Haider Saeed is a Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, and the Deputy Editor in Chief of Siyasat Arabia, which is published by the ACRPS. Saeed also sits on the Academic Board of the Program on the Democratic Transition in the Arab Region. Saeed earned his PhD in Linguistics from Baghdad's Al Mustansiriya University, with a thesis titled "The Phenomenological Foundations of Arab Linguistics Theory: an Enquiry into the Origins". Saeed's writing focuses on intellectual history, critical theory and politics. Saeed has contributed to the "National Report on Human Development in Iraq" for the 2009 and 2014 editions. He is also the author of The Politics of the Symbol and the End to National Culture of Iraq (2009) and Literature and the Representation of the World (2002). In 2008, Saeed was the supervising author of a report on "The Status of Social Sciences in Iraqi Universities". He led a separate research team which completed a report on "Islamic Civil Society in Iraq", in 2010. Saeed also reviewed the 2002 Arabic translation of Edward Said, part of the Routledge Series on Critical Thinkers and written by Bill Ashcroft and Pal Ahluwalia.