Dr Hans Blix is a Swedish diplomat, politician and academic.
He was Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1978 to 1979. He has been the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and between 2000 and 2003 he was the head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC).
In 1959, he became Doctor of Laws at Stockholm University, and in 1960, he was appointed Associate Professor in International Law. He has an Honorary Doctorate at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and at Moscow State University (1987), and is a recipient of the Henry de Wolf Smyth Award (Washington, DC, 1988).
He has written several books on subjects associated with international and constitutional law and was a leader of the Liberal Campaign Committee in favor of retention of the Swedish nuclear energy programme in the referendum in 1980.
Foto: Dean Calma/IAEA
Next Crosstalks august 20, 6:00 PM CET