Fredrik Löjdquist is Director of the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS), an independent institute constituted and financed by the Swedish Government, with its organisational domicile at UI.
Löjdquist is a former Swedish diplomat, with previous missions such as special envoy and ambassador for the Swedish Presidency of the EU in Georgia 2009, ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) 2012–2017, and most recently, Sweden's first ambassador and special envoy for hybrid threats based in Stockholm 2018–2021. He has also been on diplomatic missions in Vilnius, Moscow and Vienna, represented Sweden in the OSCE Structured Dialog on European safety 2017–2021, and been a member of the steering board of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, located in Helsinki.
Löjdquist has a master's degree in political theory from London School of Economics. He has studied political science, Russian, Eastern state knowledge, philosophy and rhetoric at Uppsala University, and at the research program at the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University.