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HIGH LEVEL EVENTS IN STOCKHOLM TO CLOSE SIPRI'S 40th ANNIVERSARY YEAR

The Olof Palme and Anna Lindh Memorial Lecture by Jan Eliasson, Rosenbad, Stockholm, December 12, 2006

Eliasson


"I was a young member of the Swedish Foreign Service when SIPRI was created with Alva Myrdal as a driving force. I remember discussions with colleagues at the Ministry about the need for not only solid analysis but also for irrefutable facts to make the case for disarmament and non-proliferation. As the legendary President Paasikivi of Finland once stated: “The foundation for wisdom is facts”, SIPRI has through the years continued to lay such a foundation for fact-based dialogue and decisions in the area of security and disarmament. "

(Jan Eliasson)






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The one-day high-level seminar on 'Global Challenges', Rosenbad, Stockholm, December 13, 2006

Sissela Bok


"When SIPRI was founded, in 1966, the Vietnam War and other wars contributed to large parts of the world not being at peace even in the basic sense of “peace” as “the absence of war.” ....
It was against such a background of wars, conflicts, tension and insecurity that SIPRI was founded to focus, not merely on peace between particular states but internationally; and not merely on peace as some elusive ideal state of affairs, but rather on peace research dealing with all the factors that support or damage the prospects for peace; and above all to provide a solid basis of trustworthy research on the world’s military arsenals, arms expenditures, and conflicts."

(Sissela Bok)






Programme for the SIPRI 40th Anniversary Seminar  ‘GLOBAL CHALLENGE AND RESPONSE, 2006’
Wednesday 13 December 2006 at the Rosenbad Conference Centre, Stockholm

9:00 Words of welcome and introduction by Ambassador Rolf Ekéus, Chairman of the SIPRI Governing Board
9:20 Statement on ‘The Meaning of Peace’ by Professor Sissela Bok, Harvard University
   
                                -- Musical interlude: the Lucia choir --
   
9:45 Presentation of the seminar and of the opening panel by Alyson JK Bailes, SIPRI Director
   
9:50
 Opening Panel on 'The institutional framework for tackling global challenges'

 Chair: Professor Adam Daniel Rotfeld
Speakers:  Sir Marrack Goulding, Deputy Chair, SIPRI Governing Board
                 Pilvi-Sisko Vierros-Villeneuve, Director Political Affairs, Finnish EU Presidency
                 Jinmi Adisa, African Union Secretariat

11:00 Short discussion
   
11:15 Coffee break
   
11:45 Parallel wokshops
  a) Conflict and Conflict Management 
Chair: Dr Peter Croll, Director BICC
Speakers:  Professor Peter Wallensteen, University of Uppsala
                Vidar Helgesen, Director, International IDEA                                  
               
Respondent: Dr Neil Melvin, SIPRI
Rapporteur: Ola Mattsson, Secretary-General, Svenska Freds och Skiljedomsföreningen
  b) Armament and Disarmament
Chair: Dr Alexei Arbatov, Carnegie Endowment and IMEMO, Moscow
Speakers:  Ulf Hammarström, European Defence Agency
                 Dr Patricia Lewis, Director, UNIDIR
                
Respondent: Elisabeth Sköns, SIPRI
Rapporteur: Dr Ian Anthony, SIPRI
  c) Global Powers, Global Threats
Chair: Alyson JK Bailes, Director SIPRI
Speakers:  Dr Tapani Vaahtoranta, Finnish Institute of International Affairs (UPI)
                 Dr Tomas Ries, Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)
                
Respondent: Dr Masako Ikegami, Director, Center for Pacific-Asia Studies, Stockholm University
Rapporteur: Dr Charles Parker, Uppsala University
   
13:00 Lunch
   
14:15  Final Plenary Session

 Chair: Alyson JK Bailes, Director SIPRI

Reports by workshop rapporteurs
   
14:45
  Panel of Swedish opinion-formers: Peace and peace research in a changing world: what needs, what possibilities?


Ambassador Örjan Berner
Carl Mossfeldt  (Tällberg Forum)
Ambassador Mats Bergquist, Swedish Academy of Sciences
Göran Rosenberg
15:30-16:30 General discussion and Chair’s summing-up
   
16:30 Farewell thoughts and thanks by Ambassador Rolf Ekéus
17:00 Vin d’honneur at the Mediterranean Museum
  
Presentation by Professor Sissela Bok of Harvard University on ''The Meaning of Peace'

Presentation by Professor Marrack Goulding of Oxford University on 'The Institutional Framework for Tackling Global Challenges'
Presentation by Elisabeth Sköns of SIPRI on 'Armaments and Disarmament'
Presentation by Professor Masako Ikegami of Stockholm University on Asia in Global Security - An Epicentre of New Instability -

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