Loukas Tsoukalis was born in Athens. He studied economics and international relations at the University of Manchester, the College of Europe in Bruges, and the University of Oxford where he obtained his doctoral degree. He taught for many years at Oxford University (University Lecturer in International Relations and Fellow of St. Catherine’s College and St. Antony’s College). He later became Professor at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science as the first holder of the Eleftherios Venizelos Chair. He has taught in several universities in Europe and the United States. He has advised the former President of the European Commission and former President of the European Council.
He is presently Professor of European Integration at the University of Athens, President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), and Visiting Professor at King’s College London and the College of Europe in Bruges.
Author of many books including The New European Economy and What Kind of Europe? published by Oxford University Press and translated into several languages. His latest book In Defence of Europe: Can the European Project Be Saved? was published in 2016.
Commander of the Order of the Phoenix of the Hellenic Republic and Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur of the French Republic. He has received various academic distinctions and awards.