Mattias Hessérus is the Director of the Ax:son Johnson Institute for Statecraft and Diplomacy and sits on the committee of the Engelsberg Applied History Programme at the University of Cambridge and King’s College London.
Hessérus received a PhD and MA in History as well as a MSSc in Political Science from Uppsala University. He was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York City, and held a Swedish Institute Scholarship at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. He has worked for radio and TV and spent three years as review editor of Axess Magazine. He is part of the Engelsberg Ideas team and host of its podcast History Lessons.