Faculty Member

Kishan S Rana

Professor Emeritus


Kishan S Rana: BA (Hon) and MA in economics, St Stephens College Delhi. Indian Foreign Service (1960-95); Ambassador/High Commissioner: Algeria, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Mauritius, and Germany; on staff of PM Indira Gandhi, 1981-82. Distance education teacher, 1999 onwards, and Professor emeritus (since 2010), DiploFoundation, Malta and Geneva, having developed five modules, (subjects covered: Bilateral Diplomacy; 21st Century Diplomacy; Public Diplomacy; Consular & Diaspora Diplomacy; in 2012, a new course on Economic Diplomacy was added). Emeritus Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi; book review editor of its flagship journal China Report. Foreign languages: Chinese and French.

During 1995-2007 lectured extensively at the Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi, developing courses and exercises for Indian trainee diplomats and for foreign diplomats from different countries, besides special courses for diplomats from Afghanistan, Iraq and South Africa; professor emeritus at FSI from 2000 to 2008. Member of a committee, headed by distinguished civil servant, Abid Hussain, set up by the Ministry of External Affairs to examine the working of FSI; it report published in January 2009.

Developed three distance courses for Canadian Foreign Affairs Department, one of which was subsequently adapted for the British Foreign Office. Lectured at diplomatic training institutions in Argentina, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Czech Republic, Iran, Kenya, the Maldives, Malaysia, Namibia, the Netherlands, Oman, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Suriname, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, plus at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Symbiosis School of International Studies, Pune and London School of Economics. Other positions: Archives By-Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge; Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC; Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Kuala Lumpur; Commonwealth Adviser, Namibia Foreign Ministry, 2000-01; Commonwealth expert, Botswana Foreign Ministry, April 2012. Organized training courses for ambassadors in Namibia and Kenya; given lectures to envoys at Botswana and Bahrain. Participated in ambassador conferences, Kenya, Botswana and Bahrain. Guest faculty, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna since 2009.