Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470
Talk by Anders Lidén, Swedish Ambassador to the UN
Wed, April 15, 2009 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM • Quadrangle Room, Texas Union
Speaker Bio - Anders Lidén is the Swedish Ambassador to the United Nations. In 1979, Lidén joined the Foreign Ministry in Stockholm, and has held numerous posts there, including that of Second Secretary from 1980 to 1983, First Secretary from 1983 to 1991, Counselor from 1991 to 1992, and Deputy Assistant Under Secretary from 1992 to 1993, and Assistant Under Secretary from 1993 until 1996. He was Charge d'Affaires at Sweden's Embassy in Jordan in 1999, and served as Sweden's Ambassador to Israel and Cyprus from 1999 to 2002. From 2002 until his appointment to the UN, he served as Director-General for Political Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.