16th Annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture

    • February 23, 2018
    • Time: 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Colleges 9/10 Multipurpose Room
    • Complimentary parking is available in the Core West parking garage. A shuttle will take you to Colleges 9/10.
    • Free and open to the public. Space is limited, registration is required.
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    Nirupama Menon Rao
    Ambassador, Foreign Secretary, Scholar, and Poet on Diplomacy & the Feminist Voice

    Join us for a lively talk with a timely perspective on our global political climate.

    Nirupama Menon Rao is a retired Indian diplomat, Foreign Secretary, and Ambassador. During her four–decade–long diplomatic career she held several important assignments. She was India’s first woman spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, the first woman high commissioner from her country to Sri Lanka, and the first Indian woman ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. She served as India’s Foreign Secretary 2009–11 and as India’s Ambassador to the United States 2011–13.

    On her retirement from active diplomatic service, Ambassador Rao entered the world of Academics with an appointment as Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow at the India Initiative at Brown University and is currently a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington D.C. She is also on the Advisory Council of the Women in Public Service Project, as well as an accomplished poet and musician.