The Student Initiative for Promotion of Legal Awareness (SIPLA) of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore hosted Mr. Shyam Saran at NLSIU for a guest lecture on January 11, 2019.
Mr. Saran was the 26th Foreign Secretary to the Government of India. He has served as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Nuclear Affairs and Climate Change, Chairman of the National Security Advisory Board, and the Chairman of the Research and Information System for Developing Countries. He is currently a member of the Governing Board of Center for Policy Research, Life Trustee of the India International Centre, a trustee of the World Wildlife Fund (India), a Member of the National Executive of FICCI, and an Independent Director at the Press Trust of India. Prior to his appointment as the Foreign Secretary he served as India’s H.E. Ambassador to Myanmar, Indonesia and Nepal and as High Commissioner to Mauritius.
In January 2011, Shyam Saran was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour, for his contributions to civil service. He writes and speaks regularly on foreign policy, climate change, energy security, and national and international security related issues.
Interacting with Mr. Saran will gave the students a unique opportunity to discover the challenges as a diplomat, being the Chairman of NSA and Foreign Secretary. It was also useful for those who hope to pursue this exciting career in future.