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Professor Leila Choukroune

Theme Professor (Democratic Citizenship), Professor of International Law



I am presently a Professor of International Law as well as the Director of the University Research Thematic Area 'Democratic Citizenship'.

  • 2017 - 2013: Research Professor and Director of the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH) in New Delhi (INDIA). Branch of the The French National Centre for Research (CNRS) in South Asia.
  • 2013 - 2009:  Associate Professor, Law Faculty, Maastricht University (NETHERLANDS)
  • 2009 - 2006:  Assistant Professor, HEC Paris Business School, Law Department (FRANCE)
  • 2007 - 2003:  Lecturer in International Law, Institut d’Etude des Relations Internationales (ILERI) Paris (FRANCE)
  • 2006 - 2005:  Consultant, OECD Globalisation Directorship, Paris (FRANCE)
  • 2005 - 2003:  Lecturer in International Law, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Consultant for the Vice-President for International Relations (FRANCE)
  • 2003 - 2001:  Research Fellow, French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC), Hong Kong, (CHINA), a branch of the French National Research Centre (CNRS).
  • 2000 - 1999:  Consultant for Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne International Relations Office – Vice President’s Assistant for International Relations (FRANCE)
  • 1999: Doctorate in International Law (Summa Cum Laude – highest honour), University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne (FRANCE)

Research Interests

My research focuses on the interactions between international trade and investment law, human rights, development studies, jurisprudence and social theory. It is also applied to emerging countries, India, China and East Africa in particular. 

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