Brussels, June 12 2015
ATA – Atlantic Treaty Association


Director of Strategic Studies and Evaluation, Office of His Majesty, Royal Hashemite Court, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Dr. Fares A. Braizat is Director of Strategic Studies and Evaluation at the Office of His Majesty, Royal Hashemite Court, Jordan. He is a leading analyst and survey expert on domestic and foreign affairs, with a particular focus on radicalism and terrorism in the Arab world. Dr. Braizat founded, headed, and coordinated a few international and regional research projects including the Arab Barometer, World Values Survey, Global Barometer, Public Opinion Program at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, and was Senior Fellow for the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC. He also served on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs at the United States Congress and taught at the University of Jordan, where he was Deputy Director of the Center for Strategic Studies. His recent publications include a book on “Islam, Muslims, And Liberal Democracy in the Middle East” (Lambert Publications 2010) and the paper “The Meanings of Democracy: What Arabs Think” (Journal of Democracy 2010).