Shada Islam

Shada Islam

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, NEW HORIZONS PROJECT

Shada Islam is a respected and well-known Brussels-based commentator on European Union affairs who now works independently as an advisor/analyst/strategist on questions related to Europe Africa Asia Geopolitics Trade and Inclusion.

Shada is a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe and a member of the European Policy Centre’s prestigious Strategic Council as well as a Senior Adviser at its Europe in the World programme. She is a founder member of the EU-Asia Centre and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Centre for Global Development. Shada worked for nine years as Director of Europe and Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, an influential independent think tank based in Brussels and now runs her own Brussels-based global strategy and advisory company, New Horizons Project.

In 2017, Shada was selected as one of the 20 most influential women in Brussels by the magazine Politico. She is also a Solvay Fellow at the Vrije University Brussel (VUB).

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Thursday 08 October

  • THE POST-PANDEMIC GLOBAL (DIS)ORDER - ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF POWER PLAYERS

    • Alena Kudzko
    • Bruno Maçães
    • Damon Wilson
    • Neelam Deo
    • Shada Islam

    At present there appear to be at least two competing global systems that threaten to split the world in two: the rules-based liberal order and the state-led capitalist model put forth by China. This split revealed itself in the lack of a coordinated global response to COVID-19. Rather than harness the power of international cooperation, nation-states have used the crisis to further their geopolitical ambitions causing a further divide among global powers. The distribution of global power and the way it is projected has long changed. Will the U.S. power continue to decline? How does China manifest its global ambition and how will it change the world? Can the EU develop a power centre that is distinct from both the U.S. and China? What role can other countries play?  What responsibilities come with global power?

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