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Börje Ljunggren
Dr. Senior Research Fellow

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Börje Ljunggren is the former Swedish ambassador to China (2002-06) and Vietnam (1994-97). 
Over the years he has served in a number of countries in Asia and has also been the head of the Asia Department of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Director General of the Swedish Agency for Development Cooperation (Sida). Currently, ambassador Ljunggren is responsible for the coordination of the Stockholm China Forum (GMF) within the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, chairperson of the SEB Asia Council and advisor to the Sweden-China Business Council.
Ambassador Ljunggren also has a number of academic affiliations. He is a member of the board of governors of Lund University, a member of the board of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and the Cambodia Development Resource Institute, an advisor to the China Economic Research Center of the Stockholm School of Economics and an Associate of the Harvard University Asia Center and the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies.
Ambassador Ljunggren holds a Ph. D. in political science and has published a number of books and articles on Asia including “The Challenge of Reform in Indochina” (HIID/Harvard University Press, 1993). His book “Kina: vår tids drama” (“China: the Drama of Time”) was published in the spring of 2008, and a second edition in October 2009.