Karin Olofsdotter, ambassador of Sweden to the United States, will join the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute for a virtual conversation at 9:00 a.m. CT Thursday, January 13, 2022.
Olofsdotter and Institute Director John Shaw will discuss Sweden-U.S. relations, how COVID-19 is impacting global trade, and the ambassador’s career in diplomacy.
Olofsdotter began her diplomatic career in 1994 when she entered the Swedish foreign service. Her first posting was in Sweden’s embassy in Moscow. She later was part of the Swedish delegation to NATO and served in her country’s mission to the European Union in Brussels. She was chief of staff to three Swedish foreign ministers and served as second-in-command at the Swedish embassy in the U.S. for nearly three years.
She became the Swedish ambassador to the U.S. in 2017 after a three-year stint as her home country’s ambassador to Hungary. She also served in Sweden’s government as director-general for trade.
This event is part of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s Understanding Our New World virtual conversation series with government and private sector leaders, policy experts, political analysts, authors, and journalists.
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