August 9, 2019
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Shreve Auditorium, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, IU Bloomington
Lecture by the Indian Ambassador to the U.S., Harsh Vardhan Shringla
"Rising India and the India-U.S. Strategic Partnership"
Harsh Vardhan Shringla is a career diplomat and has been a member of the Indian Foreign Service since 1984. He assumed charge as Ambassador to the United States on January 9, 2019.
With a diplomatic career spanning 35 years, Ambassador Shringla has held a variety of positions in New Delhi and abroad. He has served as High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh and Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Thailand. He has also served in France (UNESCO), the United States (United Nations, New York), Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City), Israel, and South Africa (Durban).
Ambassador Shringla has served in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi as Joint Secretary (Director General) responsible for Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Maldives. He has also headed the United Nations Political and SAARC Divisions in the Ministry. Earlier, he served as Director of the Northern Division dealing with Nepal and Bhutan and as Deputy Secretary of the Europe West Division.
Ambassador Shringla graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, and worked in the corporate and public sectors in India prior to joining the Indian Foreign Service. He has published papers on conflict prevention, economic diplomacy, the Indian diaspora, and India-Bangladesh relations.