Loukas Tsoukalis was born in Athens. He studied economics and international relations at the University of Manchester, the College of Europe in Bruges, and the University of Oxford where he obtained his doctoral degree and taught for many years. He later became Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at the University of Athens and Eleftherios Venizelos Professor at the London School of Economics. Visiting Professor at the Kennedy School, Harvard University in 2016 and for many years visiting professor at the College of Europe. He has advised former presidents of the European Commission and the European Council.

He is now Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po), and Emeritus Professor of the University of Athens. He is also President of the Board of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP).

Author of many books published by Oxford University Press and translated into several languages. His new book Europe’s Coming of Age was published by Polity Press in the autumn of 2022.

Decorations: Commander of the Order of the Phoenix of the Hellenic Republic, the Légion d’honneur of the French Republic for his contribution to European integration, and the Crux de Oficial de la Orden del Mérito Civil of the Kingdom of Spain, the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Government of Japan, as well as many academic distinctions and awards.