Hardeep S. Puri

Hardeep S. Puri has had a distinguished four-decade career in diplomacy spanning the multilateral arena, including as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in both Geneva (2002-2005) and New York (2009-2013).

He is one of the few Indians to preside over the United Nations Security Council and the only one to have chaired its Counter-terrorism Committee.

He most recently served as Vice-President at the International Peace Institute and Secretary-General of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism in New York. He is the author of Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos (HarperCollins, 2016).

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