Cornell University

India: The Story of Growth, Democracy & 'Soft Power'

Friday, November 8, 2013 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Plant Science Building, 233

Guest lecturer Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, has been recognized both nationally and internationally as a prominent thought leader, diplomat and author.  He took charge as Consul General of India in New York in April, 2013.

A career diplomat of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) since 1983, Ambassador Mulay previously held posts at Indian Missions in Tokyo, Moscow, and Port Louis.  He served as Minister in Damascus and was High Commissioner of India to Male (Maldives) from 2009 to 2013.  Before that, he served as the Foreign Service Advisor of the Cabinet Secretariat in New Delhi.

Ambassador Mulay is also an award winning author, with more than 15 books to his credit, many of which have been translated into numerous languages including Arabic and Hindi.  He has a keen interest in education, the environment (particularly water security) and socio-economic issues.

The Ambassador completed his Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from Shahaji Chhatrapati College at Kolhapur, and a Master's Degree in Personnel Management from Mumbai University.  Ambassador Mulay is married and has three children.

This colloquium is a Cornell Public Affairs Society (CPAS) initiative, in association with the CPAS International Affairs Forum (IAF).

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Cornell Institute for Public Affairs



Free and open to the public.

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Lisa Jervey Lennox

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Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay

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Consul General of India

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