Assistant Professor in Strategy and IR, American University in the United Arab Emirates.
Post-Doctoral Researcher in the chair of strategic studies, University of Macedonia
October 2015 – Present
Fixed-Time Lecturer in the Hellenic National Defence College
(February – May 2015 and September 2015 – Present)
PhD in Strategy, University of Reading (Pass with Minor Corrections, 2014)
MSc in Strategy, University of Aberystwyth (Merit, 2010)
BA in International Relations, University of Panteion (2nd Upper Class, 2009)
Intern in the Centre for Russia and Eurasia, Institute of International Relations (2007-2009)
Publications in Greek and foreign academic journals (e.g. Journal of Small Wars and Insurgencies, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism)
Regular contributor to the magazine “Military History”.
Vassilis has completed successfully a postgraduate programme at Leiden University (MSc in Crisis & Security Management) in June 2018. He hold also a BSc in International & European Studies at the University of Piraeus, where he worked as an Assistant Researcher in both the BRICS special research center and in the Turkish and Eurasian Studies Workshop of the abovementioned University. He has been an intern at the Protocol department of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He attended one semester in Sabanci University of Istanbul, Turkey (Erasmus+ scholarship). He has also been awarded for his performance in simulations of the UN (MUN). His main research interests include Cyber Security, Global Security, Crisis Management, and Turkish Foreign Policy and Economy. In addition to Greek, he speaks English and French, and has a basic knowledge of Turkish.
Evangelos holds a BSc in Political Science & History from Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences in Greece. He also holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Manchester. His MA dissertation focused on several UN Peace Operations regarding the Protection of Civilians (POC) issues and how they have transformed since 1999. His area of interests includes issues such as International Terrorism, Security & Defence and Political issues. In 2010, he worked as an intern in the Hellenic Parliament. Since 2013, he joined a UK-based NGO, PEPAIDS, alleviating poverty and HIV/AIDS in Zambia, as a volunteer Researcher and Consultant developing several research papers, drafting a proposal to obtain funding for a new project and facilitated several meetings to monitor existing and develop new policies for the NGO. Recently, he joined the Security & Defence Analysis Institute’s (i-sda) Southeastern Europe Intelligence Unit as a Research Analyst on Defence & Security issues. He is currently working at ASPIDA Corp. as an Intelligence Analyst & Advisor on international Geopolitical & Maritime Security related issues. He speaks Greek, English, French and has basic knowledge of Russian.