Panayotis Tsakonas is Professor of International Relations, Security Studies and Foreign Policy Analysis at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens.
He studied political science, international relations and security studies at the Panteion University of Athens and Reading University, Great Britain.
He has been Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations, Athens (1993-96), post-doctoral Fellow at Harvard University (1998-99), NATO Research Fellow (1999-2000), Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Yale University (2003) and Academic Visitor at St Antony’s College, Oxford University (2015). He has also worked as Special Advisor at the Ministries of National Defense (1996-1998) and Foreign Affairs (1999-2003).
Professor Tsakonas has served as a member of the Academic/Scientific boards of various institutions in Greece and abroad and as President of the BoD of the Center for Security Studies/KE.ME.A (2016-2018).
He has taught for fifteen years at the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean and at various Universities and institutions in Greece, Turkey, Great Britain, Germany, the United States and Canada.
His monographs, books, articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, and contributions in edited volumes have been published in Greek, English, German, French and Italian. He has authored/co-authored and edited/co-edited ten books. His book: The Incomplete Breakthrough in Greek-Turkish Relations. Grasping Greece’s Socialization Strategy (Palgrave-Macmillan, New York, 2010) was nominated by the Modern Greek Studies Association for the “Edmund Keeley Book Prize”.