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I have taught in Dutch, French and English at various universities. I bring a comparative and international perspective to all my teaching, and enjoy teaching across disciplines. My teaching philosophy is based on student-centred enquiry, and active learning strategies. I also have a multi-day workshop that I’ve delivered at various universities on “How to Win the PhD Game”, which has evolved through the feedback that I receive from participants.


  • Space Law and Governance; International Law; Lawyers Justice and Ethics; Australian National University 2020-2021
  • Masters Intensive in International Criminal Law, University of Adelaide, 2016 and 2019
  • Advanced Civil Law Obligations; Space Law; McGill Faculty of Law, 2017
  • Legal Research Design and Methods, University of Amsterdam, 2014
  • Criminal Law, University of Amsterdam, 2008-2014
  • Criminal Procedure, University of Amsterdam, 2009-2013
  • Comparative Criminal Law, University of Amsterdam, 2013
  • Legal Research Methods, University of Amsterdam, 2012
  • Introduction to International Humanitarian Law, University of Amsterdam, 2012
  • Conflict Resolution and Legal Sociology, University of Amsterdam, 2007
  • Law and Legal Processes, University of Amsterdam, 2006

Political Science

  • International Relations and Political Theory, McGill Department of Political Science, 2016
  • Law and Courts in Europe, McGill Department of Political Science, 2016

Selected Invited Presentations

  • Invited panelist, “Private Space”, Halifax International Security Forum, 19 November 2021
  • Invited speaker, UNIDIR Space Security Conference, 27 September 2021
  • Invited speaker, “Artemis Accords”, high level international panel, Space Court Foundation, 22 October 2020
  • Chair of World Space Week ANU panel on Space Situational Awareness, 15 October 2020
  • A New Framework for Proactive Space Deterrence, UNIDIR event for UN First and Fourth Committee Delegates, “Navigating Space: charting a Course for a Sustainable Space Environment”, New York, 28 October 2019
  • New Entrants in the Space Sector, Conference on the Future of Space Governance, Dean Rusk International Law Center, Georgia U.S.A. (remote presentation) 28 October 2019
  • The Risk of Legitimizing Space Warfare, Keynote Speaker, Space, War and Ethics Conference, International Society for Military Ethics, Colorado Springs, 29 June 2019
  • Proactive Space Deterrence, Prague Security Studies Institute 5th Space Security Conference, Prague, panelist, 11 June 2019  (video of panel available here)
  • Space Traffic Management, Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society, UNSW Canberra, panelist, 30 April 2019, (audio recording available here)
  • Military Space Operations and International Space Law, Women With Peace Fellowship for the Halifax International Security Forum, co-presenter with Lt. Cdr Heather Fogo, Canadian Judge Advocate General’s Office, Ottawa, 14 November 2018
  • Military Space Operations Roundtable, International Law Association’s International Law Weekend, Fordham Law School, panelist, 19 October 2018
  • Warfighting and Law in Outer Space, Penn Law Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law keynote event, moderator, 5 April 2018 (video of keynote event available here
  • The Application of International Humanitarian Law to Outer Space, Harvard International Law Journal Symposium “Frontiers of International Law’, panelist, 31 March 2018
  • “What’s Wrong with the Colonization of Outer Space? A Feminist Analysis of Space Law”, International Law Grrls 10th Anniversary Conference, Dean Rusk International Law Center, Athens USA, 2017
  • The Challenges of International Criminal Law as Dispute Resolution, Silk Road Institute of Comparative Law, Xi’an, China, 2016
  • 21st Century Governance of Outer Space, Canadian Space Summit, 2015
  • Avoiding Black Holes: International Humanitarian Law Applied To Conflicts In Outer Space, International Institute of Space Law Colloquium, Israel, 2015
  • International Law and Military Activities in Space, Secure World Foundation, Washington D.C., 2015 https://swfound.org/events/2015/international-law-and-military-activities-in-space