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SIPRI hosts Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria

From left to right: Vincent Boulanin, Senior Researcher, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria, Jannie Lilja, Director of Studies, and Tytti Erästö, Senior Researcher.
From left to right: Vincent Boulanin, Senior Researcher, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria, Jannie Lilja, Director of Studies, and Tytti Erästö, Senior Researcher.

On 1 October 2020, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) had the honour and privilege of hosting a visit from Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria.

During the visit, the Crown Princess engaged in a roundtable discussion with SIPRI’s experts on topics related to artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on international peace and security, as well as on the current state of arms control. The discussion also focused on the challenges posed by the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, in particular how resilience can be strengthened to confront future challenges, such as those posed by violence and epidemics.

Ambassador Jan Eliasson, Chair of the SIPRI Governing Board, welcomed the Crown Princess together with Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, and Joakim Vaverka, Deputy Director.