A memorial service for Alyson JK Bailes is to be held Tuesday May 31 at 15:00 in Litla-torg (Háskólatorg) at the University of Iceland.
Alyson passed away in Scotland on Friday 29th of April.
Alyson was born in Manchester on the 6th of April 1949. She spent most of her career as a British diplomat and served as Ambassador to Finland in 2000-2002. From 2002-2007 she was Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI. Since then Alyson taught at the University of Iceland and the College of Europe in Bruges.
Alyson served on the board of the Institute of International Affairs (IIA) at the University of Iceland for many years, including two years as Chair of the Board. She was an integral part of the IIA during her time in Iceland and her tireless efforts combined with her experience and expertise were invaluable to the institute.