Evangelos Kofos is currently Special Adviser on Balkan affairs at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens and member of the Scientific Committee of KEMIT (Thessaloniki). In 1995, he was appointed Visiting Fellow on Greek Studies at Brasenose College, Oxford. Prior to this, he served for many years at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Special Consultant on Balkan Affairs with the rank of ambassador. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Birkbeck College, University of London, and an M.A. in International Relations from Georgetown University, Washington D.C. He is the author of a considerable number of books and essays on Greek and Balkan issues. Two of his books (Greece and the Eastern Crisis, 1875-1878, and The History of the Macedonian Question [in Greek],) have received Academy of Athens awards. In 1999 the President of the Hellenic Republic awarded him with the Golden Cross of the Order of Phoenix.