Of Bengal by birth, heart and conviction, BHASWATI MUKHERJEE has distinguished herself in multiple roles as a diplomat. Widely regarded as a foremost expert on European affairs, she has written a well-received book on Indo-EU relations. Bhaswati is also respected for her long association with the UN and its agencies culminating in her role as India’s Permanent Representative to UNESCO. Later, she was India’s Ambassador to The Netherlands. An authoritative commentator on foreign affairs, her public interface started young as the President of Miranda House College Union. She is also a trained vocalist.