Former Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations
Mr. Schori has vast experience in foreign affairs, development cooperation, and peacekeeping operations. From 2007 to 2009, he served as director general of FRIDE, which stands for Fundacion para las Relaciones Internationales y el Dialogo Exterior, and is self-described as “a European think-tank for global action.” Prior to that position, he was a special representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, head of mission in Côte d’Ivoire, distinguished visiting professor at Adelphi University, and Swedish Ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. Schori has held several political leadership positions, including as a member of the Swedish Parliament and the European Parliament for the Swedish Social Democratic Group. He is also the chairperson of the Olof Palme Memorial Fund and the former chairperson of Swedish ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes).
A prolific author, his most recent book, The years of the Dragon’s Teeth – September 11, the Iraq War and the World after Bush (2008), presents the ins and outs of the diplomatic struggles in the United Nations during the Iraq crisis under the George W. Bush administration.