Dan Smith appointed Director of SIPRI

Dan Smith appointed Director of SIPRI

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has appointed Dan Smith its new Director. He is currently the Secretary General of International Alert in London and Professor of Peace and Conflict at the University of Manchester. He has previously been the Director of the Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO) and served four years in the UN Peacebuilding Fund Advisory group, two of which were as Chair. Mr Smith will assume his post on 1 September 2015.

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