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  • Digital Sovereignty
  • Policy making, Governance, and Democratic processes in the European Union
  • The EU as an international actor
  • Teaching and learning in the field of European Studies
  • ICTs, participation and public administration in international, EU, national, and local governance


Jamal is Programme Director and Associate Professor at the Brussels School of Governance (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Senior Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam, and Professorial Fellow at UNU-CRIS in Bruges. He holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Hull (2005). In Amsterdam, he lectures in the MA in European Studies, on the European Policy track, and he is affiliated to the ARTES and ACES research groups. At the VUB, he directs the EuroMaster programme, and lectures on EU policymaking as well as European Digital Sovereignty. At UNU-CRIS, Jamal heads up the Digital Governance cluster.

His research interests focus on digital sovereignty and related issues, specifically in a European (Union) context. He investigates how new forms of social and political organisation at the global level influence effectiveness and legitimacy of decision making. Jamal is particularly interested in the way in which the EU attempts to communicate its role in both domestic and international venues. He has also carried out research on how to optimise dialogue between disciplines to ensure relevant and useful research can help critique, design and improve policy.

Jamal can supervise PhD theses on topics of EU ICT policy both at the global and European levels.

Education/Academic qualification

Politics, PhD, University of Hull

Award Date: 1 Feb 2005

External positions

Cluster lead and Professorial Fellow, Digital Governance, United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies

1 Sep 2020 → …

Senior Lecturer Professor European Studies, University of Amsterdam

1 Sep 2010 → …


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