Confirmed Speakers

Professor Emmanouella Doussis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Emmanuella Doussis is a Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the UNESCO chairholder on Climate Diplomacy. She lectures, among others, on International Institutions, International and European Environmental Politics and Climate Diplomacy. She has studied political science and law  at the Universities of Athens and at the Sorbonne in Paris. Her interest in environmental issues goes back to when she was a student in Paris. After a first Master in International Law, she completed a second one in Environmental Law.

Since then, environmental issues have been at the center of her research interests. She has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Grenoble-Alpes, Bourgogne, Aix-Marseille and a visiting fellow at the European University Institute (EUI). Her most recent book concerns the role of international law in effectively managing climate change (International Law and Climate Change Diplomacy, Nomiki Vivliothiki, Athens, 2020). She is a member of the IUCN World Committee on Environmental Law. 


Professor Paul Chilton, University of Lancaster

Paul Chilton was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he obtained BA, MA and DPhil degrees. He taught in the French Department at the University of Warwick and was subsequently Professor of Linguistics at Aston University and Professor of Linguistics at the University of East Anglia. He is now Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Lancaster, He is visiting fellow in the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick, and associate member of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, University of Oxford. He has written articles in the field of Cognitive Linguistics and the book, Language, Space and Mind (CUP 2014).

He is also known for work in political discourse analysis and is author of Analysing Political Discourse: Theory and Practice (Routledge 2004). He is co-editor of Political Discourse in Transition in Europe 1989-91, ed. with Mikhail V. Ilyin and Jacob L. Mey (1998), Politics as Text and Talk: Analytic Approaches to Political Discourse, ed. with Christina Schäffner (2002), A New Research Agenda in Critical Discourse Analysis, ed. with Ruth Wodak (2005), With Monika Kopytowska he is co-editor of the multi-disciplinary volume, Religion, Language, and the Human Mind (OUP 2018). His latest book is, Brexitspeak: Populism, Demagoguery, and the Decline of Democracy (CUP forthcoming).


Michel Foucher, Foundation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme

Geographer and diplomat, he presently holds the chair of Applied Geopolitics at he College of World Studies (Paris). Dr Michel Foucher served as the French Ambassador to Latvia (2002-2006), special advisor to the French Foreign Minister (1997-2002), head of the Policy Planning Staff (1999-2002) and special envoy to the Balkans and the Caucasus (1999). He was then Ambassador at Large for European Issues (2007). He has been Director of Studies and Research and member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Higher National Defence Studies (Paris, Prime Minister’s Office) from 2010 to 2013. 

Member of the scientific board of the Centre for Higher European Studies (CHEE, at ENA, Paris), of the International Diplomatic Academy (Paris), of the Robert Schuman Foundation, former President of the Association of Internationalists. He was an expert in the African Union’s borders program under the auspices of the Commission of the African Union’s Peace and Conflict Prevention division (Addis Ababa, from 2007 to 2013). Last book : Arpenter le monde. Mémoires d’un géographe politique (2021).


Professor Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, University of Athens

Evanthis Hatzivassiliou was born in 1966. He graduated from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1987, and received his MA and his Ph.D. in International History from the London School of Economics in 1989 and 1992 respectively. He currently serves as Professor (Post-war History) and as head of the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens. He is a member of the Academic Committee of the Foundation of the Greek Parliament for Parliamentarianism and Democracy; the chairman of the Academic Council of the Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy; a Fellow of the Eleftherios Venizelos Foundation; and a member of the Greek-Turkish forum.

His recent publications include:Greece and the Cold War: Frontline State, 1952-1967 (London and New York: Routledge, 2006). Greek Liberalism: the Radical Trend, 1932-1979 (Athens: Patakis, 2010), In Greek. NATO and Western Perceptions of the Soviet Bloc: Alliance Analysis and Reporting, 1951-1969 (London: Routledge, 2014). The NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society, 1969-1975: Transatlantic Relations, the Cold War and the Environment (Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017).


Professor Juliane House, Hellenic American University

Juliane House received her first degree in English and Spanish translation and international law from Heidelberg University, Germany, her B.Ed., M.A. and Ph.D. in Language and Communication from the University of Toronto, Canada and honorary doctorates from the Universities Jyväskylä, Finland and Jaume I, Castellon, Spain. She is Professor Emerita of Applied Linguistics at Hamburg University and a founding member of the German Science Foundation’s Research Centre on Multilingualism, where she was Principal Investigator of several projects on translation and multilingual business communication. She also directed a project on multilingualism and multiculturalism in German universities funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, and she is a former President of the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS). At present, she is Director of the Ph.D. program in Language and Communication at Hellenic American University (Athens campus).

Her research interests include contrastive pragmatics, discourse analysis, politeness, English as a lingua franca, intercultural communication and translation. Her recent books include Translation Quality Assessment: Past and Present (Routledge, 2015); Translation as Communication Across Languages and Cultures (Routledge, 2016), Translation: The Basics. (Routledge, 2018). Cross-Cultural Pragmatics. (with D. Kadar, Cambridge University Press, 2021).


Professor Dimitris Kairidis, Panteion University

Dimitris Kairidis is a member of the Greek Parliament, representing Athens-North for the center-right party of New Democracy. Currently, he is the Vice Chairman of the Committee of European Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament and the head of the Greek parliamentary delegation to the Conference on the Future of Europe. He is a Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, of the Inter-Party Committee for the Development of Thrace where he coordinated the subcommittee on Economic Affairs and of the parliamentary Committee on Commerce and Production. 

By profession, he is a Professor of International Politics at Panteion University of Athens and he has taught at many universities in Greece and abroad, including Harvard and Tufts. He is the Founding Director of the Navarino Network, an innovative public-policy think-tank, in Thessaloniki, and he has been a regular TV/Radio political commentator. He has published extensively on international politics, including books on nationalism and ethnic conflict, US foreign policy and Greek-Turkish relations both in Greek and in English.


Professor Zohar Kampf, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Zohar Kampf is an Associate Professor of language and communication at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His main interest lies in the multifaceted ties between language, media and politics.

He is the author of 2 books and of more than 70 chapters and articles in leading communication, international relations and discourse journals. He is currently associate editor of Journal of Pragmatics.


Eirini Karamouzi, University of Sheffield, UK

Eirini Karamouzi is a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary History at the University of Sheffield. She is the author of Greece, the EEC and the Cold War, 1974–1979. The Second Enlargement (Palgrave, 2014) and co-editor of the volume Balkans in the Cold War (Palgrave, 2017).  

She is editor of Contemporary European history and Cold War History Journal. She has published extensively on the history of European integration, Cold War, Modern Greece and Southern European peace movements. Her current research focuses on the interaction of aviation, tourism and modernisation in the Cold War.


Professor Michał Krzyżanowski, Uppsala University, Sweden

Professor Michał Krzyżanowski holds the Chair in Media and Communication Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden where he is currently also Deputy Head & Associate Head for Research at Department (School) of Informatics and Media. He is among the leading international scholars working on critical discourse studies of communication, media and social change with special focus on politics and practices of discrimination, exclusion and social inequality. His research focuses on political discourse, digital & traditional media and journalism as well as on policy and organisational practices. 

Michał is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Language and Politics which - under his leadership since 2014 - has become one of the key international, interdisciplinary and critical fora for analysing discourse and communication in the processes of contemporary social and political change. He is also a co-editor of the book series Bloomsbury Advances in Critical Discourse Studies and sits on a number of editorial boards including of Critical Discourse Studies or Social Semiotics journals or such innovative book series as e.g. DATA Browser.


Arnaud Leconte 

Arnaud Leconte is Programme Director in charge of the Joint Master in Global Economic Governance and Public Affairs (GEGPA) and the Joint Master in EU Trade & Climate Diplomacy organised by the European Institute of CIFE together with the School of Government of the University LUISS Guido Carli.

He teaches about digital and sustainable economics and finance and works with different European (European Commission, Parliament, Council of Ministers) and international institutions (OECD, World Bank, UNFCC, UNCCD), think tanks, Foundation and NGOs in the governance of sustainable development. He holds a Ph.D in economics, an MBA from the University of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland), and Post-degree from the College of Europe in Bruges.


Professor Evangelos Livieratos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Professor Emeritus of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki AUTH (2015). Full Professor of Advanced Geodesy and Cartography, Faculty of Engineering AUTH (1979-2015). Docent, National Technical University of Athens, NTUA (1978). PhD University of Uppsala (1976), Dr Engineer NTUA (1974). Graduate in Surveying Engineering NTUA (1970). With international research and teaching activity in Cambridge MA, Uppsala, Munich, Stuttgart, Delft, Trieste, Bologna, Venice, Vienna. Bureau Member of the Higher Education and Research Committee of the Council of Europe (1998-2002).

Chair of the Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital of the International Cartographic Association (2006-2019) and since 2016 a member of the Advising Board on Geodesy of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. Founder and Editor of the international online journal 'e-Perimetron' (2006-). Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy (1999) and Honorary Fellow of the International Cartographic Association (2019).


Professor Christian Lequesne, Sciences Po, Paris 

Christian Lequesne is a professor at Sciences Po Paris and Visiting professor at the College of Europe. Mr. Lequesne is a regular visiting professor at the School of Government of LUISS University and the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna as well as head of the European research project EU-LISTCO at CERI. 

He is co-founder and co-editor of the European Review of International Studies, as well as a member of the international advisory board of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, the Journal of European Integration, Politics in Central Europe, and Politique européenne. For more info see:


Professor Leopoldo Nuti, Roma Tre University

Leopoldo Nuti (Siena, 1958) is Professor of History of International Relations at Roma Tre University and Co-Director of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project. From 2014 to 2018 he was President of the Italian Society of International History.

Among his most recent publications are, as an editor, The Euromissiles Crisis and the End of the Cold War (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015), and as an author “The Making of the Nuclear Order and the Historiography on the 1970s”, in The International History Review¸, vol. 40, no. 5 (2018), “Italy as a Hedging State? The Problematic Ratification of the Non-Proliferation Treaty”, in Joseph F. Pilat (ed.), Nuclear Latency and Hedging: Concepts, History and Issues (Washington, D.C.: Wilson Center Press, 2019), and “NATO’s Role in Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Arms Control: A (Critical) History”, Documenti IAI 21/03, January 2021.


Professor George Pagoulatos, Athens University of Economics and Business and Director of ELIAMEP

George Pagoulatos is Professor of European Politics and Economy at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. He is a member of the Board of Directors of ELIAMEP and the European Policy Centre (EPC) in Brussels. He was Senior Advisor and Director of Strategy at the PM Office under Prime Ministers Lucas Papademos and P. Pikrammenos in 2011-12. He has extensive experience in providing advice and analysis on the Greek and the Eurozone political economy.
Member of the High Council of the European University Institute in Florence (2010-13), and President of ECSA-Greece (2013-14), he is a regular columnist in the Sunday edition of the main centrist newspaper Kathimerini. His publications focus on the EMU and the EU, political economy of finance, political economy of reform. Pagoulatos holds degrees from the University of Athens (LLB) and the University of Oxford (MSc and DPhil), where he was a Rhodes Scholar.


Professor George Prevelakis, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Permanent Representative of Greece to OECD

George Prevelakis is Professor of Geopolitics at the Sorbonne (Paris 1) and an Associate Fellow at the SciencesPo Center of International Research (CERI) in Paris. He specializes in European, Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean Geopolitics, in Diasporas and in Physical Planning. After leaving Greece in 1984, he has occupied teaching and research positions in Paris, Baltimore, Boston and London. During the academic years 2003-2005 he served as the Constantine Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and Southeastern European Studies at the Fletcher School and during the period 2013-2015 as the Greek Ambassador at the OECD. He co-directs the academic journal Anatoli (Paris, CNRS Editions).

Among his books are: Qui sont les Grecs ? Une identité en crise, CNRS Editions, Paris, 2017, Who are we ? The Geopolitics of Greek identity, Economia, Athens, 2017, « Géopolitique des civilisations. Huntington, 20 ans après », Anatoli n° 4, CNRS Editions, 2013, « Pour une nouvelle Entente balkanique », Anatoli n°1, CNRS Editions, 2010, Géopolitique de la Grèce, Complexe, Brussels, 2005.


Professor Federico Romero, European University Institute

Federico Romero is Professor of History of Post-War European Cooperation and Integration at the Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, where he is coordinating the ERC project “Looking West: the European Socialist regimes facing pan-European cooperation and the European Community (PANEUR1970S)”. A specialist on 20th Century international and transnational history, he worked on various aspects of the Cold War and trans-Atlantic relations, particularly the Marshall Plan and post-war European reconstruction, migration and European integration, Italy’s place in Europe and the Atlantic world.

Among his main most recent publications: “Cold War Anti-Communism and the impact of Communism on the West”, in The Cambridge History of Communism, Vol. II, edited by Norman Naimark, Sophie Quinn-Judge and Silvio Pons (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), pp. 291-314 with Elisabetta Bini and Giuliano Garavini (eds.), Oil Shock: The 1973 Crisis and its Economic Legacy (London: I.B. Tauris, 2016) with Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol (eds), International Summitry and Global Governance: The Rise of the G-7 and the European Council, London: Routledge, 2014, “Cold War Historiography at the Crossroads”, in Cold War History, vol.14, no.4, November 2014, 685-703, DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2014.950249. 


Soti Triantafyllou, EHESS (École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)
Soti Triantafyllou (born in Athens, 1957) is a novelist, essayist and visiting professor. She is a historian of the US, specialized in the Cold War. She has studied Pharmacy (BSc) and French Literature (BA) in Athens and holds a PhD on American History and Civilization from École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. She has done research work at the Centre Koyré in Paris (History and Philosophy of Mathematics) and at the EHESS (Russian Studies). Soti has taught in Greek, French and US tertiary education institutions. She lives in Paris.