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Democracy in a Post-Covid World

Publisher: SIPRI
SIPRI, Stockholm:
September, 2021

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 third SIPRI Lecture, which was held virtually on 24 May 2021, was delivered by HE Dr Madeleine Albright and focused on the theme of ‘Democracy in a Post-Covid World’. The lecture highlighted ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftershocks have transformed the world. It also stressed the importance of placing democratic values and international cooperation at the centre of any post-pandemic strategy to create a more secure, stable, healthy and prosperous world.

Watch the livestream of the event on SIPRI’s YouTube channel.


Madeleine Albright is a professor and diplomat who has served as secretary of state of the United States and as the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations.