Dr. Majed Al-Ansari is President of Qatar International Academy for Security Studies (QIASS), Assistant professor of political science, vice-chairman of Qatar Press Center and board of trustees member with the Strategic Studies Center at the Qatari Armed Forces. He received his PhD and master’s degree 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”. Al Ansari previously served at Qatar University, the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various civil society institutions. His research interests include public opinion surveys, social capital, political and religious values, charity work and current affairs. He has contributed extensively as a political analyst on different media outlets including Al Jazeera, BBC Arabic, Russia Today, Al Araby TV and Qatar TV. In addition, Al Ansari writes weekly column for the Qatari daily, Al Sharq.