Therese Hydén


Therese Hydén took up her position as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sweden to Romania in September 2019. Prior to this she was Consul General of Sweden in Istanbul between 2016 – 2019. She has been employed at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs since 1997. Ambassador Hydén has worked at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm as Director and Deputy Head of the Department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and as Head of the Section for International Law. She has held several positions abroad, including at the Swedish Delegation to the Council of Europe and the Swedish Permanent Representation to the EU, where she was chairperson for the Foreign Relations Counsellors Working Group. Ambassador Hydén has also worked for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in New York. She holds a law degree and an LLM from Lund University and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Ambassador Hydén is married and has two children.

”Whoever is afraid of feminism, is afraid to admit and accept that, fundamentally, women are strong beings. In various societies, over centuries, political leaders have made use of many skills and tricks to keep women power under control. On the other hand, power comes with responsibility – always. Admitting that you are strong means taking responsibility for this power. Sometimes that overwhelms.”

Liliana Popescu
Vice-Rector SNSPA
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