Samer Abdul Samad

Research and Professional Interests

Samer is a Syrian and Italian national who has lived in several Western European and Arab countries. This unique upbringing has driven him to develop a deep interest in global affairs and a nuanced understanding of different cultures.

Samer pursued his undergraduate degree in Business and Economics at the University of Bologna. Before attending SAIS, his most recent work experience included working for the Brookings Doha Energy Forum as well as business development assistant at Power and Light Center (PLC) in Qatar.

Now undertaking his second year of study at SAIS, Samer is working toward his M.A. in International Relations with a double concentration in Energy Resources and Environment and Middle East Studies. With an excellent academic record as a launching pad, Samer plans to utilize his experience at SAIS to pursue a career in the international energy business.


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