Senior Research Fellow

Panayiotis Tsakonas


Panagiotis Tsakonas is a professor of international relations, security studies and foreign policy analysis at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens, Director of the postgraduate program "International and European Governance and Politics", Director of the "Laboratory for the Study of Migration and Diaspora" and head of the "Foreign Policy and Security Program" at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). He was a Fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University (1998-99), a Research Fellow at NATO (1999-2000), a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Yale University (2003) and an Academic Visitor at St Antony's College, University of Oxford (2015). He worked as a Scientific Advisor at the Ministries of National Defense (1996-98) and Foreign Affairs (1999-2003) and was a member of the Administrative and Scientific Boards of various research and scientific bodies in Greece and abroad and President of the Center for Security Studies (KE.ME.A). He taught for fifteen years at the University of the Aegean and at various universities and research centers in Greece and abroad (Germany, Turkey, Great Britain, USA and Canada). His research and writing work concerns issues of regional security, international relations theory, Greek-Turkish relations, national security strategy and Greek foreign policy. He has written and/or edited twelve books in Greece and abroad. His articles in prestigious international scientific journals and contributions to collective volumes have been published in Greek, English, French, German and Italian. His book: The Incomplete Breakthrough in Greek-Turkish Relations. Grasping Greece's Socialization Strategy (Palgrave-Macmillan, New York, 2010) was nominated by the Modern Greek Studies Association for the "Edmund Keeley Book Prize". Prof. Panayiotis Tsakonas is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Studies for Politics and Democracy.