Shashi Tharoor

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Shashi Tharoor "is Under-Secretary-General of United Nations for Communications and Public Information since January 2001. Prior to his current role, Mr. Tharoor served as Director of Communications and Special Projects in the Office of the Secretary-General and as Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General (1997-2001). He was Special Assistant to the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations from 1989-1996. Mr. Tharoor's United Nations career began in 1978 on the staff of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva. Mr. Tharoor is also the author of eight books, as well as numerous articles. He is also the recipient of several journalism and literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers' Prize. In January 1998, Mr. Tharoor was named by the World Economic Forum as a "Global Leader of Tomorrow". Mr. Tharoor was educated in India and the United States, completing a Ph.D in 1978 at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University." [1]

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  2. How we are run, Doha Centre for Media Freedom, accessed April 4, 2009.
  3. Members, 1928 Institute, accessed October 12, 2022.