Ambassador Amandeep Gill is Director of the Global Health Centre project on International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR). He also teaches an inter-disciplinary masters’ course on technology, security, politics and norms.
Amandeep Gill was Executive Director and co-Lead of the Secretariat of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation until August 2019. He previously served as India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. Ambassador Gill joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1992 and has served at the Indian Missions in Tehran, Colombo, and Geneva. From 2013-2016, he served as Head of the Disarmament and International Security Affairs Division in the Ministry of External Affairs. In 2017, he helped set up the National Task Force on AI for India’s Economic Transformation. Ambassador Gill chaired the Group of Governmental Experts of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) on emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapon systems from 2017-2018. He has served on the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters and on WEF’s Global Futures Council on Values, Ethics, and Innovation; currently he serves as a member of the GFC on Global Public Goods and as a Commissioner on the Lancet/FT Commission on ‘Governing health futures 2030: growing up in a digital world’. Ambassador Gill has a B Tech in electronics and electrical communications from Panjab University, Chandigarh and an Advanced Diploma in French History and Language from Geneva University. His PhD degree from King’s College London is on Nuclear Learning in Multilateral Forums.
Books and monographs
Nuclear Security Summits: A History, Palgrave Macmillan, Ist Edition, 2020.
- AI and International Security: The Long View, Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 33, Issue 2, Summer 2019, Cambridge University Press.
- Unconventional Partners: Australia-India Cooperation in Reducing Nuclear Dangers, Policy Brief, Lowy Institute, October 2009
- Reframing Nuclear De-Alert: Decreasing the operational readiness of U.S. and Russian arsenals, Report for the East West Institute, June 2009
- Taking the Path of Delegitimization to Nuclear Disarmament, April 2009, Working Paper published by the Centre for a New American Security (CNAS) as part of project Base Camp based on an initiative by Kissinger, Nunn and Perry.
Opinion pieces and Interviews
Op Eds and interviews published among others in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the Verge, the Times of India and the Hindu.