Dr. Evangelos Ilias-Tembos, initially studied “History” at The American College of Greece, Deree College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History, “Political Science & Public Administration” at the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration of the School of Economics & Political Sciences of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, obtaining the respective undergraduate degree, and “Directing” at the Lycourgos Stavrakos Hellenic Cinema & Television School.

Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, he pertained postgraduate studies abroad, obtaining a Doctorate Degree in “Military History” from the University of York in Great Britain and two Postgraduate Degrees, one from the University of Birmingham, also in Great Britain in “International Studies-Defence”, and the second οne from Panteios University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of International and European Studies, specializing on “European Union and Developing Countries”, that was co-organized by the Second Jean Monnet European Seat of Panteios University of Social & Political Sciences and the Institute of International Relations (IDIS).

He is member of many Greek think-tanks and research centres  (ELIAMEP, ELΙSME-HEL.I.S.S-Hellenic Institute for Strategic Studies, CEMMIS-Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Institute of Democracy “Konstantinos Karamanlis”, etc) and abroad (IISS), and his research interests focus mainly on the bilateral Greek-Turkish relations, the Cyprus issue, the Balkan affairs and the EU Common Foreign & Security Policy (CFSP) and the Common [European] Security & Defence Policy (CSDP).

Since February 2012, he was the co-editor of ΕLIAMEP’s bimonthly English-language electronic newsletter titled ’Middle East Mediterranean’. Until  the end of 2013 he was responsible for the column “Ιnternational Institutions & Greece” of  ELIAMEP’s blog.

Αfter the outbreak of the Ukrainian crisis, he was responsible for ELIAMEP ‘s internet column titled “ELIAMEP joins the debate on the Ukrainian crisis”. Additionally, he was responsible for the ELIAMEP’s web page titled “Information on scholarships & grants on social sciences“.

He works as an Expert-First Counsellor οn ‘European Union & European Defence Policy’ at the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs & he is a Senior Research Fellow of ELIAMEP since 1996.

Since 2010, Dr. Ilias-Tembos, concurrently with his main occupation as a Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs’  official, works as a Senior Research Associate of the Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS) of the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Peloponnese and since 2000, as a Senior Research Fellow & Strategic Analyst of the Hellenic Institute for Strategic Studies (HEL.I.S.S.) in Athens.