Sundeep Waslekar is President of Strategic Foresight Group, a think-tank based in India that advises governments and institutions around the world on managing future challenges. Under his leadership, SFG has worked with or on 50 countries from four continents creating new policy concepts in conflict resolution, water diplomacy and foresight for countries and societies.
Sundeep Waslekar read Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at St. John's College of the Oxford University on the Oxford JCR Scholarship. He was conferred D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) of Symbiosis International University, by the President of India in 2011. He was elected as Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflicts at Harris Manchester College of Oxford University in 2014.
He has been involved in parallel diplomatic exercises to find common ground in the times of crisis, negotiating with Heads of Government, cabinet ministers, diplomats, hydraulic engineers and terrorists. He has facilitated dialogue between Indian and Pakistani decision makers, heads of Nepalese political parties and water authorities in Africa and the Middle East.
In the 1990s, he authored three books on governance The New World Order, South Asian Drama, and Dharma-Rajya: Path-breaking Reforms for India's Governance. Since 2002, he has authored several research reports on global future under the auspices of the Strategic Foresight Group.
Sundeep has authored a best-seller book in his native Marathi language, Eka Dishecha Shodh (on new directions for India's future), which had 15 editions in the first three years. It has been translated into other Indian languages, converted into a Talking Book and been an inspiration for the formation of several civil society organisations.
He was been a faculty at World Economic Forum annual meetings at Davos and a senior executive at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Stockholm. He has been quoted, reviewed and interviewed in more than 2000 newspapers, websites and television channels in some 70-80 countries including BBC World Television, CNN, The Economist, New York Times, The Guardian, Financial Times, Newsweek, among others.
- Water as a force for peace
- Full text of the briefing by Dr Sundeep Waslekar at the UNSC
- One Minute to Midnight
- The Fear of Peace
- Age of Fusion
- Will They Attack Us?
- The Failure of Protest
- Science of Boon, Politics of Doom
- Are Global Financial Crises Good?
- The Irony of Collaboration
- 12 for 2012
- Europe and the World
- In Humility, Admiring the Impossible
- Deconstructing Terror
- An Evening with Confucius, Einstein, Gandhi
- Privileges of the Poor
- In the Post Natural Evolution World
- Can a World Driven by Scientists and Engineers, Bereft of Philosophers and Good Politicians, Achieve Progress?
- One World, One Dream
- The Future of Property
- Exorcising the Ghost of Xunzi
- EU, Turkey and the World in 2030
- Nature: The Final Frontier of Politics
- Asia, Europe and Unity of Vision
- Water and Westphalia in the 21st Century
- The Greatness of Nations
- Have We Just Entered An Era of Hope and Opportunity? Will It Last?
- Can We Challenge Our Ideas?
- Why We Wish We Were Wrong?
- Who Will Survive - Manufacturers of Destruction or Forces of Creation?
- The Audacity of Hope
- Are We Cruel, Stupid or Just Shameless?
- What Next in Progress?
- Will Energy and Environmental Industries Build World Peace?
- Mega Communities
- Why Should Business Care?
- Which Idea Will Dominate the 21st Century?
- Global Governance
- Beyond Climate Change
- Will Pakistan Survive?
- Can Our Science Make Us God?
- Will the world economy collapse?
- How Little Do We Know?
- Limits to Globalization
- Emerging Eight
- The Future of Stupidity
- Preventing Global Conflicts
- What Will Happen to Strategic Thought
- Madonna in Moscow
- Age of Inconclusive Wars
- Ferguson's Fears
- Neil Fergusson, Collosus
- When Will We See the Arabian Days?
- Will they choose founding fathers or crusading conspirators?
- Managing Global Challenges
- Margaret Mcmillan, Paris 1919
- The 88 Million Hidden Truths of Cartoons
- An Inclusive World
- Future of Power
- The Future of God
- Business and Periphery