Dr. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Bilkent University and a Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation of European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). He completed his undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Science, University of Athens, where he studied Law. In 2002 he obtained a Master of International Affairs (MIA) and an Advanced Certificate of Middle Eastern Studies from the School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University. In 2005, he successfully defended his PhD thesis in Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Ηe has worked as research associate at Columbia University and the University of Oxford. Between 2004 and 2009 he taught at Sabanci University, Isik University and the University of Athens. His research interests include European, Middle Eastern and energy politics, nationalism and democratisation. He speaks fluent Greek, English, German, Turkish, French, very good Russian, and good Arabic and Italian. His recent publications include Trials of Europeanization: Turkish Political Culture and the European Union, (London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), “Islam and Democratization in Turkey: Secularism and Trust in a Divided Society”, Democratization, Vol. 16, No. 6, December 2009, pp. 1194-1213 and “The Orthodox Church and Greek-Turkish Relations: Religion as Source of Rivalry or Conciliation?” in Jeffrey Haynes (ed.), Religion and Politics in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (London: Routledge, 2009), pp. 51-70. Many of his articles can be found at his personal blog .