Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Rector of the UN University
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Rector, United Nations University, Tokyo (2013-).
Formerly: President, International Development Research Centre (2008-13); High Commissioner of Canada to India and Ambassador to Bhutan and Nepal (2006-08); Canadian Ambassador to the UN (1992-94); author, books on the UN Security Council, economic factors in civil wars, international development and of 'Does the Elephant Dance? Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy' (Oxford, 2011); with C. Raja Mohan and Srinath Raghavan, edited the 'Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy' (Oxford, 2015); with Simon Chesterman and Ian Johnstone, ‘The Law and Practice of the United Nations, 2nd. Ed.’ (Oxford, 2016); with Simon Chesterman and Santiago Villalpando, ‘The Oxford Handbook of UN Treaties’ (Oxford 2019); and with Benedict Kingsbury et al. ‘Megaregulation Contested: Global Economic Ordering After TPP’ (Oxford 2019).
A Member of the Programme Advisory Committee, The Canadian Ditchley Foundation.