Curriculum Vitae

 

Born on January 16th 1942, in Burseryd Sweden

M.B.A at the Gothenburg School of Economics an B.A. at the University of Gothenburg (political science, French and history of ideas and learning), 1967.
 
Doctor of Divinity (hon) at the University of Lund, 2002.
 
Doctor of Philosophy (hon) at the University of Växjö 2007.
 
Entrance into service in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs 1967

1969-70
Attaché in Bogota

1971-74
Second secretary in Vienna

1975-79
Head of section for Middle East and North Africa in the political department of the Ministry

1979-83
Chargé d´affaires in Damaskus and Amman

1985-86
Minister in Beijing

1987-91
Minister in Bonn

1992-96
Ambassador and head of policy planning in the Ministry

1997-01
Ambassador in Prague and Bratislava

2001-2008
Consul General in Istanbul

2009-
Senior Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Lund
Senior Research Fellow, Global Political Trends, Istanbul Kültür University

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Author of sixteen books:

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Ingmar Karlsson is married and has one daughter

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