Speaker 2015 Annual Meeting


Swapan Dasgupta
Political Columnist and Public Policy Analyst, India

Swapan Dasgupta is a political columnist and public policy analyst with 30 years experience based in New Delhi, India. His columns on contemporary India are published in The Telegraph, Sunday Times of India, Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, Pioneer, Jagran and Free Press Journal. In addition, he is a regular commentator on politics on TV news channels. He has occupied important editorial positions in major Indian newspapers and weeklies including Times of India, Telegraph, Indian Express and India Today. He was the London correspondent of Indian Express from 1995 to 1996 and managing editor of India Today until 2003. He was appointed by the Indian prime minister as a member of the India-UK Round Table dialogue from 1998 to 2004. He holds a Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies (London) and was a Research Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. Mr. Dasgupta was conferred Padma Bhushan by the President of Indian in 2015.