On 17 January, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) was pleased to join The Swedish Lunch during the World Economic Forum in Davos.
This year, SIPRI was invited to be the content partner for The Swedish Lunch, a staple event of the World Economic Forum that hosted over 1600 invited guests. The aim of the event was to bring world leaders together, increase global connectivity and share inspiration during the World Economic Forum. In a world facing multifaceted challenges, the significance of peace cannot be overstated. Therefore, the main theme of The Swedish Lunch was peace.
SIPRI, represented by Governing Board Chair Stefan Löfven, hosted one of the three panels during the event. ‘Peace and Security in a Polycrisis’ was moderated by Nik Gowing, Co-Director of the Thinking the Unthinkable project. SIPRI Director Dan Smith was one of the panellists alongside Kelly T. Clements, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, and Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The hosts of the event, Alexander and Marcus Widegren, wrote about the aims of the panels, ‘By shedding light on the intricate interplay through the so called polycrises, we will explore different avenues through our panels. We hope to ignite a spark that will illuminate the path towards a more harmonious and equitable world.’