FaceOf: Majed Al-Turki, Saudi academic and researcher

Dr. Majed Al-Turki
Updated 09 December 2018
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FaceOf: Majed Al-Turki, Saudi academic and researcher

  • Al-Turki obtained a Ph.D. in political science from Moscow University
  • Al-Turki has authored numerous books and research papers on politics, diplomacy, international relations

Dr. Majed Al-Turki is a Saudi academic and researcher and the director of the Center of Information and Arabian-Russian Studies based in Riyadh. 

Al-Turki is a member of the International Center for Youth Studies’ board of directors and a member of the Kazakhstan-based general secretariat of the Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.

He is also a member of the Saudi Association for Media and Communication. 

Al-Turki has authored numerous books and research papers on politics, diplomacy, international relations, and Islam in the Soviet Union countries. His works mainly focused on Russia and Saudi Arabia. He has also written on the Middle East. His works have been published in Arabic, Russian, and English.

Al-Turki obtained a Ph.D. in political science from Moscow University, a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh.

He also received an honorary professorship from the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University in Kazakhstan in 2008, and an honorary doctorate in political science from the University of Almaty in Kazakhstan in 2002. 

In 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin conferred Al-Turki with the “Order of Friendship.” Moreover, in 2011, he was awarded the honorary state medal by the Kazakhstan president in recognition of his efforts in the development of bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan. 

Dr. Majed Al-Turki, the director of the Center of Information and Arabian-Russian Studies, welcomed the recently issued royal decree to establish a new independent organization to address the quality of media reports affecting the image of the Kingdom.

During a discussion on the “Isbou’ Fi Sa’ah” program on the Saudi TV channel Rotana Khalijiyah, he said that the establishment of the media center shows that Saudi Arabia’s decision-makers are increasingly aware of the importance to the state of carrying out such research, but suggested that its performance should be monitored by an independent institution to ensure it fulfills its role.


GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

Updated 26 June 2019
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GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

RIYADH: The General Authority for Entertainment (GEA) launched its “Entertainment Pioneers” program, in partnership with the Initiatives Center at the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (Misk).

The program aims to prepare citizens, and especially fresh graduates, to work with the most renowned international companies in the field of entertainment, to gain experience, develop their skills in the field, and enable them to integrate this sector and contribute to its development and prosperity.

The program is part of GEA’s strategy to develop the sector of entertainment in accordance with the best international standards, and to provide it with qualified national competencies in this field, to meet the objectives of the Quality of Life program, a basic part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The first stage of the program will kick off in collaboration with a leading American entertainment company that employs 44,000 people worldwide, and that has a record of more than 30,000 entertainment programs and 100 festivals, with its sales surpassing of 500 million tickets per year.

In addition, various international companies are participating in the event, in order to train Saudis in the tasks of planning, organization and management of entertainment programs and projects.

As part of its plans to develop and increase the size of local content in the entertainment sector, GEA is launching several other initiatives to train Saudi cadres develop their skills, and to integrate the job market especially in small and medium enterprises in the field of entertainment.

For registration a webpage was set on the link: https://misk.org.sa/fellowship/services/live-nation/