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Indian Member of Parliament

The Shashi Tharoor keynotes focus on topics such as leadership and cultural influences. Tharoor has an extensive and rather impressive resume; he is a former Minister of State for External Affairs, a United Nations peace-keeper, author, refugee worker, human rights activist and currently an elected member of the Indian Parliament.

In 1978, he joined the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, which was the starting point of his career. He was responsible for peace-keeping after the Cold War, as well as acting as a senior adviser to the Secretary-General.Dr. Tharoor holds a Ph.D from the the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is also an accomplished and award-winning author of twelve books, and hundreds of op-eds, articles, and book reviews, as featured in publications such as the Washington Post, TIME and the New York Times. He has received numerous awards and recognition; in 1988 he was named the 'Global Leader of Tomorrow' by the World Economic Forum.

Tharoor is an internationally renowned speaker on the topic of India, with a focus on its current status, and its future, in terms of globalization, human rights, and Indian culture. The Shashi Tharoor keynotes provide an interesting look into the influence of world politics.

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The Rise of Soft Power - The Shashi Tharoor Speech Introduces the Importance of Cultural Influences

This Shashi Tharoor speech introduces the concept of “soft” power. Expressing his belief that the idea of world leadership is rather archaic, he explains the concept of “soft”...

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