Anna Lekvall is the Deputy Director of the newly established Swedish Center for Preventing Violent Extremism (CVE) at the National Council for Crime Prevention. Before this assignment, Anna has had a long career in the Swedish government and she has i.a. worked at the United Nations and at International IDEA. Mrs Lekvalls expertise ranges from conflict resolution in Africa, to youth and prevention of violent extremism in Sweden. In 2007 Anna was granted the Jonas Weiss Memorial Award for her work with in the Juba peace process.