KU Leuven, Belgium

Karen De Vos

Karen De Vos is a PhD Researcher and Teaching AssistantĀ in public international law at the KU Leuven and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies. Ms. De Vos pursues a PhD on international cyber defense under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jan Wouters and Prof. Dr. Alexander Mattelaer. More specifically, her research focuses on the actions that non-injured States can take in support of a State that has been the victim of a cyber operation. Additionally, Ms. De Vos has published on a variety of different topics in international law. Her main fields of interest are cyber defense and security, the law on State responsibility, human rights law, and EU law. Ms. De Vos is part of the editorial board of EU Renew.

In addition to her role as lecturer for several courses at Bachelorā€™s and Masterā€™s level, she coaches the team representing theĀ KU LeuvenĀ for the John H Jackson WTO Moot Court Competition, supervises theses, and teaches tutorials on international law at KU Leuven. She is also a Visiting Teaching Assistant at the University of Hasselt.

Ms. De Vos holds a bilingual Bachelor (French/Dutch) and Master of law from the KU Leuven and UniversitĆ© Saint Louis, specializing in International, European and Public Law. During her Master’s, she participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, where she and her team became national champions.