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Ambassador Michael Sahlin

POSITION AT SIPRI
Distinguished Associate Fellow

Ambassador Michael Sahlin

Michael Sahlin

Ambassador Michael Sahlin is a Distinguished Associate Fellow with the SIPRI European Security Programme and Coordinator of SIPRI’s Security Conference on Secure Cities in an Insecure World. Michael has held many roles in the political and diplomatic arena. As a Swedish diplomat, he was among others the Ambassador to Turkey, Azerbaijan, Spain, former Yugoslavia/Macedonia, Norway and various assignments at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was State Secretary in the Defence Ministry. In addition, he has also been the Swedish Special Envoy for Sudan/CPA. Dr. Michael Sahlin was the founder and first Director General of the Folke Bernadotte Academy.

Regional expertise

Europe, Turkey, Central Asia

Languages
Swedish, English, German, French, Spanish
Education

Ph.D. Political Science, Uppsala University

Citizenship
Sweden
Affiliations
  • Consilio International Ltd, Partner
  • Stockholm University for Turkish Studies, Distinguished Associate Fellow