DATE: Monday, March 16, 2015
TIME: 10:00-11:30 AM
LOCATION: The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC, 2003
On March 16, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) will release «Trends in international arms transfers, 2014.» This annual report, drawn from the world’s most detailed public database, identifies top exporters and importers of major conventional weapons as well as key regional arms transfer trends from 2010-2014. Dr. Aude Fleurant, Director of the Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, will present the report’s major findings and answer questions in this on-the-record event co-hosted by the Forum on the Arms Trade and the Stimson Center.
Event panelists Jeff Abramson (Forum on the Arms Trade) and Rachel Stohl (Stimson Center) will also look ahead to discuss the prospects for greater responsibility and transparency in the global arms trade as the United States and other countries continue to grapple with whether and how to arm actors in ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa.
Aude Fleurant, Director, Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, SIPRI
Jeff Abramson, Founder, Forum on the Arms Trade
Moderator: Rachel Stohl, Senior Associate, Managing Across Boundaries, Stimson Center