Mohan Kumar
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Mohan Kumar is the Chairman of Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) since June 2018. He has had an outstanding career in the Indian Foreign Service lasting 36 years which culminated in his posting as India's Ambassador to France based in Paris. He was also actively involved in the Climate Change Accord of Paris in 2015. Prior to this he was Indias Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain where he was witness to the momentous events of the Arab Spring.He was India's lead negotiator at the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in crucial areas such as intellectual property rights services dispute settlement and environment. He has served on multiple GATT/WTO panels relating to dispute settlement.He oversaw Indias bilateral ties with Sri Lanka Bangladesh Myanmar and the Maldives from 2005 to 2007 as Joint Secretary at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi. He holds an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies University of Delhi and a PhD from Sciences Po Paris. He is Dean Office of the International Affairs and Global Initiatives and Professor of Diplomatic Practice at the School of International Affairs at the O.P. Jindal Global University Sonipat India.He is author of a book entitled Negotiation Dynamics of the WTO: An Insiders Account (2018).