or war?’ in the presence of His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf and Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden. The lecture honoured HE Dr Hans Blix and his lifelong career of distinguished public service dedicated to peace, disarmament, non-proliferation and conflict resolution and was followed by a distinguished panel discussion.

Watch the livestream of the event below or directly on SIPRI’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

Read the transcript of the speech.

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