Gudrun Monika Zagel is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public, International and European Union Law of the University of Salzburg, Austria. She holds law degrees from the University of Salzburg (Mag. iur., Dr. iur.) and the University of Texas School of Law (LL.M.), where she was a Fulbright Scholar. Her dissertation was on foreign investment regulation in Latin America („Auslandsinvestitionen in Lateinamerika: Völkerrechtliche und staatliche Regelungen zwischen Protektionismus und Neoliberalismus", Duncker&Humblot Berlin 1999).
She held positions as Professor for International Law and Human Rights at the University of the Federal Army Munich, as consultant at the Legal Office of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and as external expert for the Austrian government at the negotiations of the UN Convention against Corruption. She has also served as an arbitrator at the FDI Moot and is a member of the African Society of International Law.
Her research interests focus on international economic law (investment law, WTO law), human rights law, public international law and EU law (external relations in particular). Current research projects include investment treaty reform and non-economic concerns, and economic integration in Africa.