Stockholm International Peace Research Institute visits Jakarta

 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) visits Jakarta on March 11 to March 14 to deepen cooperation and build new areas of research with Indonesia.

SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament with its head office in Stockholm and presences in Beijing and Washington D.C.

During their visit the SIPRI-delegation, led by its Chairman Mr. Göran Lennmarker and its Director Dr. Tilman Brück, will meet a number of research institutions, think-tanks and academicians as well as government officials and prominent thinkers on security and foreign policy.

Prof Dr Dewi Fortuna Anwar is among the eight prominent members of the SIPRI Governing Board chosen by the Government of Sweden. Ibu Dewi is currently Deputy Secretary to the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia for Political Affairs and also Chairman for the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, The Habibie Center, the Jakarta-based think tank.

“I have on several occasions heard from Dr Hans Blix himself how highly appreciated Dr Dewi Fortuna Anwar has been over the years by him and the Swedish Government”, says Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia, Ewa Polano.

The aim of SIPRI’s visit is to establish deeper forms of international cooperation and research exchanges and ultimately build new areas of research with an international impact within SIPRI and its regional counterparts in Indonesia.

SIPRI seeks to strengthen current ties and build new research networks in South east Asia, by expanding relationships particularly in Indonesia. SIPRI will carry out meetings, workshops, and other exchanges with a particular focus on government officials, civil society leaders, and research institutions concerned with matters of international security, armaments, disarmament and development.

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