Prof. Muchkund Dubey, President of CSD, has Master’s degree in economics from Patna University and later studied economics in Oxford and New York universities. He has a D. Litt degree (Honoris Causa) from the University of Calcutta. He had an illustrious career in the Indian Foreign Service, serving, among others, as India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh and the Permanent Representative to U.N. Organizations in Geneva. He retired from the Indian Foreign Service after occupying the post of Foreign Secretary to the Government of India. He then joined the Jawaharlal Nehru University as Professor where he taught for close to eight years. As an international civil servant, he served at the headquarters of both the United Nations and the UNDP. He was the Indian Member on the Executive Board of UNESCO, Chairman of the Common School System Commission, Bihar, and Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of Sikkim. His areas of specialization have been international economic relations, India’s social and economic development, international security and disarmament, international development cooperation and world order issues. He has authored two books, Unequal Treaty: World Trading Order after GATT and India’s Foreign Policy: Coping with the Changing World; edited three books including, Indian Society Today: Challenges of Equality, Integration and Empowerment; and co-edited six books.