Dr. Sameena Hameed is Assistant Professor in the Gulf Studies Programme, Centre for West Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her areas of specialization include West Asian Economy and India’s economic relations with West Asia and Energy Security issues. She also prepares research papers and study reports for Public Diplomacy Division, Indian Ministry of External Affairs and other Government trade and commerce organizations like ASSOCHAM. She has been a member of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India-constituted Select Group on Gulf and West Asia. She was also the member of Indian team for ‘India –GCC Strategic Partnership’ jointly organized by Gulf Research Council Dubai and Public Diplomacy Division, MEA, New Delhi. In addition, she has been a member of the Indian delegation in the first, second, third and fourth proceedings of the Indo-Saudi Dialogue.