Amandeep Singh Gill

Amandeep Singh Gill is the director of the International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative project at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Amandeep Singh Gill is the director of the International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative project at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. As an Indian foreign service officer, Amandeep served abroad in Tehran, Colombo and Geneva, and at Indian Foreign Service headquarters covering bilateral and multilateral issues related to political affairs, security, non-proliferation, technology, development and human rights. He was head of the Disarmament and International Security Affairs Division, Ministry of External Affairs, from 2013 to 2016, and India’s ambassador and permanent representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, from 2017 to 2018. In 2017, Amandeep helped set up the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence for India’s Economic Transformation and chaired the Group of Governmental Experts of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons on emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapon systems, which agreed on a set of guiding principles in 2018. As executive director, Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation, Amandeep helped the chairs, Melinda Gates and Jack Ma, deliver a path-breaking report in June 2019. Amandeep has a B.Tech. in electronics and electrical communications, Panjab University, Chandigarh; an advanced diploma in French history and language, Geneva University; and a Ph.D. in nuclear learning in multilateral forums, King’s College, London.