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2021 SIPRI Lecture by HE Madeleine Albright

2021 SIPRI Lecture by HE Madeleine Albright

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute is proud to announce that the third annual SIPRI Lecture will honour HE Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State of the United States. The lecture will be held on 24 May 2021.

The lecture was originally planned to take place in May 2020, but because of ongoing restrictions due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), SIPRI has decided to postpone the lecture until next year. SIPRI looks forward to welcoming HE Madeleine Albright to deliver the lecture in 2021 instead.

About the SIPRI Lecture

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 inaugural SIPRI Lecture was held in May 2018 on the theme ‘Is the world on the road to peace or war?’ by HE Dr Hans Blix. The second edition of the SIPRI Lecture honoured HE Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile and currently United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and covered key challenges to human rights, the sources of those challenges, and the ways in which it is possible to address them.

Watch the livestreams of the first two editions of the lecture on SIPRI’s YouTube channel and on Facebook



For additional inquiries about the lecture, please contact Alexandra Manolache, Communications Officer (, +46 76 628 61 33).