Dan Smith

PRIO Director 1993–2001, Senior Adviser

Dan Smith left PRIO in 2003. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

Study of the peacebuilding experience of Britain, Germany, Netherlands and Norway.


Upon leaving PRIO in 2003, Dan Smith became Secretary General of International Alert in London.

Languages spoken:

English, French

Working experience:

1973-75: CND, London
1976-78: Richardson Institute for Peace & Conflict Research
1978-80: Department of Economics, Birkbeck College, London
1981-88: Freelance
1988-91: Associate Director, Transnational Institute, Amsterdam
1991-93: Director, Transnational Institute, Amsterdam
1993-01: Director, PRIO
2001-02: Visiting Fellow, The Norwegian Nobel Institute
2001-03: Senior Adviser, PRIO
2003: Visiting Fellow, Hellenic Foundation for Foreign & European Policy, Athens


MA in English literature, Cambridge (UK) 1973


The following publications are specific to the PRIO GPS Centre. A more complete list is available at www.prio.org.

All Publications

Edited Volume

Smith, Dan; & Inger Skjelsbæk, eds, (2001) Gender, Peace and Conflict. London: Sage Publications.

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