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Mats Karlsson

Sweden
Special Advisor, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

He is currently reviewing how the Swedish government ensures quality analysis in foreign and security policy, development and trade. Visiting Professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs in Spring 2019, he taught on ‘Development as Freedom’. From 2014 to 2018, he was Director of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, focusing on current foreign and security policy issues. From 1999 to 2014, he was in the senior leadership of the World Bank, first as Vice President of External and UN Affairs, then for twelve years in country and regional operations in West Africa, Maghreb and the Mediterranean region.