Hriday Sarma is enrolled on the Middle East Studies program at The Institute for National Security Studies. His extensive academic background has focused on international studies and international law and diplomacy. Hriday has most recently been working as the South Asia Coordinator for The Association for Conflict Resolution. Previously, he served as a Contributing Analyst for Silk Road Associates and as Special Correspondent for Global South Development Magazine. Whilst in Israel, Hriday would like to establish “Young Professionals of Israel-India Society,” an initiative which will create positive relations and promote understanding of socio-cultural, political and religious values amongst the people, who are young in mind, from the two countries.