Eugenia Valais

Eugenia is a research, communications and publications assistant at ICCT. She holds a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Sciences Po (France), where she focused on International Law in her second year. During her time at Sciences Po, Eugenia visited Lebanon twice to carry out research on extremism. She also completed a Year Abroad in International Law at Leiden University, where she concentrated on Humanitarian Law and became familiar with the contentious definition of terrorism.

Prior to working for the ICCT, Eugenia worked at Rokas International Law Firm in Athens, Greece, where she briefed asylum and international arbitration cases for the legal team. She also spent a summer in Cairo, Egypt interning with Ahlan Arabic language school, in which she successfully completed a partnership project and headed communications. Moreover, she interned at &samhoud media in Amsterdam, where she designed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the role of education in CVE.

Eugenia is a certified volunteer with Amnesty International, Smile of a Child, and previous Board Member of Sciences Po Refugee Help in collaboration with the Red Cross, as well as volunteer with the Red Cross. Finally, she is a published freelance writer for both Sciences Po’s and Leiden University’s student newspapers.