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  • 1. Prof Anoop Swarup has over 32 years of extensive and diverse experience as an academic and a civil servant as also a social activist, ecologist, peace exponent and a professional strategic expert that include private, not for profit and public sectors. He has been a Presidential Awardee of Republic of India in 2003 for distinguished record of service and several other Commendations; received the UNESCAP Hon’ble Mention for Youth Empowerment and the voluntary relief efforts during Orissa Super Cyclone in 1999 and Gujarat Earthquake in 2000 as the Executive Director of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan; Rastriya Gaurav Award and many other Awards and Citations both nationally and internationally. Prof Swarup has been a a Fulbright Visitor to the US in 2004 and recipient of NCERT National Science Talent Scholarship, Junior Research Fellowship of UGC and Senior Research Fellowship of CSIR. His work on analysis of systems and interpretation of a hypothetical model of existence has been cited as a unique and multidisciplinary research on human interaction with the ecosystem, opening the field of anthropogenesis and futuristic studies on life sciences and the environmental from the perspective of human conflicts, political ecology and development economics. He also has to his credit three postgraduate degrees in management, bio sciences and strategic studies having been a visiting faculty with National Academies such as NIFM, NADT, NACEN and Monash University. He has in association with UNEP, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UNESCO, WTO, WIPO, WCO, World Bank and the Asian Development Bank undertaken program design, management as also monitoring and evaluation of several key projects on strategic studies, poverty alleviation, population issues, gender equity, urban planning and smart growth as also corporate social responsibility. He has held various key positions since 1981 both as a professional and an academic that include Branch Manager at General Insurance in 1981, and with the Indian Revenue Service since 1985 posted as an Ast Collector in 1985, Deputy Commissioner in 1991, Director (Anti smuggling) in 2001 and Commissioner in 2004 with the Union Ministry of Finance, Government of India, also being posted as Commissioner (Appeals), Commissioner of Customs (Rajasthan) and Commissioner Preventive (Delhi). During the period he initiated key economic reforms, lead many Trade delegations and represented Government of India at International forums. He was appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Boon to the United Nations in 2007, for implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Darfur. He joined as Vice Chancellor at Shobhit University in 2008 and Chairman of Global Knowledge Alliance in 2011 . He had undertaken the comprehensive climate change peer review as Global Environment Outlook (GEO 4) Reviewer working with the Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
  • 2. He founded the ‘Sambhav’ Trust for de addiction in 2008, ‘Sambhavami’ not for profit society to promote micro enterprises in 1992 and ‘Youth and Biosphere’ for raising environmental consciousness in 1984. He initiated the UNDP-NYKS Poverty Alleviation Awards in 2000, launched a ‘National Think Tank’ in the Union Ministry of Finance in 2004 and campaign on ‘Indian Civilisation through the Millennium’ (ICTM) in 2008. He was nominated for national Gandhi Fellowship in 2001 and is associated with various organisations that include Board of Directors of OISCA (Organisation for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement International), Tokyo Japan in 2001, United Nations Inter Agency working group on Population and Development as part of United Nations Development Assistance Frame Work (UNDAF) in 2001, Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), in 1999, founder Trustee of Indian Council of Gandhian Studies (ICGS) in 2002, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in 2008, Global Advisory Board of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (DGHS) in 2010, Orgdyne in 2010, Quantum Nano Scientific in 2010 and the Governing Council of Centre for Global Non Killing (CGNK) in 2011. He has been extensively involved in peace research and programmes as the Executive Director of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, one of the world’s largest village based not for profit networks of 1,80,000 youth clubs. It was his initiative that the Millennium Youth Parliament, National Youth Cooperative, Gandhi Peace Centres with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti and the WWF India-NYKS Wild Life Volunteers network was set up. As Vice Chairman, National Youth Assembly against Violence and Terror, Citizens Commission on Peace, Justice and Reconciliation and the Himsamukt Bharat Andolan he has organized several youth assemblies for conflict resolution and peace initiatives such as the recently launched Non Killing India Universities Forum under the auspices of Centre for Global Non Killing, Hawaii on a call by Prof Glenn D Paige. His diverse roles in key positions and close partnerships/ association with UN bodies have helped him in developing key problem solving, conflict resolution, pragmatic peace initiatives, judgmental and strategic approaches to a world free of violence. A versatile personality, Dr Swarup is also a poet, an ardent Golfer and a veteran Chess Player who has authored and edited several books that include diverse topics such as ‘Anti Money Laundering, Financial Crimes and Tax Evasion’ and ‘Free Trade Agreements and Regional Economic Engagements’ as also over 200 articles both nationally and internationally ranging from social issues and strategic studies to finance and economics.