Dr Shashi Tharoor, former UN Under-Secretary-General and currently a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, will brief Asia House corporate members on India in the ‘post-globalisation’ world.
Political developments such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump have shaken the world. The model of globalisation seems to have lost its shine, and a shift in the global architecture is inevitable.
How is India, the world’s seventh biggest economy, reacting to these changes? What are the prospects for UK-India relations and US-India relations?
The briefing with Dr Tharoor is the second in a series of events at Asia House which will examine the new global trade order. The ongoing Asia House programme will assemble decision-makers and influencers to brief corporate members as this new architecture takes shape.
Dr Tharoor has previously served as Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. During his nearly three-decade long career at the UN, he served as a peacekeeper, refugee worker, and administrator at the highest levels, serving as Under-Secretary-General during Kofi Annan’s leadership of the organisation.
Born in London, Dr Tharoor was educated in India and the United States, completing a PhD in 1978 at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. In 1998 the World Economic Forum in Davos named him a ‘Global Leader of Tomorrow’.
This briefing is for Asia House corporate members only. To register, please contact Conor Paterson in the Business & Policy Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 307 5439.