Konstantina E Botsiou
professor and director, Centre for Greek and International History, University of the Peloponnese; director, Modern History series, Papadopoulos Publishers

Konstantina E. Botsiou is associate professor of modern history and international politics and director of the Centre for Greek and International History (KEDIS) at the department of political science and international relations of the University of the Peloponnese. She graduated from the department of history-archaeology at the University of Athens and holds a PhD from the University of Tübingen.

She is visiting professor at the Hellenic National Defense College. For a decade she taught history at the University of Athens. Between 2012 and 2015 she served as vice rector at the University of the Peloponnese. She was general director and vice president at the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy. She received fellowships from Greek and international institutions (IKY, Erasmus, Stratis-Andreadis Foundation, US IVLP, DAAD, Bank of Greece a.o.). She was deputy director of the Jean Monnet Centre of the University of Athens, fellow of LSE IDEAS and academic director of the historical archives project of the Hellenic Police. She was a board member of the National Library of Greece, the Hellenic Parliament Foundation, the Wilfried Martens Centre a.o. Her publications focus on modern and contemporary history, European integration, cold war, Balkan history, Euro-Atlantic relations, political parties, defense and foreign policy.


Tuesday 19 November, 19:30 Hellenic American Union, Massalias 22, 10680, Athens
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