Majed Al Ansari is Assistant Professor of Political Sociology at Qatar University and the Manager of the Policy Department at the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI). He received his PhD and Master’s degree in Social Change from the University of Manchester. Al Ansari previously served at 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 various media outlets, including Al Jazeera, BBC Arabic, Russia Today, Al Araby TV, and Qatar TV. In addition, Al Ansari writes a weekly column for the Qatari daily Al Sharq.