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Freedom of Expression: A Discussion with Sweden's Ambassador to Canada

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The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) at Concordia University is pleased to welcome H.E. Per Sjögren, Sweden’s Ambassador to Canada. The Ambassador will talk about Sweden's foreign policy in upholding freedom of expression as a fundamental human right globally.

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H.E. Per Sjögren is currently serving as the Ambassador of Sweden to Canada. H.E. Per Sjögren began his diplomatic career in the early 1980s, serving at posts in Washington D.C., Kuwait, the United Nations in Geneva and the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. While at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs; H.E. Per Sjögren was responsible for the UN Department, the Department for Development and Cooperation, the Department for Migration and Policy and the Department for International Law, Human Rights and Treaty Law. H.E. Per Sjögren also worked at the Swedish Prime Minister’s office on topics related to foreign and defence issues. Over a career spanning several decades, he has devoted a substantial part of his efforts to addressing humanitarian, development, conflict and peacekeeping issues.

H.E. Per Sjögren studied International Law at the University of Uppsala. He is married to Astrid Lillo Sjögren and has four children.


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