Dr. Najat Al-Saied is an independent researcher in political communication and development, focusing on the GCC region, American politics, and combatting terrorism. Her research areas include development communication focusing on health, education, and social development, mainly women’s empowerment. She has a Ph.D. in Media Studies from the University of Westminster, UK, and a Masters in Computer Information Systems from American University, Washington DC.
Dr. Al-Saied has worked as a researcher at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Abu Dhabi, and as Assistant Professor, College of Communication and Media Science, at the Zayed University, UAE. She has worked in the School of Media Arts and Design, University of Westminster, London, Islamic Development Bank Group, Jeddah, and Education Consultant & Middle East Partnership Initiative Participant at the US Consulate, Department of State, Jeddah (2006-2008). Dr. Al-Saied has published several articles in The Washington Post, Gatestone Institute, Gulf News, and Al Arabiya English.