Jan Axel Nordlander is a Senior Advisor. He was previously Sweden's Ambassador for human rights and has also been ambassador to Damascus and Bangkok as well as Head of the Foreign Ministry's Department for the Middle East and North Africa. Since retirement Jan is an advisor to Färgfabriken Center for Art Architecture and Urbanism and to the Swedish Arned Forces international training programs. He also sits on the board of the Thai Burma Border consortium. He studied law and liberal arts at the universities of Uppsala and Stockholm.