Dr Walid Alkhatib is a researcher at the Center for Strategic Studies currently heading the Public Opinion Polls and Survey’s Department.
He obtained his (PhD) in Political Statistics from the University of Kent-England and his Master’s degree in Statistics from the same University. He is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Jordan, the Philadelphia University and the Jordan Media Institute. His main research interests are elections and election systems, the democratization process in the Middle East, political reform in the Arab world, refuges studies, crisis management. In particular, he focuses on public opinion towards reform, public perception on current issues, democratization, political participation.
Dr Alkhatib taught Statistics during his PhD time, inclusive; statistics for psychology students, Linear Regression analysis, analyzing data using Minitab and SPSS. He also gave a training course to the Queen Rania office research team on analyzing data. In addition, he worked as a facilitator for the Crises Management initiative on the project, ‘Conflict Prevention in the Middle East’.