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Samir Saran

Vice-President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

Doctoral thesis on Indian attitudes towards climate change, Global Sustainability Institute, UK. Currently, Vice-President, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi; spearheads ORF`s outreach and business development activities. Curates Raisina Dialogue, India’s annual flagship platform on geopolitics and geo-economics. Chair, CyFy, India’s annual conference on technology, security and society. Commissioner, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace; Member, South Asia Advisory Board and Member, Global Future Council on Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum. Director, Centre for Peace and Security, Sardar Patel Police University, Jodhpur, India. Editor, CyFy Digital Debates. Frequent commentator on issues of global governance; featured regularly in Indian and international print and broadcast media. Academic publications include: “India’s Climate Change Identity: Between Reality and Perception” (2016); “New Norms for a Digital Society” (2016); “India’s Contemporary Plurilateralism” in Oxford University Press Handbook on India’s Foreign Policy (2016); “Navigating the Digital Trilemma” in the latest CyFy Digital Debates; and “New Room to Manoeuvre: An Indian Approach to Climate Change” (2015).