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”
He is currently a Teaching Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London, where he teaches International Security, General Diplomatic Studies and Diplomatic Practice at the MA level, and engages in MA Theses Supervision.
He is also the Project Coordinator for the Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP) Project and the President of the SOAS Pugwash Society. The SCRAP project, proposes General and Complete Disarmament as the goal of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation efforts, and works with International Organisations, Governments and Civil Society to advance this agenda.
He is also a Senior Researcher, and member of the Scientific Committee at the Center for International Strategic Analyses (KEDISA), and a Senior Consultant at Zander Woollcombe International. He was previously a Lead Researcher at Beacon Consulting Nigeria, where he specialised in Security Risk management and Intelligence consulting.
His research interests include: Strategic Culture, Conventional Arms Control, Nuclear Disarmament, SALW PSSM, Sub-Saharan Africa National Security Strategy, and Multilateral Disarmament Diplomacy. He has held lectures and engaged in high-level panel discussions in various diplomatic and academic arenas.
Dr. Eng. George D. Vardangalos earned his Electrical and Computer Engineering Diploma, PhD in Informatics and MBA degree from the National Technical University of Athens.
He has been a Research Associate and S/W developer in various European projects (ACTS, ESPRIT and IST) related to communications and informatics (1995-2000). Since 2001 he is mainly working as IT consultant and Technical Manager in various private companies for national and European development and research projects (IST- E-CONTENT, FP6, FP7, TACIS, EuropeAid) in the IT sector.
He is an evaluator of investment plans in different programs concerning the private sector for the Greek Ministry of Development and has evaluated numerous investment plans based on the ICT sector.
- Member of Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) since 1996 (Alternate Representative of Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) in Economic and Social Council (ESC) of Greece since April 2015)
- Member of the Pan-hellenic Union of Dipl. Mechanical/Electrical Engineers
- Member of the Greek Union of Computer and Telecommunications Engineers
- Founding Member of Hellenic Evaluation Society (Alternate Board Member)