Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Organising Committee

Christos Kassimeris is Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at European University Cyprus and coordinator of the BA in European Politics, Law and Economics. Before joining European University Cyprus he was teaching European Integration Politics and International Relations of the Mediterranean for three years at the University of Reading. He has published several articles on international relations and sport and has authored and edited books and monographs in the same fields. He is also Visiting Research Fellow at the University of De Montfort and Honorary Member of the International Board of Scholars of the International Football Institute at the University of Central Lancashire.

Alexios Alecou is Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies of the University of London and teaches history at the Open University of Cyprus. His book 1948: The Greek Civil War and Cyprus was published in 2012. He has published several articles on contemporary history of Greece and Cyprus. Current work includes the study of the political role of Church in contemporary history as well as the history and transformation of political institutions in South European countries.

Giorgos Georgis is Associate Professor of Modern Greek History at the University of Cyprus. He studied at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens from where he also received his Ph.D. He was appointed Cultural Attaché to Athens between 1982-1994 and 1997-2000. He was the first director of the House of Cyprus in Athens (1987-1993, 1997-2000). From 1994 to 1997 he was Visiting Research Associate at King’s College London and a researcher at the Cyprus Research Centre. His interests include the political and diplomatic history of the Greek State, the history of the Cypriot national movement, the political history of the Republic of Cyprus (1959-1974), and the diplomat George Seferis.
He has been awarded the cross of the Order of the Phoenix of the Hellenic Republic and an honorary mention by the Rectorship of the University of Athens.
He is the author of 12 books and numerous contributions to collective works and periodicals.
He served as Ambassador of Cyprus to Greece with parallel accreditation to Romania, Bulgaria and Albania from 2005 to 2009.

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