Date: Oct 25, 2018

Author’s biography

Deepak Sethi earned his PhD in International Business Strategy, Organizational Studies, and Management from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2001. He also holds the Master of Management Sciences and Master of Science degrees, as well as Post-graduate Diploma in Management from leading universities in India. Since 2001, he has been a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, Oakland University in Michigan, and Old Dominion University in Norfolk.

Dr Sethi's research has been published in top academic journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, Journal of International Management, European Business Review, and the Asia Pacific Journal of Management. He writes extensively on geopolitical and International Business issues, focusing especially upon South Asia, China, and the USA.

Prior to entering academia in the United States, he served in the Indian Army for 31years, and took early retirement in the rank of Brigadier General in 1997. A veteran of the India-Pakistan War of 1971, he later commanded an Artillery Regiment in a high-altitude sector on the India-China border, and an Artillery Brigade on the border with Pakistan.

He is a recipient of the Chief of Army Staff Commendation from the Indian Army, and Best Dissertation Award from the College of Defence Management. He published his memoir, He Opens another Door in 2013, and “Operation Jantar Mantar” in September 2015


Abhijit Singh, Senior Fellow & Head, Maritime Policy Initiative, ORF

Brig (Retd). Deepak Sethi


Kriti M. Shah, Junior Fellow, ORF

Pushan Das, Associate Fellow & Program Coordinator, ORF

The event is from 3-5 pm

Venue Address

ORF Conference Hall, New Delhi