21 Apr Sundeep Waslekar
Sundeep Waslekar is President of Strategic Foresight Group, a think-tank based in India that advises governments and institutions around the world on managing future challenges. He has worked with or on 50 countries from 4 continents. He has presented new policy concepts at committees of the Indian Parliament, the European Parliament, UK Houses of Commons and Lords, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, League of Arab States, World Economic Forum (Davos meetings), among others.
Sundeep has been involved in parallel diplomatic exercises to find common ground in times of crisis. Since the mid-1990s, he has facilitated dialogue between Indian and Pakistani decision makers and Kashmiri leaders, heads of Nepalese political parties, and post 9/11 between the leaders of Western and Islamic countries.
He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1983 from Oxford University, and was conferred D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) of Symbiosis International University, at hands of President of India, in December 2011.