Coinciding with its Ninth Anniversary TRENDS Research and Advisory Launches its Scientific and Academic Council


TRENDS Research and Advisory announced the launch of its Scientific and Academic Council. The announcement coincides with TRENDS’ the ninth anniversary. The council is headed by Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali, CEO of TRENDS Research and Advisory. Its membership includes a group of distinguished academics, professional leaders and representatives of local and international research and academic institutions.

The Council provides advisory support and contributes strategic guidelines to improve the TRENDS Center's activities and programs. This would enhance its pioneering position and optimizes its research, scientific and training output, in line with the best international practices.

The Scientific and Academic Council is responsible for delivering sound advice on priorities and it opens new horizons for scientific research and academic studies. The council proposes the development of scientific research policies, methodologies of research and motivates researchers to create. The Council shall develop the general policy and strategic plans of TRENDS Center, in response to the changes and developments at the academic and scientific levels. The Council shall propose the relevant modalities to empower young researchers with scientific research tools, increase their contribution to scientific production and establish partnership and bilateral cooperation with peer National, regional and international institutions. The ultimate aim is to enhance cultural and practical relations and develop training programs in line with the requirements of the labor market.

Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali, CEO of TRENDS, stressed that the Council reflects the significance of scientific and professional partnerships in the development of research centers. Moreover, he expressed his hope that the Scientific and Academic Council support and encourage innovation. The Council is expected to present its strategic advice that steer TRENDS Center towards more excellence and leadership in research output.

Dr. Mohammed Al-Ali said that this step coincides with the ninth anniversary of TRENDS Research and Advisory. It is a paradigm shift in response to the development and continuous modernization efforts at TRENDS that enhance its ambitions and global vision of empowering youth as future leaders. He stressed the commitment to develop in order to deliver high quality research output, in line with the best international standards.


He explained that TRENDS has become a global research platform, thanks to the gracious efforts of those in charge of it and its employees. The Center is true bridge of communication that provides balanced research content that anticipates events and raises the quality of research and intellectual output. TRENDS diversity in research methods shall help achieve its objectives.

The Scientific and Academic Council of TRENDS is chaired by Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali, Founder and CEO of TRENDS Research and Advisory. Mr. Abdulhadi Al Hammadi, Director of the CEO's Office Sector, is the rapporteur, and the Council membership includes His Excellency Dr. Khalifa Mubarak Al Dhaheri, Chancellor of Mohamed bin Zayed University for Humanities,

Her Excellency Ambassador (Ret.) Marcel M. Wahba, former Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Arab Emirates, Honorary President of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSM). Dr. Fatima Saeed Al Shamsi, Deputy Executive Director for Administrative Affairs, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Professor Anthony Cordesman, Emeritus Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Other members  include Dr. Khadija Farhan Al Hamid, Director of Student Affairs at Rabdan Academy, Dr. Radwan Al Sayed, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at Mohamed Bin Zayed University, Professor Marc Tessier Co-Founder and Associate Principal Investigator of the Arab Barometer, and Professor Yossi Meckelberg, Professor of International Relations and Senior Advisor at Chatham House in the United Kingdom, Professor of International Relations at the University of Regents, and Mr. Hamad Al-Kaabi, Editor-in-Chief of Al-Ittihad newspaper.