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Dr.Anupam Ray Ambassador

Dr. Anupam Ray, Ambassador and Permanent
Representative of India to the Conference on Disarmament

(DOB June 5, 1967)

 

EDUCATION

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery), Calcutta University, 1986-1991

Resident, Department of Neuro Surgery, NRS Medical College Hospital, Calcutta University, 1991-1992     

MA (Public Administration), Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2001-2002

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussorrie, ( 60th Civil Service Foundation Course), 1994

Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi, (Professional Training for the Indian Foreign Service), 1994-1996

Advanced Diploma in German, Goethe Institute, Bonn and School of Foreign Languages, New Delhi

FELLOWSHIPS

Visiting Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC , 2007

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Joint Secretary (Policy Planning), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi (Jan 2020- Feb 2022)

  • Head of Policy Planning
  • Coordinator of Ministry’s “internal think tank”
  • Public Diplomacy coordinator in the thinktank and academic space
  • Coordination of Nalanda University Project
  • Coordinator for Nalanda University, Indian Council of World Affairs and Research and Information System

Consul General of India, Houston (Apr 2016- Jan 2020)

  • India’s top diplomat in Texas and surrounding states
  • Worked on one of the world’s most “happening” diplomatic accounts
  • One of the main organizers of “Howdy Modi”

Visiting Professor, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (2014-2016)

  • Full time teaching in a MA program and research in diplomacy
  • Taught 3 semesters of courses in Cross Cultural issues (including statecraft) and Comparative Foreign Policy

Joint Secretary (Nalanda University Project), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi  (2013-2014)

  • Manage all issues within government relating to creation of a world-class international University (the first of its kind in India) with a US$500 million budget

Director (Personnel), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi (2012- 2013)

  • A key staff assignment at Foreign Office HQs
  • Administered global deployments, morale and administrative reforms

Director (Development Partnership Administration), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi (2011-2012)

  • I was the first employee of India’s OUTGOING development assistance agency. Created the structural blueprint of the agency and did initial conceptual work.

Deputy Coordinator, BRICS Summit, New Delhi (2012)

Counsellor, Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, New York (2008-2011)

  • Deputy Head of the Security Council team; Coordinator for “Thematic issues” (2010-11)
  • Head of the Peacekeeping Division/ Military Advisor (2009-2010)
  • Delegate, Executive Boards of UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA (2008)
  • Member, ACABQ (2010)

Counsellor, High Commission of India, London (2007)

  • Campaign Manager for Commonwealth Secretary General elections
  • Delegate to Commonwealth Board of Governors

Director, Office of the Minister of State for External Affairs, New Delhi (2006-2007)

  • Private Secretary and Chief of Staff to Minister Anand Sharma

Deputy Secretary (Sri Lanka), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi (2004-2006)

  • Coordinator for all Sri Lanka related issues in the Foreign Office

First Secretary (Political), High Commission of India, Dhaka (2001-2004)

  • Chief of the Political Section in the Mission

Second Secretary, Embassy of India, Bonn (1996-2001)

PUBLICATIONS/PAPERS

Need a Common Law of Nations?  External website that opens in a new window– Economic and Political Weekly, Feb 13, 2016

Islamic Radical Ideologies and South Asian Security:  The Case of Bangladesh - Occasional Paper of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC, 2008

India’s Role in Keeping Peace in Africa – Foreign Service Institute,  New Delhi, 2011

Peacekeeping: Taking Stock and Preparing for the Future: A Concept Note (UN/S/2011/496) prepared for the Indian Presidency of the Security Council, August 2011

Civil-Military Relations - LBS National Academy of Administration, 1994 (won Army Chief’s Trophy for Best Paper)

LANGUAGES

  • Fluent in English, German, Hindi, Bangla
  • Understand Urdu, Punjabi, Assamese
  • Rudimentary French

 

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