Jamal Shahin

Jamal Shahin

Co-director of the GREMLIN project at the United Nations University/Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam


Jamal Shahin is a Research Professor at the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam. In Amsterdam, he lectures on the BA and MA programmes in European Studies. His courses concern the governance of the contemporary EU and the importance of linking theory and practice to inform better research and policy. 

His research interests focus on: global internet governance, political participation in the European Union, EU governance, and the impact of the internet on policymaking. Jamal is keen to explore how new forms of social and political organisation at the global level influence effectiveness and legitimacy of decision making. Jamal is also very interested in the relationship between science and society, and has carried out research with colleagues at the IES on how to optimise dialogue between disciplines to ensure relevant and useful research can help critique, design and improve policy. He currently coordinates two major research projects:

1. the GREMLIN project on Global and Regional Multistakeholder Institutions, which is a joint project with the Centre for EU studies at the University of Ghent, supported by the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies in Bruges (2017-2022).

2. the PARENT project, which is supported by Innoviris and the JPI Urban Europe funding scheme (2016-2019).

Jamal is also a member of the NGI European Champions Panel.

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