The Professorship in Global Leadership and Public Policy has been created at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and will be largely financed through a one million dollar donation from Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson.
Ericsson’s chief executive Carl-Henric Svanberg had, along with Lindh, been a major supporter of Sweden adopting the euro during last year’s contentious campaign, which ended with the country overwhelmingly rejecting the single currency. The two had campaigned together in the days prior to her death.
Anna Lindh died on September 11th, 2003, from stab wounds inflicted during a brutal attack at a Stockholm department store. She was tipped to become the next prime minister and was respected internationally for her diplomatic and leadership skills.