Dan Smith is Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and Professor of Peace & Conflict at the University of Manchester. He is a scholar, analyst and practitioner of peacebuilding. From 2003 to 2015, he was the Secretary General of International Alert, the peacebuilding organization, and he chaired the UN Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group in 2010–11. Previously (1993-2001) he was Director of the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo. His current research focuses on the relationship between climate and security, the Middle East and global conflict trends. He has authored atlases of world politics and blogs on international politics.
Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute