I have been giving speeches on Latin America in Indian chambers of commerce, companies, think-tanks, Business Schools and academic institutions since 1997. I also speak about India and business with India in Latin America in Spanish and Portuguese. Occasionally I give motivational speeches. I have given around 200 speeches from 2004, when I started keeping a record. My speeches are always extempore. I have put over seventy speeches in YouTube since November 2007. Most of the speeches in the period 2007-12 are in Spanish made in Argentina during my posting there. The speeches after June 2012 are in English.
These are in my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/IndembassyAR/videos
Lecture at Christ College on “Latin American politics”, Bengaluru 15-16 February
Lecture at Shankar IAS Academy on “ International relations and India’s foreign policy”, Tiruvanandapuram 11 January 2019
Lecture at North Eastern Hill University Shillong on 14 December 2018
Lecture at Shankar IAS Academy, Bengaluru on 30 November 2018 on International Relations and India’s foreign policy
Talk at the Eximbank Seminar on Indo-Latin American trade 25 October 2018
Talk on " “From Coolies to Patrons and Partners: the Chinese paradigm shift in Latin America” at Goa University 3 October 2018
Lecture on Indian Foreign Service and Policy at the Shankar's IAS Academy, Chennai on 29 September 2018
Lecture on " Latin America in Indian foreign policy and global politics" at the Gujarat Central University on Monday 27 August.
talk at the CII meeting with Heads of Missions in Latin America at Hotel Meridian, New Delhi 3 July 2018
Talk on Indo-Latin American trade at the seminar organised by Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Buenos Aires on 7 June 2018
speech at the inaguration of the Honorary Consulate of Guatemala in Chennai on 18 April.
Participation in the CII panel discussion on Latin America at CII Hqrs Delhi 5 April
talk on " Latin America's amigovio: China, the friend with benefits " at the First Indian Forum on China at the International Centre Goa -15 December 2017
talk at the Goa University on " New Paradigm of Economic relationship between India and Latin America 13 December
talk on " Cuento Chino in the land of Magical Realism" at the Institute for Chinese Studies, Delhi 26 July 2017
lecture "Latin America in Indian foreign policy" at the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhi Nagar.-13 July 2017
talk on "Textile exports to Latin America" at the International Textile Fair, Ahmedabad - 1 July 2017
Motivational talk to civil service aspirants at the Shankar's IAS Academy Chennai on 30 April 2017
lecture to the 2017 batch of Indian Foreign Service at Delhi on 25 January 2017
Talk on Indo-Brazil economic relations at the Panel on Indo-Lusophone community organised by ORF and Carnegie India at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi- 7 January.
Chairing of the session and talk on Latin America at the CII Global SME Summit at Lalit Hotel, New Delhi on 22 November
Talk on " Cuento Chino in the land of Magical Realism - Chinese presence in Latin America" at the Chennai Centre for China Studies on 8 November
Lecture on " Business with Latin America" at the Amity University, Noida, 21 October
Talk in the conference"The dragon and the elephant meet the jaguars: China and India in Latin America" at Rio de Janeiro" on 6-7 October
Lecture on " Malgudi to Macondo" at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad on 28 September
Talk on opportunities for Indian pharmaceuticals in Latin America at Pharmexcil meeting in Hotel Taj Deccan, Hyderabad on 28 September
Talk on "India-Latin America: New Complementarities" at JNU on 2 September 1100 hrs
Lecture on Business with Latin America, IIM Trichy 6 August
Lecture on Business with Latin America, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, 28 July.
India's engagement with Latin America - at the Foreign Service Institute of India, New Delhi, 16 June.
Synergies between Indian and Latin American IT markets- at IndiaSoft show, Renaisaance Hotel, Mumbai, 4 March
Complementarities in Economic engagement with Latin America - at FICCI meeting with Latin American Ambassadors, 11 February, Diu
Latin American contribution to India's energy security - talk at the National Security Council, New Delhi - 24 November
speech at EPCH meeting on Latin America at Expo Mart, Greater Noida, 16 October
Address as chief guest at the Latin America conference of ACMA at Hotel Meridian, New Delhi on 15 October
chairing of session in the Latin America Conclave by CII at New Delhi on 9 October
Speeches at “Mexico-India: Comparative Law Systems and Cultures” - Seminar organised by the National University of Mexico ( UNAM) at Mexico City 5-6 October
5 october 0930 hrs
6 october 1000 hrs
Panelist at " US-Cuba rapproachment- global impact" at Habitat Centre Gulmohar Hall, New delhi 28 Sept 1900 hrs
Speech while chairing the CII Latin America seminar session at Hotel Hilton, Chennai on 27 August
video in youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hPFXDhOOsk
Lecture to foreign diplomats on " Latin America; promises and challenges" at the Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi 13 August
Speech at seminar on ' Changing profile of Indo-Latin American relations' at IIC New Delhi 1730 hrs 9 July
youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ68jStLiZk
Alangudi to Argentina - speech to Thanjavur Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Hotel Gnanam 22 June
youtube video of speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLKahAyZ1GY
Chairing of seminar on 'Pacific Alliance' orgainsed by Anantha Aspen centre at WWF auditorium, Lodhi Road, new delhi- on 26 May
Talk on "The New Latin America: What it Means for India" at the Jadavpur Association of International Relations (JAIR) Kolkatta 18 April 1400 hrs
summary of the talk in MEA website
youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3aiIp6CWrw
Talk on " India and Latin America" at Pondicherry University on 25 March 2015
summary of the talk in MEA website
Talk on Political and Economic trends in Latin America and the future of Indo- Latin American relations" at Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, 11 March 1100 hrs
summary of the speech http://mea.gov.in/distinguished-lectures-detail.htm?239
Talk on Latin American market for Indian handicrafts at Expo Mart Greater Noida 21 Februaryat 1600 hrs
Talk on "Latin American market for Indian IT business" as a panelist at the ESC Conference, New Delhi 13 February 1200 hrs
Talk on" India-Latin America" at the Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi - 5 February 1600 hrs
Talk on ' opportunities in Latin America for apparel exporters" at Tiruppur 22 January 2015
This is was organised by CII Tiruppur
Talk at the Gateway House, Mumbai on " India and Latin America: business outlook"- on 2 December 1230 hrs
Insight LIBA - 15 November 2014
The students of Loyola Institute of Business Administration organised this annual event at Hotel Hilton, Chennai. The topic of talk was " New frontiers in the changing busines landscape"
Speech at the session on Peru in the FICCI Latin America Investment Conclave, Lalit Hotel, New Delhi 17 October
Speech at the session on Argentina in the FICCI Latin America Investment Conclave, Lalit Hotel, New Delhi 16 October
Moderation of the Google Hang Out discussion organised by Gateway House on Latin American views on Indian elections- 23 April
Talk at the Agribusiness Conference of the University of Buenos Aires 7-9 April
Participation in Ditchley conference on "Brazil's place in the world" - Oxford, UK 10-12 April 2014
No photo or video taken
Speech at the FICCI meeting with the delegation from Santa Fe, Argentina - 20 february
Parisutha Nadar Memorial lecture at Gnanam Business School, Thanjavur 24 January 2014
Speeches in 2013
chairing of panel on chemicals and pharmaceuticals at the CII Latin America Conclave, Hotel Meridian, New Delhi, 10 December 2013.
Lecture on Economic Diplomacy at the Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi on 11 december 2013
Special address on " Latin America and bonding between cultures" to the Country Delivery Heads of Wipro at Bangalore 13 November
"Colombian perspectives of India- Latin America relations" - 30 October at IIC, NewDelhi
R. Viswanathan moderated the talk by Dr Soraya Caro and Juan Alfredo Pinto Ambassador of Colombia.
"From the labyrinth of solitude to the network of partnerships- Evolution of India's relations with Mexico and Latin America " talk at the Colegio de Mexico on 23 october in Mexico City
"How Mexico can fit in the globalisation strategy of Asian companies" talk by R. Viswanathan at the Mexico Business Summit at Gudalajara 22 October
" Latin America - people and politics " lecture on 14 October at the Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi.
"Latin America- a global player and growing market for Indian business"- talk on 17 September at the O P Jindal University, Haryana
Speech on Brazil at the Gateway House, Mumbai 3 september
Speech at the meeting with San Luis delegation organised by FICCI, 13 May
Remarks at the event with San Luis delegation organised by IIA, Noida on 11 May
Talk on " Latin America: Regional and global role" at the Foreign Service Insititute of India for foreign diplomats -9 May
oops.. no video or photo could be taken due to a bureaucratic mess up
" Opportunities for Souh Indian exporters in the New Latin America" - talk at CII Coimbatore 12 April
"Latin America as a new powerhouse in the global economy" - talk at the Growth Net conference in New Delhi on 12 March.
"The New paradigm and synergies in business with the New Latin America", talk at the CII seminar on Latin America at Bengaluru on 4 March
Speeches in 2012
Remarks on Bolivia at FIEO New Delhi, 8 December
Talk at the Aspen Institute India in New Delhi 28 August
topic " The journey of an innocent Indian through the seductive Latin America"
Speech at the Gateway House - 17 August at Mumbai
Title of the talk The Indian road to Latin America . Gateway House is the pioneer among Indian thinktanks to devote adequate space for Latin America with a full time research scholar.
Speech in YouTube
Speech at the CII Latin America seminar 17 July at Chennai
Speech in YouTube
Speech at the release of my book "Malgudi to Macondo" on 16 July at Chennai
Speech in YouTube
Speech during farewell party at the City Government Golden Hall - 16 May 2012
Speech in YouTube
Speech during farewell party in Buenos Aires - 10 May 2012
Speech in YouTube
Speech at the inauguration of the Course on Ayurveda in Buenos Aires - 11 April 2012
Speech in YouTube
Speeches in 2011
Speech at the Seminar ¨The New India and the New Latin America - complementarities and synergies¨- 5 December 2011
Speech in Youtube
Speech at the Gala of the IV Festival of India - 5 December 2011
Speech in Youtube
speech during the inauguration of Mercosoja 2011 conference in Rosario - 13 September
August 30 - Speech at ADE (Business Managers Association) (Speech in YouTube)
Ambassador Viswanathan and Argentine audience
June 30 - Speech at the International Police Symposium in Buenos Aires (Speech in YouTube)
June 21 -speech at the UTN (National Technological University) (Speech in YouTube)
Ambassador Viswanathan, Carlos Stella (T.C.S) and Cristian Arguello (Cognizant).
May 12 - speech at Rio Cuarto, Cordoba. (Speech in YouTube)
May 3 - speech during inauguration of Glenmark plant at Pilar (Speech in YouTube)
May 3 - speech at the Business Seminar in Buenos Aires during the visit of Minister of Commerce (Speech in YouTube)
May 2 - speech at the Business Seminar in Montevideo during the visit of Minister of Commerce J. Scindia (Speech in YouTube)
April 14 - speech at the Latin America Outsource summit in Montevideo (Speech in YouTube)
April 7 - Eenam Gambhir Farewell (Speech in YouTube).
March 9 - Screening of film Dhobi Ghat in Buenos Aires (Speech in YouTube)
March 6 - Reception at Pinamar (Speech in YouTube)
Speeches in 2010
November 4 – Speech at the Gala of the III Festival of India, Buenos Aires (Speech in YouTube)
September 30 - Inauguration of Workshop "Jobs, Training and Personal Growth with Indian Companies" at UADE University (Speech in YouTube)
September 29 - Speech at Fundacion Par - Hotel Sheraton Buenos Aires- (Speech in YouTube)
August 30 - Speech ¨India - Latin America business and opportunities for small and medium Indian companies¨ in Noida (India)
This was organised by by the Indian Industries Association at Hotel Fortune Inn Grazia sector 27 Noida (Speech in YouTube)
August 17 - Speech at University Women´s Club, Buenos Aires (speech in youtube)
August 5 - Speech at Sintesis Quimica event, Sheraton Libertador, Buenos Aires (speech in youtube)
July 5 - Speech at Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina (speech in youtube)
March 8 - Speech at Business Seminar in Asunción, Paraguay
Speeches in 2009
December 11 - Speech at the Textile Industry Seminar in Montevideo
November 22 - Seminar organised by Lañus National University, Buenos Aires (speech in youtube)
November 9 - Speech at the India Cup Golf Tournament at Jockey Club, Buenos Aires ( speech in Youtube)
November 5 - Speech at the Gala of the Second Festival of India, Buenos Aires ( speech in Youtube)
November 5 - Speech at the Inaguration of the Handicrafts Exihibition, Borges Cultural Centre, Buenos Aires ( in Youtube)
September 24- "Opportunities for business with India" seminar in Hotel Sheraton, Buenos Aires
September 15 - Inauguration of TCS new facility in Buenos Aires. Link to You Tube video
September 1 - Keynote address at the CII Seminar on Latin America at Chennai
August 6- Addresses the businessmen planning to go as part of the Presidential delegation in October 2009 to India
Venue: Belgrano Auditorium- Argentine Foreign Office
21 april- "Cuento indiano... no es cuento chino". Inauguration of Textile Exhibition at Hotel Sheraton Buenos Aires.
Speeches in 2008 --- Links to photos and Youtube
Venue: San Martin Palace - Argentine Foreign Office
25 june - Círculo de Armas
7 february - Inauguration of new Embassy Office
Speeches in 2007 - Links to photos and YouTube
13 december - India-Argentina Business meet in Buenos Aires
29 november - Interview on Ricardo Vanella´s TV Show, "Clase Ejecutiva"
27 november - American Chamber of Commerce, Córdoba on Indian IT Business
7 november - Argentine Chamber of Importers
25 october - Tourism Workshop at Marriot Hotel
6 july - Welcoming the argentinian Foreign Minister and Business Delagation at CII meeting at Hotel Taj Mahal, New Delhi
Speech in Spanish at the Tourism workshop in Hotel Marriot , Buenos Aires
Keynote speech at the seminar on latin america organised at GRT Grand Hotel by EEPC, SICCI and Indo-Lac Chamber
Farewell speech at the Confederation of Indian Industry Blog Report
Speech at the Launching of " BRICs Business Alliance" by Assocham, New Delhi
Talk on" Latin Americans - a sociological perspective" at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Inaugural address at the two-day seminar on " IBSA- human security challenges" at the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi
CII meeting with Trinidad and Tobago business delegation at Hotel Intercontinental, New Delhi
CII meeting with the El Salvador Foreign Minister and Business Delegation. Blog Report
CII meeting at Taj Mansingh Hotel, New Delhi on Latin America Conclave
CII meeting with Peruvian business delegation at their Hqrs
Speech at the CII event on Dominican Republic at their Hqrs
talk at the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata on " Business and Management culture of Latin America"
Speech at the latin America seminar organised by EEPC at hotel capitol, bangalore
Speech at http://www.rviswanathan.com/the Business meeting with Mexican delegation organised by CII at taj palace hotel, new delhi
31 August - talk about synergy in colour, mindset,core competence and aspirations of the people of IBSA ( India, Brasil South Africa) at the seminar organised by CII at Habitat Centre New Delhi
Welcoming the Argentinian Foreign Minister and the Business delegation at CII meeting at Hotel Taj mansingh New Delhi.
Coverage of the speech ( describing me as a Bromista ) in the Argentinian daily newspaper Clarin on 9 July 2006.
Speech at the India International Centre, NewDelhi on " Reemergence of Left in Latin America"
Speech at the Latin American Tour Operators Meet organised by the Ministry of Tourism - Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi
Speech at the meeting with Brazilian economists organised by CII - Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi
Speech and chairing of conference session on IT business opportunities in Latin America organised by the Electronics and Software export promotion Council - Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai
Speech at the inaguration of Indo Latin American Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chennai. On the right of the speaker is Dr Ravichandran, convenor of the chamber.
Speech on Latin American business culture in the context of multicultural challenges in global business environment - Amity International Business School, Noida
Speech on Dominican Republic - FICCI, New Delhi
Talk on Argentina and Mexico - Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi
Brief speech on Dominican Republic organised by CII - CII Headquarters, New Delhi
The one who is laughing at the joke is mr Eddy Martinez, IT minister of Dominican Republic
Brief speech on Venezuela organised by CII - Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi
Keynote address at the International annual Conference on Hispanic culture - Hyderabad
Speech at the International Management Institute on Brazil, while welcoming Dr Noronha
Brief speech on Panama organised by CII - Hotel Meridien, New Delhi
Brief speech on Mexico at FICCI during launching of Joint Business Council - FICCI, New Delhi
Brief speech on Brasil during meeting with Brasilian Business delegation and Governor of Sao Paulo - New Delhi
Talk on India - Latin America and Caribbean relations - Goa University. Governor of the state and industry Minister Luizinho are on the stage.
Talk on Business with Latin America at the Associated chamber of commerce and Industries - New Delhi
Speech at launching of the website, organised by CII and Eximbank in the presence of Minsiter of State for external affairs, with a salsa party and Cuban band "Waikiki" - F Bar, New Delhi
Talk on India- Latin America relations - Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi
Speech on Business with Latin America organised by EEPC - Hotel President, Jalandar
Speech on Business with Latin America at Seminar on Focus LAC organised by EEPC (Southern Region) - Hotel GRT Grand, Chennai
Speech on Latin America in the meeting with senior executive of Reliance - Mumbai. Mr Prasad, President , Petroleum business , Reliance is on the left of the speaker.
Speech on Economic Diplomacy, Valedictory Session of Engineering Consultants Association of India - Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Speech at the launching of the book" Business with Latin America" at the night club"Just my kind of place" Taj Palace, New Delhi, with a Salsa party. The event was cohosted by EximBank and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran and Minister of State for External Affairs Rao Inderjit Singh( with Shawl) are present.
Speech on Latin America organised by EEPC - ITC Sonal Bangla Hotel, Calcutta
Speech on Business with Latin America organised by Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Hotel GRT Grand, Chennai
Speech on Latin America organised by EEPC - Marhatta Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pune
Speech on Latin American Markets by EEPC on the occasion of Indo-LAC Business Meet - Hotel Meridian, New Delhi
Speech on Latin America organised by EEPC - Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi
Speech on Latin American Market organised by CII on the occasion of National Conference on exports - Taj Hotel, Hyderabad
Speech on Latin America - Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Bangalore