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Hardeep Singh Puri

Senior Adviser | puri@ipinst.org

During a career spanning 39 years, Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri has served as both Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in Geneva and New York. During his assignment in New York from 2009-13, he served as chairman of Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (2011-13), and twice as President of the Security Council.

Previously, Amb. Puri was stationed in important posts in Brazil, Japan, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom. From 1988-91, he was coordinator of the UNDP/UNCTAD Multilateral Trade Negotiations Project to help developing countries in the Uruguay Round.

He was educated at Hindu College, and lectured at St. Stephen¹s College, University of Delhi.

Amb. Puri joined IPI as Senior Adviser in June, 2013.

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