Archives du Tag : Advisory Board

Tobias SCHUMACHER, Chairholder of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, European Interdisciplinary Studies Department , College of Europe, Member of FEMISE Advisory Board

Since 1 July 2012 Prof. Dr. Tobias Schumacher is the holder of the Chair in European Neighbourhood Policy. He is also an Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Studies (CEI-IUL) at the University Institute of Lisbon.
He previously held positions at the University Institute of Lisbon, the Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission (EuroMeSCo), the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin, and the University of Mainz.

Prof. Dr. Schumacher earned his doctorate in Political Science at the University of Mainz in 2002 and was awarded several fellowships and grants, among others, by Harvard University, the University of Cambridge, the European Commission, the European University Institute, the Fondazione Monte Paschi dei Siena, and the Foundation of the German Economy. His article (co-authored with Raffaella Del Sarto) entitled ‘From Brussels with love: leverage, benchmarking, and the Action Plans with Jordan and Tunisia’, published in Democratization, Vol. 18 (4), 2011, pp. 932-955, won the scientific award for academic excellence of the University Institute of Lisbon.

He taught in many univeristies worldwide such as the European University Institute, the Dublin European Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Munich University, Université Hassan II Casablanca, Mainz University, and Ilia State University in Tbilisi. He is the author of some 90 books, book chapters, articles and policy papers on the European Neighbourhood Policy, Euro-Mediterranean relations, Middle East and North Africa politics, and Foreign Policy Analysis. He is the profiles editor of Mediterranean Politics, a member of the editorial board of Insight Turkey, and a regular contributor to the international media.

Prof. Dr. Schumacher, has co-edited and co-authored The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy (2018)

Raed SAFADI, Chief Economic Adviser at Dubai’s Department of Economic Development, Member of FEMISE Advisory Board

As the Chief Economic Adviser at Dubai’s Department of Economic Development, Dr. Safadi leads a team of experts entrusted with the implementation of Dubai’s Strategic Plan 2021, and promoting the diversification and sustainable growth of Dubai and its transformation into a knowledge-based economy.

Dr. Raed is a leading expert on development economics and has extensive experience advising governments on economic policy and management. He has published an extensive array of books and articles covering such areas as economic development, regional trading arrangements and the world trading system, tariffs and non-tariff barriers, special and differential treatment, trade and environment, services trade, and global value chains. His most recent publication “Inclusive Global Value Chains” focuses on making GVCs more inclusive by overcoming participation constrainsts for SMEs and facilitating access for low income developing countries. Dr. Raed has previously worked for the OECD, the World Bank, ESCWA and as a consultant for numerous governments, regional development banks and UN agencies.

Jean-Philippe PLATTEAU, Emeritus Professor of Economics at Université de Namur, Belgium, member of FEMISE Advisory Board

Jean-Philippe Platteau is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Université de Namur, Belgium. He is also a member and past director of the Centre for Research in the Economics of Development (CRED) at the same university.  He is a co-academic director of the Economic Development and Institutions (EDI) international research programme that is funded by the Department of International Relations (DFID) of the UK government. He has devoted his research career to studying the role of institutions in economic development and the processes of institutional change. He has recently written a book entitled « Islam Instrumentalized: Religion and Politics in Historical Perspective », published at Cambridge University Press (2017).