The New South: Engagement in a Multipolar World. Multialignment Not Fence Sitting
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Former Ambassador of the Eastern Caribbean States to Belgium and to the European Union; German Marshall Fund of the United States of America
Ambassador, Dr. Len Ishmael is a Senior Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Scholar of the German Marshall Fund of the United States of America and a Senior Fellow of the Policy Center for the New South. She is the Global Affairs Advisor of the Brussels Diplomatic Academy and Professor of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Mohammed 6 University, Morocco.
Ishmael was a Commissioner on the Lancet Commission on COVID-19's Regional Task Force for Latin America, the former Ambassador of the Eastern Caribbean States to Belgium and European Union and past President of the 79-member Africa, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) 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 New York based Foundation Leadership for Environment & Development of the Rockefeller Foundation. Ishmael is also The Fletcher School Tufts University GMAP Endowment Fellow and member of The Fletcher School Advisory Council.
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.
Ishmael is a speaker, author and editor of several publications and books on the subject of geopolitics, the global south, Africa-EU relations, China, and the trans-Atlantic relationship. Her most recent publication, of which she is editor and co-author, is entitled: Aftermath of War in Europe: The West VS the Global South?
, published by the PCNS in January 2023.