Sajad Jiyad is a fellow at Century International and director of the Shia Politics Working Group. An Iraqi political analyst based in Baghdad, he is the former managing director of the Al-Bayan Center, an Iraqi policy institute. He has also served as a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Sajad’s main focus is on public policy and governance in Iraq, and he also works on capacity building of public institutions and civil society organizations. He is frequently published and cited as an expert commentator. Sajad’s educational background is in economics, politics, and Islamic studies.