Theodora Valkanou

Theodora Valkanou

PhD Student

Theodora’s research interests lie in public international law, international economic law, and the interplay between international law and food security.  Her thesis explores the role and potential of international law to meet the challenge of food insecurity. During her PhD studies, Theodora has been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sydney Law School.

Prior to joining the University of Copenhagen, Theodora worked as a Research Associate to James Crawford AC, Judge of the International Court of Justice, and in private legal practice in London. Previously, Theodora has worked as a trainee at the European Commission (DG Trade) where she provided legal reseach during the negotiations of the European Union's free trade agreements. She has also worked as a researcher at Aarhus University, Leiden University and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Theodora has studied law at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (LLB) and Leiden University (LLM in Public International Law).

Theodora is admitted to practice law in Greece (Thessaloniki bar).

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