2023 World Emerging Security Forum

Speaker Information

Dan Smith

Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

  • 2014 – 2017 : Professor of Peace and Conflict at the University of Manchester, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute
  • 2010 – 2011 : Chair of the UN Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group
  • 2007 – 2009 : Member of the UN Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group

Dan Smith is the Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute(SIPRI). He has a long record of research and publication on a wide range of conflict and peace issues. Among other issues, he has studied and written on the relationship between climate change and insecurity, peace and security issues in the Middle East, peacebuilding, the ethics of forcible intervention in conflicts, gender and conflict, nuclear arms control and strategy, and global conflict drivers, dynamics and trends. His most recent book is the 10th edition of The State of the World Atlas (2020).