Senior Research Fellow

Rebecca Pedi


Rebecca Pedi is an Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Department of Balkan Slavic and Oriental Studies, as well as two Master's degrees—one in Political Economy from the University of Sheffield (with honours), and a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, where she received a distinguished scholarship from the Cambridge European Trusts. She received her Phd from the Department of International and European Studies at the University of Macedonia. Her expertise lies in the fields of International Relations of Small States, International Relations of the EU, and International Relations in the Eastern Mediterranean. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed international journals and edited volumes by esteemed international publishing houses. Her research projects have been funded by national and international funding agencies, including the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation and the LSE-Hellenic Observatory-A.G. Leventis Foundation. Rebecca is the co-chair of the Small States in World Politics Section within the European International Studies Association, a position she has held since 2020. She has been invited to give lectures at the Swedish Defence University, Carleton University, Parliament of Luxembourg, among others, and she often cooperates with think tanks and policy-making communities. Rebecca was elected to the Board of the European International Studies Association in May 2023.