Len Ishmael

Affiliate Professor

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Len Ishmael is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.

Pr. Ishmael is the Global Affairs Advisor of the Brussels Diplomatic Academy and visiting Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussels. She is a Senior Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Scholar of the German Marshall Fund of the USA and a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South. She is a Commissioner on the Lancet Commission’s COVID-19 Regional Task Force for Latin America.

Pr. Ishmael is the former Ambassador of the Eastern Caribbean States to Belgium and the EU and past President of the 79-member African, Caribbean & Pacific Committee of Ambassadors in Brussels. She is a former Director of the Regional Headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean, Director General of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, Alternate Governor of the World Bank and Director of the Rockefeller’s Leadership for Environment & Development Foundation, New York. She is The Fletcher School Tufts University GMAP Endowment Fellow and member of the Advisory Council.

Pr. Ishmael’s publications include works on Geopolitics, Africa-EU relations, China, and the Trans-Atlantic relationship. Her academic credentials include a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School Tufts University, an MA in Urban Planning from the City University of New York and a BA, Economics and Geography from the University of the West Indies. She was honored by King Carlos with the Order of Merit of the Kingdom of Spain in March 2010 for her contributions to the Spanish- Caribbean relationship.

For the academic year 2022-2023

  • (INT601E) Globalization vs the Nation State
  • (INT504) The New South Dynamics


Len Ishmael