Dr. Sasha Havlicek
Founding CEO and Director, Strategic Dialogue Institute
As founding Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), Sasha Havlicek has been responsible for the strategic development of this London-based think tank heading up programmes, research and policy work in the fields of social cohesion and counter-radicalisation, European neighbourhood and Russia policy, cultural and media dialogue with Muslim communities and the Arab world.
She also oversees the Institute's Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme launched with Oxford University in 2007.
Sasha previously served as Senior Programme Director at the US think-tank, the EastWest Institute (EWI), where she developed a prominent portfolio of border management and cross-border conflict mitigation projects, setting up and running field operations across the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Russia. Sasha also served on a Task Force of the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe in the aftermath of the Balkan wars.