Consular Conversations Unveiling India's G20 Journey from Vision to Victory

About this event

Join us for a captivating conversation with Manish, the Consul General of India, as he discusses India's G20 Presidency. This event will focus on India's vision, themes, and achievements during its term, which began on December 1, 2022, and will end on November 30, 2023. With the upcoming G20 meeting in New Delhi on September 9-10, 2023, this talk is especially relevant for members of the Consular Corps and SFU School for International Studies. You'll gain insight into India's global leadership and its impact.

The SFU School for International Studies' Consular Conversations series is a monthly public forum featuring discussions with members of the Consular Corps in Vancouver. These conversations are moderated by Dr. Ricardo Arredondo, an IS Adjunct Professor and Consul General of Argentina. The goal is to bring together the Consular Corps of British Columbia for public lectures that encourage dialogue on issues that transcend borders, explore inspiring topics, and cultivate connections. The primary audience will be members of the Consular Corps of British Columbia and the Schools for International Studies and Public Policy. This is an exceptional opportunity for students in both SFU units.


Mr. Manish is a career diplomat. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1997. In his over twenty five years of diplomatic career so far he has served in Indian Missions in Moscow, Tashkent, Prague, Colombo, Jakarta and Vancouver.

In between his overseas assignments, he served in New Delhi at the Ministry of External Affairs first as Under Secretary in the US & Canada Division and Foreign Service Institute; and then as Deputy Secretary in the United Nations Political Division from August 2004 to July 2007. Prior to being appointed as India's Consul General in Vancouver, he served as Joint Secretary in the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service from November 2017 to April 2018 and then as Joint Secretary (South & Nalanda) managing India’s bilateral relations with ASEAN countries (except Myanmar), Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island Countries, and oversaw the project of construction of Nalanda University, from April 2018 to November 2019. As Joint Secretary (Overseas Indian Affairs) from November 2019 to August 2020, he implemented policies for engagement with Indian diaspora.

October 30, 2023

4:00 PM

SFU Harbour Centre Room 7000




  • School for International Studies