Pradeep Kapur

Visiting Clinical Professor
4109 Van Munching Hall
Ambassador Kapur obtained a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Systems and Management from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India, before attending Oxford University where he carried out research on “Technology Transfer, Public Policy and Development Diplomacy.” In 1991, Ambassador Kapur was selected as UN Fellow with a Third World Diplomat Award, under which he taught at Georgetown University. He co-authored the book "Ta Prohm: A Glorious Era in Angkor Civilisation" and co-edited the book "India of My Dreams."
He began his career as a diplomat in 1981 in Spain. He went on to have postings as a career diplomat in Tanzania, Paris and Nepal. In 2001, Kapur was appointed as India’s Ambassador to Cambodia. He then served as India’s Ambassador to Chile (2009-2013). In between his overseas postings, he served in various positions in New Delhi, including under secretary (West Europe), deputy secretary (Americas), director (South), under secretary (Textiles), under secretary (Export Promotion for Chemicals and Allied Products) and deputy chief controller of Imports and Exports.  As acting director general for the Indian Council of World Affairs, and as joint secretary for the Foreign Service Institute, Kapur promoted the image of India in global affairs and offered lectures and courses on diplomacy and international relations.