Lars-Erik Lundin holds a Ph.D in political science/international relations. He previously worked in the Swedish and EU foreign services and has been a high-level representative for the European Union, chairing senior international meetings including as EU ambassador to a number of international organisations. His last post until 2011 was EU ambassador to the IAEA, UNODC, UNIDO, and OSCE in Vienna.
When working for the Swedish Foreign Ministry he was closely involved in arms control work globally and in Europe, and served as Minsk Group Ambassador on Nagorno Karabach. He has been posted to Luanda, Helsinki, Bonn, Brussels and Vienna.
Lars-Erik is both familiar with and very interested in Saferworld’s issues: he is an elected member of the Swedish Royal Academy of War Sciences with longstanding interest in conflict prevention (including Confidence and Security-Building Measures), human security and humanitarian disarmament.
Issue areas/specialisms: EU and security, OSCE, Comprehensive approaches, Multilateralism, Conflict prevention, arms export controls, Trafficking, Migration and security
Geographical specialisms: EU Neighbourhood and enlargement area, OSCE
Publications and articles:
The EU and Security (2015, Santérus Publishing)