Beatrice Fihn

Senior Fellow Weapons of Mass Destruction
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UNIDIR Senior Fellow Beatrice Fihn is the director of Lex International Fund, a philanthropic fund focused on supporting and developing international law. She is an expert on international law, weapons governance and civil society mobilization. She is the former Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning campaign coalition that works to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons. Ms. Fihn accepted the Nobel Peace Prize and delivered the Nobel Lecture in Oslo on behalf of the campaign.

As one of the world’s foremost experts on civil society mobilization, international law, and diplomacy and multilateralism, she has worked over a decade to convince governments, parliamentarians and international organizations to come together and work collectively for global governance solutions. She has spoken at the United Nations, the European Parliament, the World Economic Forum, the Munich Security Conference and SXSW, as well as lecturing at numerous universities, including Harvard, Penn, Oxford and Cambridge.

Her work has been covered and reported on by CNN, BBC HARDtalk and the Financial Times, amongst others. She has also been profiled by the New York Times and Time magazine, as well as being listed as one of the 50 most influential people by Bloomberg Media.

Born in Sweden, Beatrice has a Master’s in Law from the University of London and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Stockholm University.