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Anders Ahnlid: OECD and the crisis in global governance

The shifts in global economic power are presently dramatic and rapid. Financial, debt and political crises are at centre stage. Multilateral co-operation is in a shambles. Global governance has weakened substantially after G20’s initial success after the outbreak of the acute phase of the financial crisis in 2008. What is the role of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in this global landscape and on those uncharted economic waters?



Anders Ahnlid is Sweden’s Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris. 2005-2011 he was Director-General for Trade in the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 2004-2005 he served as Minister responsible for Trade and Economic Affairs in the Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. 1998-2004 he was first Deputy Head and from 2000 Deputy Director-General at the Department for International Trade Policy in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 1995-1998 Ahnlid was Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative of Sweden to the OECD and he serves as First Secretary in the Permanent Delegation of Sweden to the GATT/WTO in Geneva 1991-1995.

After having started his career as Trade Policy Analyst at the National Board of Trade in Stockholm 1986, he joined the then Trade Department of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1987. Anders Ahnlid has studied political science and economics at Lund University, Sweden and at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Anders Ahnlid is also member of the School’s Advisory board.

Date: 20 November 2012
Time: 13.15 – 14.45
Location: Malmstensalen, Handelshögskolan, Vasagatan 1

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