Dr. Sotiris Serbos is an Associate Professor in International Politics at Democritus University of Thrace, in Greece. Born in Thessaloniki, he graduated as full-scholarship student of Anatolia College. He studied International Relations at the University of Macedonia (BA), the London School of Economics & Political Science (MSc) and the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (PhD). Awards for academic excellence include scholarships from the State Scholarships Foundation (ΙΚΥ). He is the author of the book: «Turkey and the E.U.: The intertwining of domestic and international politics on Turkey’s European orientation (in Greek)». He has served as Scientific Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Planning of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic, as a special adviser in the Hellenic Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Economy & Finance and Macedonia – Thrace. His policy experience includes consulting memberships at Gerson Lehrman Group’s Policy & Economics Council. For the academic year 2014-2015, he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh’s EU Center of Excellence. Serbos’ research interests focus on transatlantic relations, European integration & foreign policy analysis and Turkish foreign policy.