The public diplomacy division of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has chosen NEHU as one of the universities to host the distinguished lecture series on India’s foreign policy and its evolution through decades.
Accordingly, renowned diplomat and foreign policy expert, retired ambassador Skand Ranjan Tayal will deliver the distinguished lecture tomorrow at the Multi-Convention Hall of NEHU at 11 am. The distinguished lecture will be presided over by NEHU vice chancellor Prof. P S Shukla.
Tayal will deliver the distinguished lecture decoding India’s options in the fast changing dynamics of Act East Policy. The lecture will be attended by a cross section of academia, media and the public.
Tayal has a very distinguished foreign policy career as India’s ambassador in countries like Uzbekistan, Republic of Korea etc. He also acted as consul general in South Africa and the United States.
He has published widely on India’s engagement with various world powers and developed a sharp analytical framework for better working of India’s foreign policy strategies and doctrines.
He published a much appreciated book entitled, “India and South Korea: Engaged Democracies” and keeps commenting in national television and writes columns in national dailies on pressing foreign policy issues.
Tayal is currently an adjunct Fellow at Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi and a visiting Professor at Delhi University’s International Relations Department.