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Former Swedish prime minister to speak, Nov. 18

Carl Bildt, the former Swedish prime minister and United Nations envoy to the Balkans, will deliver a lecture on self-determination and international politics at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Bildt was Sweden's prime minister from 1991 to 1994 and also has served as a member of the country's parliament and chair of its Moderate Party. His government negotiated Sweden's 1995 entry into the European Union and undertook far-reaching reforms to improve Sweden's competitiveness and modernize its welfare system.

From 1995 to 1997, Bildt served as the EU special representative to the former Yugoslavia and high representative to Bosnia. He was a United Nations special envoy to the Balkans between 1999 and 2001. Bildt now serves on the boards of numerous international public affairs and business organizations.

His talk is the inaugural Prince of Liechtenstein Lecture on Self-Determination and the International System. It is sponsored by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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