Plamen Tonchev
author; blogger; senior researcher and head of the Asia unit, Institute of International Economic Relations Athens; founding member, European Think-tank Network on China

Plamen Tonchev holds an MA degree in international relations from the University of Athens, Greece. After a short stint at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in the 1990s, he has been a senior research and head of the Asia unit at the Athens-based Institute of International Economic Relations (IIER) since 1998.

In parallel, Plamen has worked extensively in the area of development aid as a project designer, manager and evaluator. Having been on more than 120 missions to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, he has acquired substantial experience in fields relating to governance and socio-economic development as well as environmental protection and climate change. Plamen is a founding member of the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC). In addition, Plamen is a member of the EU Chapter of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (EU CSCAP) committee.

Plamen has published books, monographs and peer-reviewed articles, and has given lectures at universities, think tanks and other institutions in a number of European and Asian countries. Last but not least, Plamen is a blogger and frequent commentator on European and international affairs.

RELATED SESSIONS

Monday 18 November, 19:00 Free Thinking Zone, Skoufa 64 Str & Grivaion, 10680 Athens
From youth councils to ‘school strike’: are kids taking over politics?