Katerina Sokou is a Research Fellow, who has been awarded the Research Fellowship on “Greek-American Relations” in memory of Theodore Couloumbis. She is the Washington DC correspondent for Greek daily newspaper Kathimerini, where she is also a columnist, focusing on transatlantic relations, foreign policy, and financial diplomacy. She is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center, a member of the advisory board at the Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism, and a board member at The Hellenic Initiative Canada

As a visiting scholar at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs (2017- 2018), she researched the US role in the Greek debt crisis and its impact on bilateral relations, presenting her research in universities across the U.S., Canada, and Greece. Before that, she was a member of the editorial board and a contributor at the Washington-based European Institute (2016-2017). She has organized and participated in public events, seminars, workshops and private strategy sessions, produced reports, and provided analysis for the Atlantic Council, DiaNEOsis, the Delphi Economic Forum, and ELIAMEP, among others.

Katerina majored in History (BA with First Class Honors, University of Ioannina) and holds postgraduate degrees in International Studies (MA, University of Warwick, UK) and in Journalism from Columbia University, where she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism (2012-2013).

She started her career as a financial reporter at To Vima newspaper, covering Greece and the Eurozone, and was International Financial News editor at Kathimerini during the global and then the Greek financial crises (2008-2012). She interviewed prominent economists and key policymakers, while providing commentary and analysis for international news media. Before she became Washington correspondent, she took an internship at the Washington Post. Katerina speaks Greek, English, French, and has studied German and Turkish.