This, from a press release I have.
Talk : Terrorism, Tolerance and the Global Imagination
20 April 7.00 pm
Born in London in 1956, Shashi Tharoor got his PhD at the age of 22 from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. Since 1978, he has worked for the United Nations and is currently the Under Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information. Author of numerous articles, short stories and commentaries in Indian and Western publications, he is the winner of several journalism and literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.
Shashi Tharoor’s books include Reasons of State (1982), a scholarly study of Indian foreign policy; The Great Indian Novel (1989), a political satire; The Five-Dollar Smile & Other Stories (1990); the novels Riot (2001) and Show Business (1991), which was made into a motion picture titled Bollywood; a study of independent India, India: From Midnight to the Millennium (1997); a biography, Nehru: The Invention of India (2003) and a collection of literary essays, Bookless in Baghdad (2005).
Shashi Tharoor received the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in International Affairs from the University of Puget Sound in May 2000. In January 1998, he was named by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as a Global Leader of Tomorrow.
He is the UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.
More about him on his website.
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