Dr. Majed Al-Ansari currently serves as president of the Qatar International Academy for Security Studies (QIASS). He is also vice-chairman of the Qatar Press Center and a member of the board of trustees with the Strategic Studies Center at the Qatari Armed Forces.
Formerly he was a professor of Political Sociology at Qatar University and headed the Policy Department at the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI). He received his doctoral and master’s degrees in social change from the University of Manchester and wrote a thesis entitled, “A Minority of Citizens: The Effects of Religious, Social and Political Values on Trust in Expatriates in Qatar”.
Dr.Al-Ansari has appeared as a political analyst on several media outlets including Al Jazeera, BBC Arabic, Russia Today, Al Araby TV, and Qatar TV. He also writes a weekly column for the Qatari daily newspaper Al Sharq.
He previously served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Qatar as well as various civil society institutions. Dr. Al-Ansar’is research interests include public opinion surveys, social capital, political and religious values, charity work, and current affairs.