Michael Karabalis, 2017, Greece

Karabalis What you hope to achieve through the MA program: Since The Fletcher School is focused on preparing practitioners in every aspect of international relations, I will have the opportunity to enhance my knowledge in familiar disciplines, like diplomatic history, and in others, where additional educational input would be more than welcome, like economics, culture and security. Another important element that Fletcher’s curriculum offers, is the interconnection between academic education, international reality and real world experience. In addition, the one-year duration of the program will allow me to improve my knowledge and skills without disconnecting me for too long from my working environment. Overall, I believe that the MA Program will have a positive impact on my performance as a public functionary, and, apart from the aspect of personal improvement, I will be an asset to my Service and my country.

Prior education:

  • University of Athens, Faculty of Law
  • Diplomatic Academy of the Hellenic Foreign Ministry

Prior experience:

  • Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic Office
  • Consulate General of Greece in Moscow
  • C4 Directorate (EU affairs) Justice, Home Affairs, Migration & Schengen
  • Embassy of Greece in Cuba
  • Embassy of Greece in Ethiopia
  • D3 Directorate for OSCE & Council of Europe
  • Office of the Security Coordinator of the Olympic Games in Athens
  • Permanent Delegation of Greece to the OSCE


  • Greek
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English