Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI)

This project is a multi-year partnership between Qatar University and the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Under the partnership, faculty and staff from the Institute for Social Research collaborate closely with Director Darwish Al-Emadi of Qatar University to establish, develop and grow the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) to be the preeminent social science research organization in Qatar and a leading contributor to social science research in the broader arena of the Arab Gulf. Working together, Qatar University and ISR ensure that SESRI will be able to carry out its activities in conformity with the highest international standards of research in the social sciences. The primary goal is for SESRI to regularly implement survey projects of excellent quality and make contributions to knowledge that are both scholarly and applied in character.


Project Website

Mark Tessler, Center for Political Studies (PI); David Howell, Center for Political Studies (Co-PI)

Qatar University

Project Period
September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2013