Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Dr. Shashi Tharoor (India) Author and politician Dr. Tharoor is an award-winning author of more than sixteen books, as well as hundreds of articles and book reviews in a wide range of publications. Dr. Tharoor is an internationally known speaker on India’s recent transformation and future prospects, globalization, freedom of the press, human rights, literacy, Indian culture, and India’s present and potential influence in world politics. Born in London, Dr. Tharoor was educated in India and the United States, completing a PhD at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he received the Robert B. Stewart Prize for Best Student. A compelling and effective speaker, he is fluent in English and French as well as in Malayalam and Hindi."