Schiller Paris will be sending a delegation of students to a dinner-conference with S.E.Mme Veronika Wand-Danielsson, Ambassador of Sweden to France, who will be giving a talk on “Brexit and the European Union from the Swedish perspective”. The dinner takes place Tuesday, September 20 at the Restaurant of the Senate, Palais du Luxembourg, in Paris. Organized by IRCE, attendees at the dinner-conference will include members of the French Senate, business leaders, journalists and policy-makers from European institutions. For Schiller Paris’s contingent of Swedish students, this will be a memorable event! Students enrolled in the international relations and diplomacy program who attend will also have a front row seat to hear top diplomatic voices give their take on the most important political development in Europe in recent memory: the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union following the June 23 referendum
Having lived and studied in different countries, Ambassador Wand-Danielsson has a background many Schiller Paris students will find familiar. She thus brings a perspective enriched by many years working in an international setting. Initially schooled at the Institut Montaigne in Cotonou, Bénin, she completed her baccalauréat in Oslo before doing her undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Uppsala. She studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and was later awarded a PhD in political science from the University of Stockholm. She began her career at the OECD focusing on topics related to public aid to southern African countries. Later, she held positions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sweden, the United Nations and the European Commission. She headed the Working Party on the Western Balkans Region (COWEB) during the Swedish presidency of the EU in 2001. She was the Swedish ambassador to NATO from 2007 to 2014 and since 2014 has been the Ambassador of Sweden to France and Monaco.