The University of Guelph’s Global Thought Leader in Residence Vikas Swarup will deliver a public lecture next week titled, Global Citizens in Uncertain Times.  

All are welcome to attend. 

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 12, 5–6:30 p.m. 

WHERE: OVC Enhanced Clinical Learning Centre, Room 1720, 415 Gordon St., Guelph 


Swarup will discuss the imperative of global citizenship at a time when the world is more integrated but also more fragmented than ever before. 

His talk will emphasize the need for citizens with a global outlook as well as examine the necessary attributes of a global citizen. 

“We need citizens with a global outlook because the vast majority of challenges facing the world can only be solved by countries working together,” says Swarup. 

About Vikas Swarup 

A well-regarded author, and former diplomat who served as high commissioner of India to Canada, Swarup was recently welcomed to U of G as the University’s inaugural Global Thought Leader in Residence.  

The new position was launched jointly with the Canada India Foundation to elevate Canada-India relations through intellectual engagement. 

Swarup’s residency extends to Oct. 23, during which time he will be engaged in guest lectures, public talks and interactions with faculty, students and staff.