Ambassador Kishan S Rana holds a BA (Hons.) and an MA in economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He served in the Indian Foreign Service (1960-95); Ambassador/High Commissioner to Algeria, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Mauritius and Germany; in Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s Office, 1981-82. He is now a Professor Emeritus of the Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi; Senior Fellow at DiploFoundation. He was a Commonwealth Adviser to the Namibia Foreign Ministry, 2000-01, Archives By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge University, 2004, and Public Policy Scholar at Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC, 2005. He Chairs the India Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). Authored: Inside Diplomacy (2000); Managing Corporate Culture (co-author, 2000); Bilateral Diplomacy (2002); The 21st Century Ambassador (2004); Asian Diplomacy (2007).
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