Asma Mhalla

Asma Mhalla is an expert in Tech Politics and BigTech Geopolitics, she is a lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, Columbia GC and Polytechnique where she teaches the political and geopolitical issues of data economy. She is also an associate expert for the European Research Executive Agency (REA), mandated by the European Commission to support the EU Research and Innovation policy. On an academic level, she works on the new forms of power between structuring platforms (Big Tech) and States, with a focus on the associated democratic and sovereignty issues. She also advises governments, public institutions in their tech strategy.
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Is Democracy Equipped for This? Renewing civic infrastructure in a time of populism and polycrisis
This moment is one of not a single major crisis, but of many. Indeed, some thinkers have come to call this time one of “polycrisis” (“a cluster of related global risks with compounding effects, such that the overall impact exceeds the sum of each part”) or “permacrisis” (“an extended period of instability and insecurity, especially one resulting from a series of catastrophic events”).