Speaker - Carl Bildt

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Carl Bildt is the current foreign affairs minister of Sweden and was the country’s prime minister from 1992-1994. Minister Bildt’s political career began in 1979 when he was elected to the Swedish Parliament. He served as chair of the Moderate Party from 1986-1999, as well as the International Democrat Union from 1992-1999. His government negotiated and signed the 1995 accession of Sweden to the European Union and undertook far-reaching liberalization and structural reforms to improve the competitiveness of Sweden. Internationally, Minister Bildt has served as EU special envoy to former Yugoslavia, co-chair of the 1995 Bosnian Peace Talks at Dayton, high representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina immediately after the Bosnian War, and as the UN Secretary General’s special envoy for the Balkans. In the corporate sector, he has served on several boards, including Legg Mason, Vostok Nafta, Lundin Petroleum, and Teleopti AB.

4 Programs

Geostrategic Consequences of the Economic Crisis

03.27.10 | 01:03:35 min | 0 comments

Rebuilding Peace and Stability in Afghanistan

01.29.10 | 00:59:45 min | 3 comments

20 Years After the Fall of the Iron Curtain

03.20.09 | 01:13:24 min | 0 comments

Europe's East, Russia's Western Neighborhood

04.28.07 | 01:24:40 min | 0 comments