Chandigarh February 14, 2018-Dr. Alexander Evans, the British Deputy High Commissioner to India visited Panjab University, here today. He interacted with the faculty and students of the University Business School and delivered an expert talk on the “Value of Strategy in Life”.

His talk focused on the ways in which strategy and planning can help in personal and professional life. He laid stress on the importance of literature, philosophy and science fiction in handling challenges. He also spoke about the role of alumni and past events in helping professionals face challenges. He emphasized the importance of always being ready with Plan B while strategizing in life.

Mr. Andrew Ayre, British Deputy High Commissioner at Chandigarh and Ms. Madhuchhanda Mishra, Prosperity and Knowledge Economy Advisor also visited PU along with Dr. Evans. Mr. Ayre briefly addressed the audience. 

 The Chairperson UBS, Prof. Deepak Kapur welcomed him along with the Dean, International Students, Prof. Deepti Gupta. Around 100 students attended the lecture which was followed by interaction with the speaker.

Dr. Evans is a career diplomat who has previously served in New York (on a leave of absence leading a United Nations Security Council expert team), Washington DC (as senior advisor to the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke in the US Department of State), Islamabad and New Delhi. In London he has worked as a member of the Policy Planning Staff, and in national security and analytical roles. Prior to joining the diplomatic service, Alexander was director of studies for a financial services think-tank and worked as a management consultant, journalist and regulator. He has also held think-tank appointments at Chatham House and Policy Exchange in London, at the Stimson Center in Washington DC and at the Asia Society in New York.