Dimitris Keridis, 1998

Dimitris Keridis, PhD

Dr. Keridis is an associate professor of international politics at Panteion University of Athens, the director of the Navarino Network (a public policy think-tank in Thessaloniki), a senior research associate at the Karamanlis Foundation, and the deputy director of the Institute of International Relations in Athens.

His latest book publications are entitled “The Historical Dictionary of Modern Greece” and “The US Foreign Policy and the Conservative Counterrevolution: Bush, Terrorism, Iraq and Islam.”

Dr. Keridis has served as the Constantine Karamanlis Associate Professor at The Fletcher School at Tufts University (2005-2007), the director of the Kokkalis Foundation in Athens (2000-2005), and director of the Kokkalis Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1997-2000). He has also served as an international relations advisor to the Greek Foreign Ministry, a columnist in various Athens dailies, a research associate at the U.S. Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, and a director of the annual Olympia Summer Academy in Conflict & Peace Studies.

Professor Keridis is a graduate of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Ph.D. 1998, MALD 1994) and holds a J.D. from the Law School of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1991).


  • The Foreign Policy of Nationalism: the case of Serbia (1987-1995) and Greece (1991-1995)

Fletcher Fields of Study

  • Security Studies, International Relations, Europe

Awards, Fellowships, Grants

  • Onassis Fellowship
  • NATO Fellowship
  • Leventis Scholarship
  • Gerondelis Scholarship
  • Greek State Scholarship
  • Grants from the Leventis, Canellopoulos foundations

Education before Fletcher

  • Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, J.D. (1991)

Experience before Fletcher

  • Associate Professor, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008-2012
  • Assistant Professor, University of Macedonia, 2001-2008
  • Director, Kokkalis Foundation, 2001-2005
  • Director, Kokkalis Program of Southeastern and East-Central Europe, John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University, 1996-2001


  • Greek
  • English
  • French
  • Some German
  • Turkish