Indian Ambassador to Speak at FDU's Metropolitan CampusTEANECK, NJ (September 23, 2010) óďIndia, an Emerging Power,Ē is the topic that H.E. Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, permanent representative of India to the United Nations, will present on October 13, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at FDUís Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, N.J. as part of FDUís United Nations Pathways Ambassador Forum program.
The format of this U.N. Pathways Ambassador Forum is a discussion between Ambassador Ahmad Kamal of the Ambassadorís Club at the U.N. and Puri.
Puri was appointed permanent representative of India to the U.N. in 2009. At the time of his appointment, Puri was the secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi. Puri joined his countryís Foreign Service in 1974 and since then, he has held numerous diplomatic positions, including deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2002, and a position in Indiaís Embassy in Japan from 1976 to 1978 and most recently, ambassador to Brazil from 2006 to 2008.
Puri has also worked with the U.N. very extensively prior to his appointment last year. He served as permanent representative to the U.N. in Geneva from 2004 to 2005, as first secretary in Geneva from 1981 to 1984, and as coordinator for the Multilateral Trade Negotiations Project in Geneva from 1988 to 1991.
Fairleigh Dickinsonís Office of Global Learning, in collaboration with the Ambassadorsí Club at the United Nations, presents this United Nations Pathways Ambassador Forum.
The opportunity to hear the ambassador and join the audience question-and-answer session is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are available at 6 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 6:30. The question-and-answer session will follow the discussion between Ambassador Kamal of the Ambassadorís Club at the U.N. and H.E. Ambassador Puri and will end at 8:00. The program will be held in the Multipurpose Room in the Student Union Building. Fairleigh Dickinson is located at 1000 River Road, Teaneck, N.J.
For additional information, call FDUís Office of Global Learning at (973) 443 -8876.