Honorary members can be any individual capable of legal action, regardless of whether they fall under the conditions of registration, as long as they have a special and distinguished scientific or social contribution regarding the purposes of the Association. The announcement of an honorary member requires a decision of the BoD, on a proposal from three members. Article 5 S.
Honorary members of the Association have all the rights of full members, with the exception of the rights to vote, and to be elected in the bodies of the Association. They attend the meetings and the Assemblies, while expressing opinions and judgments without voting. Article 6 S.
The Honorary members of the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists are organized in the individual Classes of Honorary Members, which are distinguished in the Class of Sciences – Literature and Arts, in the Class of Diplomats – Military, in the Class of Distinguished Personalities and Citizens and in the Class of Politicians
Ambassador of Greece to the Council of Europe, for Sports, Tolerance and Fair Play and President of the Panhellenic Women’s Athletic Association “KALLIPATEIRA”.
Mrs. Katerina P. Panagopoulou was proclaimed an Honorary Member of the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists and was initially awarded the title of Goodwill Ambassador of the Organization, on Monday, November 28, 2016, during the Special Meeting of the EOP Board of Directors. Ε. and in accordance with the unanimous decision SD41 / 2016 of the Council.
At the next Special Meeting of the Board of Directors, she was awarded the highest honorary title of the Organization, that of Honorary President of the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists.
Mrs. Panagopoulou is a distinguished personality who with her constant activation promotes Greek values in Greece and Abroad.
Nicolaos Papadakis is a Professor at the Department of Political Science of the University of Crete and Deputy Director of the Center for Research and Studies (KEME-PK) of the University of Crete. He is the Director of the Center for Political Research & Documentation (KEPET) and former President of the Department of Political Science. He is also a member of the Board of the Training and Lifelong Learning Center of the University of Crete (KEDIVIM), as well as of the Market and Entrepreneurship Research Unit, and of the Research Committee of the University of Crete.
In addition, he is a Member of the ECPR Political Culture Research Network, the Higher Education Policy Network, the SD-Med Observation and the UCL Alumni Online Community (AOC). He collaborates with the Quality Assurance and Certification Body of Higher Education (DIPAE) of Cyprus, as a member of External Evaluation Committees. He is an external collaborator-researcher of the Institute (“Social Multicenter”) of ADEDY, collaborates research with KANEP / GSEE, while also collaborates with the ESRC-funded Research Center “LLAKES” of UCL-IoE. Until recently, he was an International Expert at the European Training Foundation / ETF (“Skills & VET Governance” project / 2015-2017).
He has served as Special Advisor to the European Commission (2011-2013). He was a member of the Education & Training Coordination Group (ETCG / 2006-2010) as well as the Standing Group on Indicators & Benchmarks (SGIB / 2007-2012) of the European Commission and a member (2008-2011) of the Advisory Board of UNDP / RCPAR (Regional Center for Public Administration Reform). The spring semester of acad. 2011-2012 was a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Faculty of Policy & Society at the University of London / IoE (now UCL-IoE). He has published 137 studies in English, French and Greek. He has also authored 10 books – monographs in Greek and English and has edited 10 other collective volumes (2 under publication).
He has made 171 papers at International and Greek Conferences, while he has been involved (either as a Scientific Officer, or as a Researcher-Scientific Associate) in 39 (mainly research) Programs in Greece and abroad.
Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics in the European Institute at LSE, where he is also Director of the Hellenic Observatory. He has held visiting positions at the University of Minnesota; New York University; Harvard University; and, the European University Institute (Firenze). Before LSE, he held academic posts at the Universities of Stirling and Bradford.
He was the first foreign member of the National Council for Research and Technology (ESET) in Greece, serving from 2010-2013. In 2013 he was made ‘Commander, Order of the Phoenix’ by the President of the Hellenic Republic and in 2021 has was bestowed the award of ‘Grand Commander, Order of the Phoenix’ of the Hellenic Republic. In 2014, the European Parliament selected one of his books (co-authored with Kenneth Dyson) as one of its ‘100 Books on Europe to Remember’. He has contributed regularly to international media on European and Greek politics.
Kevin Featherstone’s research falls within comparative politics, public policy, and political economy. His focus has been on the European Union and on contemporary Greece: both separately and in combination. He has been especially interested in the creation of Economic and Monetary Union and euro-zone governance; the politics of Europeanization; institutions and reform capacity in Greece; core executive politics in Greece; and, latterly, the discursive politics of euroscepticism in different national contexts.
Bridget Anderson is the Director of Migration Mobilities Bristol and Professor of Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship. Her post is split between the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law and the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Bridget has a DPhil in Sociology and previous training in Philosophy and Modern Languages. She is the author of Us and Them? The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Controls (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Doing the Dirty Work? The Global Politics of Domestic Labour (Zed Books, 2000). She co-edited Who Needs Migrant Workers? Labour Shortages, Immigration and Public Policy with Martin Ruhs (Oxford University Press, 2010 and 2012) The Social, Political and Historical Contours of Deportation with Matthew Gibney and Emanuela Paoletti (Springer, 2013), and Migration and Care Labour: Theory, Policy and Politics with Isabel Shutes (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
Bridget takes as her starting point that the ‘migrant’ and the ‘citizen’ and the differences between them are constructed in law and in social and political practice. Research also plays an important role in this, raising important ethical, epistemological and political questions. She is interested in the relation between migration, race, and nation, historically and in the contemporary world. She understands the mobility of people in the context of mobilities of goods, finance and ideas, mobilities whose speed and patterns are significantly changing in the face of technological developments. Her work explores the relations between migration, temporalities and future making claims, with a particular focus on precarity, labour market flexibilities and citizenship rights. She has pioneered an understanding of functions of immigration in essential economic sectors. Bridget has worked closely with migrants’ organisations, trades unions and legal practitioners at local, national and international levels.
Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and a Member of its Committee on Global Thought, which she chaired till 2015.
She is a student of cities, immigration, and states in the world economy, with inequality, gendering and digitization three key variables running though her work. Born in the Netherlands, she grew up in Argentina and Italy, studied in France, was raised in five languages, and began her professional life in the United States. She is the author of eight books and the editor or co-editor of three books. Together, her authored books are translated in over twenty languages.
She has received many awards and honors, among them multiple doctor honoris causa, the 2013 Principe de Asturias Prize in the Social Sciences, election to the Royal Academy of the Sciences of the Netherlands, and made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government.
Mr. Azemopoulos has studied law, Political Sciences and International and European Studies at University of Athens, with Master studies at LSE in London, at Sorbonne University in Paris and in Athens. He is a graduate of the National School of Public Administration and he was hired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992. He had immediately been called to serve in the diplomatic offices of the Minister of Foreign Affairs abroad (1992-1993) and the President of the Republic (1993-1995).
He has also served in Poland, Norway, the Council of the European Union, the offices of two EU Commissioners. and in key positions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was promoted to the rank of ambassador (Plenipotentiary Minister B) in February 2016.
He has been honored with the “Eagle of the Republic” of Poland and the Cross of the Commander of the Italian Republic. He is also a doctoral candidate in the Department of International and European Studies at University of Piraeus and speaks seven languages.
Athanasios Vozikis is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics of University of Piraeus, specialized in Health Economics and Information Systems. Holder of a Master’s Degree (M.Sc.) from the University of Athens in Health Informatics and a graduate of the Department of Public Administration of Panteion University.
He is the Director of the Laboratory of Health Economics and Management of the University of Piraeus and has served as Chairman of the Negotiation Committee of EOPYY. and as a member of the National Council of Public Health. He has participated in committees as an expert in Health Technology Evaluation, Negotiation and process redesign, business and strategic planning and systems development of the health sector, public organizations and private companies. He has also been a member of research teams in international, european and national projects and a member of committees for the implementation and evaluation of Information Society projects.
He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses and has published a large number of research papers and monographs in international and domestic journals and conference proceedings.
George L. Evangelopoulos is an Associate Professor in Political Philosophy and International Relations at Panteion University. He is also an Associate in International Affairs and Law at Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) and a member of the CHS Interdisciplinary Advisory Committee. He studied Law at the University of Athens and obtained a Master’s Degree in European Studies and a PhD in International Relations from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He has previously served as a Research Associate at the European Institute of LSE.
He was the founding director, editorial director and then a special contributor to the Greek edition of Quantum (a journal for the Natural Sciences and Mathematics). His solutions to mathematical competition problems have been published in Greek and foreign language mathematical journals. In the period 2007-2020 he worked as a scientific associate of the Presidency of the Republic.
His research interests focus on three areas: International Political Theory, Philosophy of Science and International Relations, as well as Foreign Policy Analysis. He has published seven books and authored over forty articles and chapters in books covering a wide range of topics, with an emphasis on issues of political philosophy and the philosophy of science.
Lieutenant General (I) Konstantinos Iatridis was born in Xylagani, (Komotini, Rhodope) in 1954. He graduated from the High School for Boys of Komotini, entered the Icarus School in 1973 after examinations and graduated from the Icarus School in 1977 as a Flying Squadron Commander. It has over 4000 hours of flight in F-4 Phantom Fighter Aircraft, and training T-2, T-37, T-6 and T-41, and many hours in interception of Turkish Aircraft in the Aegean.
Commanded Combat Wings, Air Force Combat Squadrons (Hellenic Airforce) and Large Formations. He served as Inspector General of Hellenic Airforce, Commander of the Icarus School, Director of Sector A of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and Commander of the Air Support Administration.
He served as an Air Force Attaché in Washington, DC. He also served as a spokeperson of General Staff of the Airforce.
He has been trained in the main operational and training schools of the H.A., in the Electronic Warfare School, in the Aviation War School, in the National Defense School, in the Staff Officer School (SOS) in America, and in the NATO Orientation School in Germany.
He has been post-trained and awarded Diplomas in Economics and Political Science, Public and International Relations by the Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of the Greek Economy and a Degree in Political, Social and Humanities Studies from the Training Center of Emporiki Bank of Greece. (ADAX).
He has been awarded an honorable mention for the zeal and interest he showed in addition to his duties in upgrading the relations of the SCHOOL OF NATIONAL DEFENSE (SETHA) with the respective Schools of Defense Abroad, as well as the possibility of wide information and communication with the respective information.
Member of the Supreme Airforce Council. Honorary President of the Association of Retired Airforce Officers. Member of the Hellenic Airforce Academy. President of the Cultural Association of «Xylaganiotes of Rodopi». Vice President of the Panthracian Federation of Southern Greece (PAONE). Member of the Defense Sector of New Democracy (ND).
PANAGIOTIS K. IOAKEIMIDIS
Emeritus Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at University of Athens until 2013. Studied Political Science, Economics and European and International Affairs at Panteion University, at University of Athens, at University of London (London School of Economics-LSE), at University of Manchester and at University of Amsterdam (Europa Institut). He served also a visiting professor at the School of National Defense and the School of National Security, as well as at the Center for Diplomatic Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He has participated in a large number of conferences on European Integration. As ambassador / expert of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he has participated in all important EU negotiations, including the Intergovernmental Conferences on the drafting of the Single European Act, the Maastricht Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on Amsterdam and the negotiations on the enlargement of the European Union. He was the representative of the Greek government at the Intergovernmental Conference for the drafting of the Treaty of Nice and deputy member of the European Convention for the elaboration of the European Constitution. Among others he has served: President and General Manager of the Hellenic Center for European Studies (EKEM), member of the Board of Directors of ELIAMEP, member of the Board of OPEC, etc.
He was born in Pelopio of Ancient Olympia in 1975. He graduated from the School of Dentistry of the University of Athens. He has completed postgraduate studies at the School of Dentistry of the University of Athens, as well as at the National School of Public Health.
In 2007 he was elected Member of Parliament for PA.SO.K. in the Prefecture of Ilia and is elected Secretary of the Presidium of the Parliament. He was a member of the Standing Committee on Social Affairs and the Special Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, a member of the Standing Committee on National Defense and Foreign Affairs, the Standing Committee on Public Administration, Public Order and Justice, the Special Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs and the Committee on Armaments Programs and Contracts.
In 2014 he takes over as President of OKANA. He was the Chairman of the Management Committee of the Michalineio Child Protection Center and the Piraeus Child Development Center.
In 2019 he is elected Member of Parliament with the Movement for Change. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the Standing Committee on Production and Trade and the Parliamentary Assembly of the South East European Cooperation Process (PROCESS-SEECP). He is in charge of KTE Development & Investment of the Movement for Change. He is a member of the Central Committee of the Movement for Change and the Political Council of PA.SO.K. He has been a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Western European Union (WEU).
Manos Karagiannis is Professor of International Relations at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies at the University of Macedonia and Reader in International Security at the Department of Defence Studies at King’s College London. He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from King’s College London and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hull, UK. He also received an MA in International Security from Reading University and a BA in European Studies from London South Bank University. In 2005-2006 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States.
He has been a Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford University (2019), London School of Economics (2016-2017), Princeton (2010) and Yale University (2008). He has also worked with the Modern War Institute at the US Military Academy West Point (2016-2017) in the USA. He has been teaching at the Transatlantic War College since 2006 and at the National Security School since 2010. In 2020-2021 he was advisor on geopolitics to High President George Horiates of the Greek-American organization AHEPA in Washington DC. Since April 2022, he has been an unpaid scientific advisor for International and Regional Security at the Foreign Policy Planning Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
George Katrougalos, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, is a constitutionalist, professor of public law at Democritus University of Thrace and Member of Parliament for SYRIZA. He studied Law in Athens and the Sorbonne.
He served as Deputy Foreign Minister in charge of European Affairs and International Economic Relations (2016-2019), Minister of Labor, Social Security & Social Solidarity, until November (2015-2016). He has also served as Deputy Minister of the Interior and Administrative Reconstruction (2015) and Member of European Parliament from May 2014 until January 2015.
He was the country’s representative in the Third Committee (Rights) of the General Assembly. of the UN (2000-2003) and member of the advisory committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the preparation of the Draft Constitution of the European Union. He participated as an expert-advisor to the Albanian Parliament during the process of drafting the Albanian Constitution (1998-1999), as well as as an expert in European Union missions in Uzbekistan, Armenia, Syria and the Balkans.
He has taught as a visiting professor or guest speaker at the University of Oxford, at Columbia University, at New York University, at Humboldt University, at London School of Economics, at Roskilde University, at New Delhi Law School, at University of Orleans and at postgraduate programs of many Greek Universities.
He is a member of the Board of the Union of Greek Constitutionalists and the International Union of Constitutional Law. He was a member of the Board of KETHEA, UNICEF, and a founding member of the Audit Committee for the public debt. He has authored many monographs and articles on constitutional, administrative, comparative law and social security law in scientific journals in Greece and abroad.
Olga Kefalogianni was born in Athens in 1975. She served as Minister of Tourism in the government with Mr. Antonis Samaras as Prime Minister, from June 2012 to January 2015. She was elected Member of Parliament for the Prefecture of Rethymno, Crete in the 2007 and 2009 elections.
Since 2012, he has been elected first in crosses of preference in electoral district A of Athens (May 26, 2012, January 25, 2015, July 7, 2019 (both in the June 2012 and September 2015 elections with a list).
She is a graduate of Law School of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, holds a Master’s degree from King’s College London University in Commercial Law & Business Law (LL.M) and from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University of Boston in International Relations (GMAP).
She has been working as a lawyer in Athens since 1999, while at the beginning of her career she worked in New York and in the Legal Service of the European Commission in Brussels. From 2004 to 2006 she was an associate of the then Prime Minister, Mr. Costas Karamanlis in legal matters.
She has written the book “The role of the European Union in the Cyprus issue”, which was published by Livani publications.
She is a member of the Standing Committee on National Defense and Foreign Affairs, the Standing Committee on Production and Trade, the Special Standing Committee on Institutions and Transparency, the Special Standing Committee on European Affairs and the Standing Committee on Armaments Programs and Contracts.
She is the head of the Greek Parliamentary Delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (I.P.U) and an honorary member of the I.C.C. Women Hellas (Hellas International Chamber of Commerce Women).
Giannis Kefalogiannis was born and raised in Rethymno, Crete.
He is a graduate of the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with a master degree in International Relations and Politics from Columbia University in New York.
He studied law at Harvard University, where he specialized in the bargaining technique for lawyers. He was a fellow of the John Nichoplas Foundation, a distinction awarded to the Greek with the best performance at Columbia University. He is a Lawyer, member of the Athens Law Association.
He began his professional career in the United Nations Security Council.
In 2012 and 2015 he was elected Member of Parliament for Rethymno with New Democracy. He was the youngest Member of Parliament for New Democracy in the 14th, 16th and 16th parliamentary term. During the same period he was elected and served as General Secretary of the Parliament. He was a member, among others, of the Standing Committee on National Defense and Foreign Affairs, of the Special Standing Committee on European Affairs of the Parliament, while he has been Vice-Chairman of the Committee of the Regions. Since 2019 he has been Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport.
He speaks English and German.
Panagiotis Liargovas is Professor at the University of Peloponnese and President of the Department of Economics. He studied Economics at the University of Athens and Clark University in Massachusetts (USA), from where he received his doctorate. He was a Fulbright Fellow of the American Foundation. He specialized in International Economics, Monetary Affairs and Economic Development.
He has conducted an internship at the European Commission (Brussels) and has worked as an evaluator in the respective EU Research Directorate. He has taught at various universities in Greece and abroad.
He has extensive academic, administrative and research experience, as well as a rich scientific work.
He also holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration.
He was the Coordinator of the State Budget Office from 2012 to 2018 in the Greek Parliament.
He is the Chairman of the Board and Scientific Director of the Center for Planning and Economic Research.
ANASTASIOS IOANNIS METAXAS
Emeritus Professor at the University of Athens, where he served until 2007. He studied Law and Political Science. Doctor of Political Science (1970 excellent), Doctor of Political Science (Doctorat d ‘Etat Mention: “tres bien et eloges”).
He has taught at the Universities of Aix-en-Provence II, Aix-Marseille III, Venice, Budapest and the Institute of Political Science (France). In 1982 he proposed the establishment of a separate department of Political Science at the University of Athens and was elected first President of the new department in 1982 (re-elected in 1984). Representative of the Council of Europe at the Permanent Conferences in Siena and Paris. Director of the “European Dictionary of Political Communication” and the series “Library of Political Communication” published by Ant. N. Sakkoulas.
He has been the Director of the Political Communication Laboratory of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens, Chairman of the Board. of ERT, the Hellenic Society of Political Science (twice) and Vice President of the UNESCO Information Committee.
Regular columnist of the newspaper To Vima (1977-1988), collaborator of the newspaper I Kathimerini (1996-1998), and since 2000 head of the column “On the subject” in the newspaper ‘The world of the Investor’.
For his work in “systems analysis” he was awarded the Prize of the Law School of Aix-en-Provence and the Gold Medal of the City of Provence.
† CONSTANTINOS MICHALOS
Constantinos Michalos (1960-2021) studied Economics and Political Science at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom, while pursuing a postgraduate degree in economics at the London School of Economics & Political Science.
Since March 2012, he is President of the Central Union of Chambers of Greece, and since 2006, President of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (a position he was re-elected in December 2011).
Since 1988 he is President and CEO of the industrial – export company SWAN SA. based in Kryoneri, Attica.
From 1993 to 2005 he was an elected member of the Board. of EVEA, in which, in the period 1998 – 2002, he held the position of Financial Supervisor.
In 2002 he was elected a member of the Board of the Arab-Greek Chamber of Commerce and in 2004 its Vice President, while in 2003 he was elected President of the Association of Businesses of North Attica.
In 2004 – 2005 he served as Special Adviser to the Ministry of Development.
In 2005 – 2006 he was General Secretary at the Ministry of Economy & Finance.
In 2007 he was elected a member of the Board of PPC.
In 2009 he was elected a member of the Board of Directors of OTE.
In 2012 he was elected a member of the Board of the company ASTIR PALACE SA and the Board of the company Athens International Airport SA.
Constantinos Michalos was married with four children.
Hailing from Thrace and Kefallinia, raised in Athens, holds a degree in Law and Political and Economic Sciences (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Dean, Fulbright Fellow, Master in Economics (Boston University) Doctor of Business Administration (Harvard Business School).
Economist at the United Nations Secretariat (New York 1966 – 1981), Deputy Governor of ETVA (1981-82), UN Under-Secretary-General (Coordinator of Special Economic Assistance Programs, Director of the Center against Apartheid, Department of Political Affairs, Personal Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and Pakistan and Coordinator of Humanitarian Aid 1982-1995).
President of the Acropolis New Museum Construction Organization (1995-2000), Vice President of the Maragopoulos Foundation for Human Rights (1997-present), Founding Member of the Governing Board of the Open University (1997-2004), National Representative at the Asia-Europe Foundation 1998-present), Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Africa and Developing Countries (1997-2004), President of the Hellenic-African Chamber since its inception, President of the European Business Council for Africa and the Mediterranean (2009-2010), President of the Research & Policy Strategy for Development ( INTERPOST). etc.
He has published dozens of articles and sections of books (Product life theory, Code of conduct for transnational corporations, The defeat of the winners, etc.) and has given countless speeches, interviews and seminars in the USA, Greece, Africa and Europe and has been honored by the President of the South. Africa with the Grand Companion Oliver Tambo-silver (2006).
In May 2009 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
PARASKEVI NASKOU PERRAKI
She was born and raised in Thessaloniki. She studied at the Law School of AUTh. She was awarded a Doctor of Public International Law from the Law School of Komotini (DUTH).
She served at the Law School of Komotini from December 1974 to March 1993, while from 1994 to 2014 she served at the University of Macedonia in the Department of International and European Studies, where she was Director of the UNESCO Chair of the University of Macedonia for Intercultural Studies. and the series “UNESCO Headquarters Publications”.
She was General Secretary of the Center for International and European Economic Law (1997-2007), visiting professor at the Law School of Capital University, Colombus, Ohio, USA (2001, 2009, 2011), taught at the Summer School of the Higher University held in Thessaloniki ( 1997-2005), at the National School of Judges, at the European Master’s on Human Rights and Democratization in Venice (2002), at the Postgraduate Institute of the World Trade Organization in Bern (2002, 2003) and at the International Institute for Human Rights in Strasbourg (2010).
She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Department of Law and History of Neophit Rilsky University in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria (2003). She was a member of the editorial board of the Hellenic Review of European Law (2004-2007) and is a member of the scientific committee of the Yearbook of the Law of Refugees and Foreigners (1998-).
In 2011 she was appointed an ad hoc Judge at the European Court of Human Rights. Since 2012 she has been participating in ECRAN for the creation of a master’s degree in child rights. She is a mother of two. She has published a series of books and scientific articles in Greek, French and English.
Born in Thessaloniki on August 10, 1956, he graduated from the American College “Anatolia”, in Thessaloniki. He is a graduate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Law, Economics and Political Science. In 1986 he graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens. He completed his military service as a Sergeant seconded to the Permanent Representation of Greece to NATO, Brussels, Belgium.
Embassy Attaché, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Athens (1986). Directorate of Political Relations with Asia & Oceania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Athens (1986-87). Promotion to Secretary of Embassy C ‘(1988). Directorate of International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Athens (1988-90). Permanent Representation of Greece to the UN, New York, seconded to the UN General Assembly (Sep-Dec 1989). Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU, Brussels, Belgium (1990-94). Promotion to Secretary of Embassy B ‘(1992). Deputy Head of the Embassy of Greece in Tehran, Iran (1994-96). Promotion to Embassy Secretary A ‘(1995). Consul of Greece in Vancouver, Canada (1996-99). Promotion to Embassy Counselor B ‘(1999). UN Secretary General at the Directorate of International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Athens (1999-01).
Head of the Greek Liaison Office in Pristina, Kosovo (Mar-May 2001). Promotion to Embassy Counselor A ‘(2001). Deputy Head of the Embassy of Greece in Lisbon, Portugal (2001-05). Permanent Representation of Greece to Geneva, seconded to the Annual Meeting of the Human Rights Committee (February-May 2005). Head of the Macedonian Department in the Directorate of Bilateral Relations with Southeast European Countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Athens (2005-08). Consul General in Cologne, Germany (2008-11). Consul General in Düsseldorf, Germany (2011-13). Promotion to Plenipotentiary Minister B ‘(2012). Ambassador of Greece to Slovakia (2013-16). Promotion to Plenipotentiary Minister A ‘(2015). Director of D2 Directorate of NATO and Euro-Atlantic Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens (2016).
He has received the honorary distinction, the Senior Brigadier of the Order of the Phoenix.
Professor at the Department of Economics of University of Piraeus, Doctor (Ph.D.) of the Department of Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh-Business School (Pennsylvania, USA), specializing in Business Strategy & Management Information Systems (Fellow of the Foundation ‘ ONASIS’ and the NATO Science & Research Fellowships Program). Graduate of the University of Piraeus (Department of Economics) and holds an MBA from the University of Scranton-Graduate School of Management (Pennsylvania, USA) specializing in Finance and Production Management.
During the years 1993-1998 he was a Professor at the Chair of Strategic Information Systems Planning at Syracuse University (New York, USA) while at the same time collaborating in research projects with the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, USA).
During the period 1989-1997 he was a consultant to companies and universities in North America such as: University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Executive Education, IBM-New York, Pittsburgh Plate Glass International-Fiberglass Division, Copperweld Co., Carrier Co. and Xerox Co. as a consultant for Strategic Information Systems Planning and Business Redesign and Weirton Steel. In the Greek market he has been the chairman of many IT systems development committees and special technical consultant in many projects of public organizations in matters of business and strategic planning and process redesign (BPR). He has provided consulting services to a large number of companies and organizations. He is an instructor of middle and senior executives of a large number of Greek and Multinational companies.
Since March 1999 he has been a professor at the University of Piraeus in the Department of Economics. In 2004 he founded the Postgraduate Program “Economic & Business Strategy”, where he remained its director until 2011.
For the period 2006-2009 and 2009-2011 he has been elected Vice President of the Department of Economics of the University of Piraeus. He is also a Visiting Professor in Business Administration Training Programs at Syracuse University-Leadership Institute, New York. He has published 13 books, a large number of research papers and monographs in international scientific journals and conference proceedings.
He was born in 1959 in Athens. He entered the Military School of Guards in 1978 and graduated in 1982 as a Second Lieutenant. He has served in armor units, as a trainer and commander of Medium Chariot Material, commander of Material of Reserve Officers (YEA) as well as in the Military School of Guards as an instructor. From 1998 to 2000 he commanded the 98th National Guard Tank Division (98 EARMETH) in Lesvos.
From 2000 to 2002 he served as a supporter of the Army of the President of the Hellenic Republic. He also served as chief of operations in the Greek Military Delegation at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
In the following years he served successively in the XXIII Armored Brigade in Alexandroupolis, in the 50th Motorized Infantry Brigade in Soufli, in the Directorate of Defense Planning and Planning of the General Staff of the Army and in the XXIII Armored Brigade of the 4th Brigade of the 1st Brigade Commander of the 95th Senior Command of the National Guard Battalions (2014 – 2015), Commander of the 3rd Army Corps / NRDC-GR (2016 – 2017).
By decision of KYSEA, on January 16, 2017, he took over the duties of Chief of the General Staff of the Army. On January 25, 2019, he was judged to have successfully completed his career, was promoted to the rank of General, while he was awarded the title of Honorary Chief of General Staff.
On July 9, 2019, he was sworn as a Deputy Minister of National Defence in the government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Vasileios Tellidis was demobilized with the rank of General and received the title of Honorary Chief of the General Staff of the Army. He has been awarded all the medals, medals and commemorations provided for his rank.
He was born in Kokkinochoma, Kavala, on September 29, 1958. He is married and has 2 sons. He graduated from the Military School of Guards, in the year 1980, as a Second Lieutenant. He attended the Basic Parachute Training School and all the planned Armor Officer Schools.
He also attended the Training School for Junior Armor Officers in Somerset, France (1985). He graduated from the Higher School of War (1994-1995) and from the Interdisciplinary College of Defense in France (2000-2001). He also graduated from the School of National Defense (2003-2004).
He served as: Chief of General Staff: 25 Feb 2015-22 Jan 2017, Commander of the 1st Army: Feb 2014 – Feb 2015, Inspector General of the Army: Mar 2013-Feb 2014, Commander ASDEN: Jul 2012-Mar 2013, NA Deputy Chief of General Staff: Nov 2011 -July 2012, Director of Division DG at GEETHA: Mar 2011-Nov 2011, Director of Defense Planning and Planning at GEETHA: May 2008-Mar 2011, Defense Attaché in Paris: Jul 2005-May 2008.
In addition, he was Commander of the Multinational Peace Support Operations Training Center (PEKEYE), 2004-2005, Commander of Armor Units as well as staff positions of Formations, Member of the Management Team of our country within the EU, 2001-2003, Member of the Military Delegation of our country in the WEU, Brussels, 1997-1998.
Dr. Panagiotis Tzionas is a Professor of Computer and Control Engineering at the Department of Production Engineering and Management, International Hellenic University, Greece. He has served as the Vice-Rector of Research of the International Hellenic University and as Rector, Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs and Vice-Rector of Research of the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece, in consecutive terms, since 2008.
Professor Panagiotis Tzionas holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, an M.Sc. in Digital Electronics from Kings College, University of London, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College, University of London. Additionally, he holds a B.Sc. in Teaching from Pedagogical Academy of Florina, Greece.
He has more than 30 years of experience in research and development programs in Greece and in Europe in the area of Intelligent systems, electronics and industrial systems engineering and more than 25 years of teaching experience in universities, both at undergraduate and post graduate level, on subjects such us, “Intelligent Systems”, “Hardware Architectures”, “Computational Sociology”, “Higher Education policies”.
He has published more than 110 articles in international refereed journals and in proceedings of international conferences, in the area of Very Large-Scale Integrated systems, Intelligent systems, industrial systems, higher education policies and has more than 800 citations to his work. Currently he serves as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Contemporary Education Theory and Research. He is a reviewer for several scientific journals and he has served as chair and member of the organizing committees for several international conferences.
Theodoros Chatzipantelis is a professor of Applied Statistics, director of the Laboratory of Applied Political Research. He graduated from the Mathematics Department of AUTh. in 1980 and his doctorate from the field of Statistics and Business Research of the same Department in 1984.
From 2006 to 2009 he was President of the Department of Political Science. From 2011 to 2015 he was chairman of the Governing Committee of the University of Western Macedonia. From 2013 to 2016 he served again as President of the Department of Political Science.
Since September 2016 he has been the President of the Postgraduate Program of Political Analysis, while since September 2018 he is the President and Director of the Interdepartmental Study Program “Governance-Regional Development” (Department of Economics and Department of Political Science).
From 2017 to 2020 he was the coordinator of the Thematic Unit DEO13 (Quantitative Methods) of the Hellenic Open University. He is President of the Research Center “Observatory for Democracy in the Balkans, the Black Sea and Southeastern Europe” (a partnership of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Ministry of Interior) and secretary of the Research Center for Social Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
He has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Thessaly and at the Hellenic Open University.
His research interests include experimental design, education in Statistics and Social Sciences, organization and analysis of opinion polls, political and electoral behavior, political management, electoral geography, electoral systems, and urban and regional planning and development. He was the coordinator of the Greek section of the C.C.S. (Comparative Candidates Survey) and the C.S.E.S. (Comparative Study Of Electoral Systems).
He represented Greece in the COST action entitled “The True European Voter: A Strategy For Analyzing the Prospects of European Electoral Democracy That Includes the West, the South and the East of the Continent” (TEV) (ISCH Action IS0806) adopted in November of 2008.