Fahad Alsharif


Dr. Fahad L. Alghalib Alsharif received his Ph.D. in Political Economy from the University of Exeter, UK. His Dissertation, supervised by Professor Tim Niblock, was titled: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Undocumented Labour in Saudi Arabia: The case of Jeddah. In addition, he has a Ph.D. (A.B.D.) in Political Science from Southern Illinois University, US. His major fields were in International Studies, and Public Administration.  He received his M.Sc. in Administration specializing in Management from the Lindenwood University (Summa cum laude), and received his B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, US.   Prior to joining the KFCRIS in 2017, he worked as an independent consultant at various public and private agencies.  At present, his research interest’s covers:  Public policies, labor migration, and Saudi labor force. Received a research grant from the Saudi Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) and Harvard University, School of Government for a project entitled “Skill Development and Job Creation in Saudi Arabia: An Assessment of the King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP) in Light of the Saudi National Transformation Program. The project produced the following Briefs: Alsharif and Mughal (2018), “Thirteen Years of Outbound Student Mobility of Saudi Women and Vision 2030: Does Gender Matter?”, and “Outbound Student Mobility of Saudis and Government Sponsorship of Intensive English Language Studies Abroad.”

Published work: Fahad Alsharif (2019), “Empowering Women:  Educational programs and Reforms in a Diversified Economy.” KFCRIS, Riyadh. Fahad Alsharif (2018), “City of Dreams, Disappointments and Optimism: The Case of Nine African Undocumented Migrants Communities in the City of Jeddah.”  KFCRIS, Riyadh. Fahad Alsharif (2017), “Calculated Risks, Agonies, and Hopes: A Comparative Case Study of the Yemeni and Filipino Undocumented Migrant Communities in Jeddah,” in Philippe Fargues and Nasra Shah (ed.) Gulf Research Center, Cambridge. Joseph A. Kéchichian and Fahad Alsharif (book, expected 2019), “Sacred Duty versus Realistic Strategies:  Saudi Policies Towards Migrants and Refugees.”  Professional Membership includes: Saudi Arabian political science association, the American Political Science Association, and the British society for Middle Eastern Studies.


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