Academic Council

Uday Bhaskar: Chairperson: Director, Society for Policy Studies; and President Association for Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), India. 
 

Alka Acharya, Member. Director , Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi.

 
Amit Kapoor, Member. Associate Professor, Stategic Management, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.
 
C Raja Mohan, Member. Director, Carnegie India, New Delhi.
 
Chinmaya R Gharekhan, Member: A distinguished member of the Indian Foreign Service who has served in Egypt, the Congo, Laos, Vietnam, former Yugoslavia and the United Nations.
 
D. Shyam Babu, Member: Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi; Also Chairperson, Forum for Middle Eastern Studies, New Delhi.
 
G. V. C. Naidu, Member: Professor at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, he was previously associated with the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.
 
Girijesh Pant, Member. Professor and Dean School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
 
Gulshan Dietl, Member: Visiting Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi and author of Saudi Arabia: People Politics and Policy (2007).
 
Ishrat Aziz, Member: A distinguished member of the Indian Foreign Service who has served as Ambassador to UAE, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Brazil.
 
Prakash C Jain, Member: Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and author of Non-Resident Indian Entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirate (2009).
 
Rajesh Rajagopalan, Member: Professor at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, he was earlier associated with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and the Observer Research Foundation, both at New Delhi, and National Security Council Secretariat, Government of India.
 
Sima Baidya, Member: Assistant Professor at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Taught earlier at Calcutta University and specializes on the Persian Gulf.
 
Sreeradha Datta, Member:  Director, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata.
 
P R Kumaraswamy, Member-Secretary: Honorary Director, MEI@ND, New Delhi.