Writer, scholar, composer, poet
Born in Stockholm in 1950.
BA, MA, Stockholm University, 1972
Master in Philosophy and Language, Teachers College, Stockholm, 1974
News agency assistant, Spain, Maghreb 1974–1975
Foreign affairs journalist Europe, America, Africa, Asia 1976–86
Author, 1976— (to present)
Visiting fellow, Department of history, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980–1981
Visiting fellow, Department of history, Harvard University, 1987–1988
Lectures, poetry readings and musical performances in the USA, Russia, P.R. China, England, Canada, the former Yugoslavia, Italy, South Africa, The Bahamas, Bulgaria, Australia, Cuba 1988–2013.
Director, Institute of Current History 1990—
Member of the Board of the Transnational Institute (Norwich, Vermont; and Moscow), and International Research Coordinator 1991–1993
Contact and Adviser of the Committee for Tuition in English, Guangxi Teachers University, The People's Republic of China 1993–1994
Doctoral thesis on the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, written in the USA and published in 1994: The Code of Concord: Emerson’s Search for Universal Laws (AWI 1994).
Managing editor, Parnass: Journal of the Literary Societies in Sweden, 1997—2003
President, Stockholm Association of Humanities, 1997—2002
Visiting professor, Medieval and Renaissance Consortium, University of Hawaii, 1998
Associate professor and research affiliate, Comparative Literature, Stockholm University, 1999— (present)
Consulting editor, Nobel Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden, 1999—2003
Chairman, Nobel Copyright Group, 2000—2001
Professional Connection Adviser and Crimson Compass Mentor of the Harvard Alumni Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 2001–2015.
Researcher and assistant editor-in-chief of the Strindberg Project, 2006—2008
President, the Swedenborg Society of London 2011–13, vice president 2014–15.
Senior Adviser at Harvard Alumni Network, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 2016– (present)
Books: Cuba in Africa (1984); The Code of Concord (1994); Gallery of Mirrors (1998); Campagna per la felicità (2001); Petrarca i Provence (2003); Nobel Laureates in Search of Identity and Integrity: voices of different cultures (2004ff.); Pentagrams/Pentagramme (2012); The Grand Theme (2013); Catwalk (2015); The Moment Is Now (2019.
Music album: Ophir Opus Operatum (2011), Manifest Music Award nominee 2012.
Swedish Academy Grants and Awards in 1995, 1997, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2014.
The Special Society of Nine Award in 2017.
Official website: www.hallengren.eu
Stockholm university affiliation: https://www.su.se/english/profiles/ahall-1.186842
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Awards and Recognition
- Swedish Academy Grants and Awards in 1995, 1997, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2014 Manifest Music Award nominee 2012 The Society of Nine Special Award in 2017