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Sassan Alexander Akhlaghi

2018-2019 University of Chicago Scholars

Role

Political Advisor to the Prime Minister, Office of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven

Location

SWEDEN/IRAN

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Biography

Sassan is a political advisor to Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of Sweden, overseeing the jobs, industrial policy, and climate and energy policy portfolios. He was the youngest individual to ever assume the position. Before that he advised the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallstrom on Sweden’s feminist foreign policy. He was directly involved in drafting and negotiating Sweden’s Climate Policy Framework Act, increasing Sweden’s investments in green jobs and reducing CO2 emissions under the Paris Agreement. Driven by a wish to create increased equality and sustainability, Sassan deeply understands the power of policy to impact local communities and industries.