Len Ishmael

Affiliate Professor

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Len Ishmael is Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.

She is the former Ambassador of the Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Belgium and European Union, and past President of the seventy-nine-member African, Caribbean & Pacific (ACP) Committee of Ambassadors in Brussels. She is a former Director for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean; Director General for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, Alternate Governor for the World Bank and Director for the Foundation - Leadership for Environment & Development of the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City. She is a German Marshall Fund Fellow (GMF) and Distinguished Visiting Scholar, and a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South.

Dr. Ishmael was conferred a Doctoral Degree in Development Planning/ Development Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, in 1988 and Global Master of Arts from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in 2018. Her other degrees include a Master’s in Urban Planning from City University, New York City, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics & Geography from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Dr. Ishmael operates her practice from Brussels specializing in European affairs, the EU-ACP partnership, EU-Africa relations, EU-USA Trans-Atlantic relations, China in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, political and corporate diplomacy, and international development corporation. Her latest publication: Soft Power & Global Ambition: The Case of China’s Growing Reach in Europe was published by the Fletcher Forum’s World Affairs Vol.34:1 Winter 2019 print edition.

For the academic year 2021-2022

  • INT601 Globalization vs the Nation State
  • INT504 The New South Dynamics


Len Ishmael