Stockholm, Sweden | 19 September 2018

2018 Stockholm Security Conference

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)


The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is proud to host the third Stockholm Security Conference which will take place 0n 19–20 September.  The theme of the 2018 Stockholm Security Conference (SSC 18) will be on ‘Emerging technologies: Unseen connections, missing players, absent solutions’.

There is significant concern about the implications of emerging technologies on international security but uncertainty about the scope and shape of the problem. Discussions tend to be confined within technological stove-pipes—biological terrorism, autonomous weapons, nuclear doctrines, etc. Yet some of the most severe risks arise from the combination of different technologies.

SSC 18 is a step towards properly understanding those links. It will bring together politicians, diplomats, the private sector, international lawyers and non-governmental experts into plenary and break-out sessions.  SSC 18 will connect analysis of emerging technologies with discussion surrounding responses—the desirability and feasibility of international norms and the appropriateness of arms control frameworks.

The 2018 Stockholm Security Conference is organized in partnership with the Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament) and the Munich Security Conference.

Participation is by invitation only.

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