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Madhav Nalapat

Prof. Madhav Nalapat

Director, School of Geopolitics, UNESCO Peace Chair

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

A Gold Medallist in Economics and a Daxina Fellow from Bombay University, Madhav Nalapat is Professor of Geopolitics and UNESCO Peace Chair at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India’s elite private university. Prior to this he was Coordinating Editor of the largest-circulated English-language newspaper in India, The Times of India . Previous to that, he was Editor of the Mathrubhumi Daily and Illustrated Weekly, the second-largest Malayalam daily and its prestigious co-offering, the literary Weekly.

As UNESCO Peace Chair, he has organized major conferences, including on the US, India and China. He has visited the U.S. and China frequently, recognizing their importance to India. He organized the first Trilaterlal India-Israel-US Annual Conference at New Delhi in 2003 and led the Indian delegation to the second conference at Herzliya, Israel, in 2004.

Madhav Nalapat was made Senior Associate of the National Institute of Advanced Study, Bangalore and Member of the Institute for Social and Economic Change. He is also Associate Member of the United Services Institution. He has lectured at several fora, including the National Defence College, New Delhi, the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, the University of Georgia, Peking University and Fudan University.

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