Department of Political Science


Dr Seebal Aboudounya

Seebal smiles into the camera
Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in International Development  
Room: 2.08, 36-38 Gordon Square
Email: s.aboudounya@ucl.ac.uk


I completed my PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to joining UCL, I was a Fellow at the LSE’s department of International Relations. I completed my Master’s degree in International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Here, I was awarded the prizes of Best Student Profile and Best Dissertation.

I received my undergraduate degree in International Politics from King’s College London. I was ranked the top student and awarded the prize of Best Overall Performance of the Year for all three years. I graduated from King’s with First Class Honours.

In 2022, I was awarded the African Women Award for being “an outstanding African Woman Achiever in International Relations”. 


My research interests and expertise include: international relations, international development, international institutions, the International Maritime Organization, deliberation/deliberative democracy, African affairs, diplomacy, international law, sport and diplomacy, shipping/maritime affairs and the United Nations. 


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I currently teach courses on International Public Policy and International Development.