In this series on New Age Diplomacy & Development, we speak to stakeholders in government, bureaucracy, academia & development sector on the opportunities & challenges for sub-national diplomacy & development partnerships in the post-COVID world!
The second episode of the series features Peter Varghese AO, Chancellor of The University of Queensland & former Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT), Govt. of Australia. Mr. Varghese was the author of a comprehensive India Economic Strategy to 2035 commissioned by the Australian Prime Minister and submitted in July 2018.
In this episode, The Bridge Project converses with Mr. Varghese on a range of themes including the evolving nature of India-Australia ties; his diplomatic experience while in India; the scope of economic diplomacy with India's states; the importance of public diplomacy & the role of youth; higher education, business & development cooperation between both countries.