Public Lectures

  • The Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Lecture at the Jamia Milia Islami, New Delhi, in 1998
  • The LB National Academy of Administration Foundation Course Distinguished Lecture in 1999, 2000 and 2006.
  • Delivered the Second Ravinder Kumar Memorial Lecture in 2006 organised by the Deshkal Society on “Being Indian: The Prospects of Emerging India in the 21st Century.”
  • Delivered the Keynote Address in 2007 at the Asia-Pacific Centre of Sciences Po in Paris, France, on “India on the Threshold of the 21st Century.”
  • The Lester Pearson Memorial Lecture at the University of Delhi, New Delhi, in 2009.
  • The Keynote Address, Decolonizing Universities, at Penang, Malaysia, in 2011.
  • The Keynote Address at the National Defence Academy, New Delhi.
  • The Mahatma Gandhi Annual Lecture at the University of Hull, UK, at the special invitation of Lord Bhiku Parekh.
  • The Keynote Lecture at the Administrative Staff College, Hyderabad.
  • Was the Eminent Citizen Speaker at the Hindustan Times Conclave on 100 Years of Delhi as the National Capital in 2011.
  • Delivered the Inaugural Address at the IPPAI Conference at Goa in 2011.
  • He is to delivered the Keynote Address at the IInd Leadership Initiative in Excellence (LIFE) Annual Summit on the theme “From Citizenship to Leadership” organized by the Global Education and Leadership Foundation on 5 August 2012 in Jaipur.