Dr C. Sheela Reddy is Associate Professor of Socio-Political Development (Applied Social Science) at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. She holds MA, MPhil, and PhD degrees, and has 17 years of teaching and research experience to her credit. Her broad areas of interest include governance, public policy issues, and international relations. She has visited Sri Lanka, France, the UK, and Singapore on academic assignments, and has authored three books and written extensively on issues pertaining to governance, foreign direct investment, social security, and development. She is a member of several professional bodies, and has participated in, and presented papers at, a number of national and international seminars and conferences.