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SIPRI at Almedalen 2018

Miljöbild Almedalen 2011. Photo: Flickr/ TU Medier i Sverige
Miljöbild Almedalen 2011. Photo: Flickr/ TU Medier i Sverige

SIPRI is pleased to announce its participation and activities at the 2018 Almedalen Week in Visby, Gotland. Almedalen (1–8 July) is considered to be one of the most important political, social and business forums in Sweden.

Together with partners, SIPRI will participate in activities focusing on various aspects of international peace and security.


SIPRI engages in the following activities:


Tuesday, 3 July, 14:30-15:30

Is a nuclear-weapons free world possible?

SIPRI Director, Dan Smith, and SIPRI Distinguished Associate Fellow, Tarja Cronberg, will participate in a seminar hosted by the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre Hanaholmen, to discuss global nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.

Topics of conversation will include the Treaty of the Prohibition on Nuclear Weapons, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and the different positions taken by Sweden and Finland at the United Nations (UN).


Tarja Cronberg, SIPRI Distinguished Associate Fellow

Dan Smith, SIPRI Director

Mikael Holmström, Defence correspondent, Dagens Nyheter


Maria Wetterstrand, Former spokesperson for the Swedish Green Party

LocationMichael Sars, fartyg; Holmen 619, färjeläge 4, Visby hamn. More information can be found here.


Wednesday, 4 July, 15.00-16.00

Kärnvapnens framtid – vad säger forskningen och politiken om avskräckning och förbudsavtal?

Dr Tytti Erästö, Researcher in the SIPRI Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme, will participate in a seminar hosted by Svenska Läkare mot Kärnvapen and Uppsala University to discuss the future of nuclear weapons following the passing of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Further information about the seminar can be found here.

LocationB-huset, Uppsala universitet, Huvudentré Cramérgatan 3; Sal B23


Thursday, 5 July, 13:30-14:30

Hunger and conflict – where is the connection?

SIPRI, in cooperation with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), will host an event addressing the relationship between hunger and conflict. The discussion will focus on the ways in which hunger is a security risk, with the aim of enhancing the understanding of how food security can serve as a driver of conflict prevention and sustained peace. Read more about the event here


Efraim Gomez, Head of UN Policy Department, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Ambassador Jan Eliasson, Chair of the SIPRI Governing Board

Dan Smith, SIPRI Director

Anne Poulsen, Director, UN World Food Programme’s Nordic Office

Location: F-huset, Uppsala universitet, Skeppsbron 24; Sal F14


For further details on SIPRI’s activities in Almedalen please contact Emma Fredriksson, SIPRI Event Coordinator ( 76 766 94 99).