Syed Akbaruddin to deliver Sir Syed Memorial Annual Lecture


Aligarh : Mr Syed Akbaruddin, retired diplomat from 1985 batch of the Indian Foreign Service who served till recently as India’s permanent representative to the United Nations will deliver the ‘Sir Syed Memorial Annual Lecture-2022’ of the Sir Syed Academy, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on ‘Changing Contours of India’s Global Engagements’.

The lecture will take place on July 16, Saturday (12 noon) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) Auditorium.

“In his distinguished career spanning over 34 years, Mr Akbaruddin has served in different capacities. He has served as Consul-General of India for two terms in the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia—from 1988 to 1992 in Riyadh and from 2000 to 2004 in Jeddah. His illustrious career includes working on deputation at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna (2007 to 2011), serving as the Director of the Foreign Secretary’s Office of the Ministry (2004 to 2005), official spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs (2012 to 2015) and Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs”, said Dr Mohammad Shahid, Deputy Director, Sir Syed Academy.