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Veteran journalist joins Institute for International Studies
Klas Bergman, a veteran foreign correspondent and former Knight Journalism Fellow, has joined the Institute for International Studies (IIS) as associate director for communications, a newly created position. Bergman earned a bachelor's degree in history from Stanford in 1965 and earned a Stanford Hall of Fame award in soccer.
IIS Director David Holloway said Bergman will work to raise the institute's profile nationally and internationally. "Much of the research conducted at the institute is of great interest to a broader audience than we have been able to reach," he said. "We are very pleased to have drawn a person with such extensive media experience -- and with a special affinity for Stanford -- to work with us."
Born in Sweden, Bergman was chief U.S. correspondent for the Swedish daily, Dagens Nyheter, and was East European correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. He has reported from the Middle East, North Africa and Central America.
Bergman also has worked in media and external relations for the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank and the Swedish Embassy in Bonn, Germany. Most recently, he was founder of the New York consulting firm Bergman Communications & Design.
At Stanford, Bergman will shape the profile of the institute and its centers. These include the Asia/Pacific Research Center, the Center for Environmental Science and Policy, the Center for Health Policy, the Center for International Security and Cooperation, and the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.
Established in 1988, IIS seeks solutions to global challenges through research and training programs that bring faculty and students together with visitors from other academic, government, nonprofit and corporate institutions worldwide.