The 19th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture

28 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2020
Ms Subhasree Vijayaraghavan

The 19th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture will be delivered on 28th August 2020, 11 am (IST) onwards. His Excellency António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations will deliver the Memorial Lecture, and Dr S Jaishankar, Union Minister for External Affairs, will preside and deliver the Presidential Address. To join, RSVP at

Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture

The topics of the Presidential and the Memorial Lectures will be:

  • Dr S Jaishankar: "Towards Reformed Multilateralism"
  • H.E Antonio Guterres: "The Rise of Renewables: Shining a Light on A Sustainable Future"

The annual lecture series was initiated by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in 2002 in the memory of the institute's visionary founder and noted technocrat-industrialist, Darbari Seth. Under his guidance, TERI saw a meteoric rise and emerged as one of the leading knowledge institutions in the field of sustainability and climate change.

Many eminent luminaries and stalwarts from India and abroad, including N R Narayana Murthy, Sam Pitroda, Anand G Mahindra, Mukesh D Ambani, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Arvind Subramanian, and Fatih Birol, have delivered the lecture since its inception.