Gustaf Lind has served as Sweden’s Arctic ambassador since 2010. When Sweden took over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Denmark in May 2011, he became the chair of the Arctic Council’s senior Arctic officials.

From 2008 to 2010 Mr Lind served as the Swedish prime minister’s state secretary for foreign affairs and as such played a central role in leading the Swedish presidency of the European Union in the autumn of 2009. He was G8 sherpa for the EU presidency and prepared the European Councils during this period.

From 2006 to 2008 Mr Lind was state secretary to the Swedish minister for migration. His responsibilities during this period included preparing a labor immigration reform that liberalized opportunities for foreign nationals to work in Sweden.

Previously, he has worked with international law and human rights at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He received his doctorate in international law in 2004 with a dissertation on UN Charter law and regional organizations. He is a board member of the Swedish branch of the International Law Association

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