Beatrice Fihn

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Beatrice Fihn
Beatrice Fihn in Geneva (2016).jpg
Beatrice Fihn in 2016.
Born Beatrice Fihn
1982
Gothenburg, Sweden

Beatrice Fihn (born 1982 in Gothenburg) is Swedish and since July 1, 2014 she is the Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The ICAN was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.[1]

Fihn studied at the University of Stockholm, receiving a bachelor's degree in international relations in 2008. In 2009, she participated in an internship at the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and was involved in the work of the Conference on Disarmament and the United Nations Human Rights Council. She then worked at a bank in Geneva and earned a one year Master of Laws degree in International Law at the University College London.[2]

Fihn returned to the WILPF in 2010, working with its 'Reaching Critical Will' disarmament programme,[3] until becoming the Executive Director of ICAN in 2014.[citation needed]

Fihn criticized U.S. President Donald Trump on his nuclear policies.[4] Fihn visited Nagasaki for the first time on 13 January 2018.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roper, Caitlin (2017-11-01). "Beatrice Fihn Thinks We Can Abolish Nuclear Arms". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-11-07. 
  2. ^ Beatrice Fihn European Leadership Network[dead link]
  3. ^ "Home - Reaching Critical Will". www.reachingcriticalwill.org. Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
  4. ^ Beatrice Fihn, Twitter, 4 October 2017, Retrieved 11 December 2017
  5. ^ ICAN leader Beatrice Fihn makes first visit to Nagasaki