Indian ambassador to EU to lecture on multilateralism

Sign-Puri,-Manjeev.jpgManjeev Sign Puri, Indian ambassador to the European Union, will give a public lecture this Thursday, October 15, titled “In Defense of Multilateralism.” His talk is sponsored by the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

Prior to his position at the EU, Puri was India’s ambassador to the United Nations. He has been actively involved with issues of sustainable development and the environment. He was a lead negotiator in India's delegation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro. He was also a key member of India's delegation at various Climate Change negotiations, including the Major Economies Forum and the Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC in Copenhagen. Between 2005 and 2009 Ambassador Puri headed the United Nations Division in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, dealing with economic and social issues. He has been a member of the Indian foreign service since 1982.

The lecture will be held at 4 p.m. in the Dr. Paul and Natalie Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers Hall. It is free and open to the public. Parking will be available at Irving Garage and the Sheraton; both are walking distance from the event.

Sponsoring the lecture with the Moynihan Institute are Trade, Development and Political Economy; the South Asia Center; the Executive Education program, and the International Relations Program.  10/13/15