Past Chairholders

Professor Thanos M. Veremis

Professor VeremisDr. Veremis, who became the first Chairholder, is a professor of modern history at the University of Athens, Greece. He was educated at Boston University and the University of Oxford and has written extensively on Greek political history, Balkan reconstruction, and Southeastern Europe.

Professor George Prevelakis

Professor George PrevelakisDr. Prevelakis is a professor of human and regional geography at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, France. He was educated at Athens Technical University and Paris-Sorbonne and has written extensively on Greek geopolitics, the Hellenic Diaspora, and the Balkans.

Professor Dimitris Keridis

Professor Dimitris Keridis

Dr. Keridis is a professor of international politics at the University of Macedonia, Greece. He was educated at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and The Fletcher School and has written extensively on Greek foreign policy, Turkey, the Balkans, and European security.

Presentation: “Spreading Democracy East and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership”

Professor Kostas A. Lavdas

Dr. Kostas A. Lavdas is a professor of European politics at the University of Crete, Greece. He was educated at Panteion-Athens, the University of Manchester, L.S.E. and M.I.T. and has written extensively on Greek politics, EU politics and policy, and comparative political analysis.

Professor Alexandros Yannis

Professor Alexandros YannisProfessor Alexandros Yannis has extensive experience in multilateral diplomacy with the European Union and the United Nations; including working with the European Union Special Envoy to Somalia (1994-1997), the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in Kosovo (1999-2000) and in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva (2001).

Professor George Th. Mavrogordatos

Professor George Mavrogordatos

Dr. Mavrogordatos is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Athens, Greece. He was educated in Greece and the United States and was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award of the American Political Science Association (“for the best book published in the United States on government, politics or international affairs”) for his dissertation Stillborn Republic in 1984. An Adviser to the Opposition during the debate on the new Greek Constitution, 1975 he founded and edited (with N. P. Diamandouros)  Modern Greek Society: A Social Science Newsletter, 1973-1980. He was a  member of the National Council for Research and Technology in Greece between 2005-2008.