Beatrice Fihn - HS

Beatrice Fihn

Beatrice Fihn is the 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. Previously, Beatrice managed the disarmament program at the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the Reaching Critical Will project as well as working for the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. She has a law degree from the University of London.

Ms. Fihn has over a decade of experience in disarmament diplomacy and civil society mobilization, through her work with ICAN, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. She has delivered keynote lectures on weapons law, humanitarian law, civil society engagement in diplomacy and multilateral institutions, as well as the gender perspective on disarmament work.

Ms. Fihn was recently listed as one of the 50 innovators who changed the global landscape in 2017 by Bloomberg Media. She is also Executive Producer of the film The Day the World Changed, the first-ever interactive virtual reality memorial experience to pay tribute to those affected directly by nuclear warfare spanning back to 1945. In April 2018, Beatrice Fihn will be presented with the Special Lifetime Achievement Award at the ninth annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards.