Professor of European and Comparative Politics and Director of the Department of International Relations at the Department of International, European and Regional Studies at Panteion University. He was born in Athens and studied in Greece, Britain and the USA. He has been, inter alia, a Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, Professor at the Chair of Greek and European Studies “Constantine Karamanlis” at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Boston Tufts University, Deputy Dean on Academic and Staff issues of the University of Crete, Professor and Visiting Professor at American and British Universities, lecturer at the National School of Public Administration (Athens), full member of the Board of Directors in many organizations, institutions and foundations (e.g. Center for Educational Research, Greek Center for European Studies, European Expression, etc.). He is the author of numerous books, articles in international journals (such as the European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Politics, etc.) and chapters in collective volumes in the fields of European politics, comparative foreign policy and applied political theory. He has coordinated and participated in a number of European and Greek research programs and has been a referee in leading scientific journals in political science and European studies (such as Political Studies, Governance, Journal of European Integration, European Journal of Political Theory, West European Politics, Ethnic and Racial Studies, etc.).