Dr. Munqith Dagher conducted Iraq’s first-ever public opinion poll and since that time has been responsible for undertaking 1,500,000+ interviews for a range of agencies and topics. Munqith came up with idea of creating IIACSS back in 2003 while he was a Professor of Public Administration/ Strategic Management at Baghdad University. He has managed more than 800 public opinion and various market research projects. He has lectured widely and published several articles and books in different countries in the world. Due to his wide experience and intense research, Munqith become one of the most cited and referenced source in public opinion in Iraq and Arab world. In 2007 he expanded his research base by completing a program on the Principles of Marketing Research, at the University of Georgia, in the US, models.
On June 16th 2015, he awarded the Ginny Valentine Badge of Courage for Bravery in keeping research alive in multiple conflict zones from the Research Liberation Front.
In 2017 Munqith was nominated Regional Director MENA at the Board of Gallup International Association, in charge of Middle East and North Africa Region.
Munqith holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Baghdad, College of Administration and Economics and Master degree in war sciences. He was professor of public administration and strategic management in Baghdad, Basrah and National defense universities.