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Department of Political Science and Public Administration


Post: Professor

Section: International and European Studies

Expertise: International Institutions: Legal and Political aspects


Contact information

Office telephone: 210 368 8945

Electronic mail: edoussis[at]pspa.uoa[dot]gr

Office address: 6 Themistokleous Street, 4th floor, office 25

Office hours: 


Curriculum Vitae

Emmanuella Doussis is a professor of international institutions at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She lectures on international institutions, international and European environmental law and policies, the role of international law in addressing several crises, including the climate crisis, climate diplomacy, climate policies with a focus on Southeast Europe.

She has studied political science and law at the University of Athens and at the Sorbonne in Paris (Paris I). Her interest in environmental issues goes back to when she was a student in Paris. After a first Master in International Law, she completed a second one in Environmental Law. Since then, environmental issues and lately climate change policies and diplomacy have been at the center of her research interests.

She has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley, visiting professor at the Universities of Grenoble-Alpes, Bourgogne, Aix-Marseille and a visiting fellow at the European University Institute (EUI). Her most recent book concerns the role of international law and diplomacy in effectively managing climate change (International Law and Climate Change Diplomacy, Nomiki Vivliothiki, Athens, 2020).

She has coordinated European educational and research projects (Jean Monnet module on Moving the EU forward 2015-2018, Jean Monnet module on European Climate Diplomacy 2019-2022). She is a member of the IUCN World Environmental Law Committee, of the Scientific Council of the Centre for Mediterranean Integration, the scientific committee of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Greek National Committee for Adaptation on Climate Change. She has published alone or in collaboration with other authors ten books, and numerous articles in peer-review international journals. For her educational and research activities she has been awarded the 2021 Natural Resources International Legal Specialist Award from the Centre of International Sustainable Development Law.

Selected publications

  1. “The Implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement in Greece”, Evrigenis Yearbook of International and European Law, 2022, vol. 3, pp. 44-58.
  2. “Legal indicators as tools to assess the effectiveness of international rules related to the sustainable management of natural resources” (with Ilaria Espa), in S. Tsani and I. Overland (eds.), Handbook of Sustainable Politics and Economics of Natural Resources, Elgar, 2021, pp. 293-302.
  3. "Les zones économiques exclusives en Méditerranée : beaucoup de bruit pour rien?", in M.-P. Lafranchi et R. Mehdi (dir.), Actualités de la gouvernance internationale de la Mer Méditerranée, Pedone, Paris, 2021, pp. 43-52.
  4. L. Boisson de Chazournes, Emm. Doussis, G. Andreone, A. Zervaki (ed.), Enjeux et perspectives: Droit international, droit de la mer, droits de l'homme, Pedone, Paris, 2020.
  5. "L’épopée de la baie de Piran", Annuaire du droit de la mer 2018, tome XXIII, 2019, pp. 155- 178.
  6. “Does International Environmental Law Matter in Sustainable Development?”, Yearbook of International Environmental Law, 2017, pp. 1-13.


Detailed Curriculum Vitae