New heads of programmes appointed at UI
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) is pleased to announce the appointments of Rouzbeh Parsi and Björn Jerdén as the Head of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) programme and the Asia programme.
Rouzbeh Parsi is currrently Senior Lecturer at Lund University, where he defended his PhD. Most recently he worked at EUISS in Paris (2009-2013) and has experience from Freie Universität Berlin, European University Institute in Florence and Columbia University.
Björn Jerdén has presently held the role as the acting Head of the Asia programme at UI. Björn Jerdén's contribution to UI and the Asia programme has been invaluable to date and the institute is looking forward to Björn Jerdén continuing in his role.
"As Director of the institute it is indeed my privilege to welcome Rouzbeh and Björn into their new roles," says Mats Karlsson.