Short biographical note
Professor Huliaras holds the Jean Monnet Chair on EU Relations with Less Developed Countries. He has published in leading international academic journals including African Affairs and the Journal of Modern African Studies but also in leading international fora for debate like Survival and Orbis. He has taught in seven universities outside his country of residence (Bosnia, Canada, Finland, Turkey and the United Kingdom) as well as in six Greek universities and five professional schools. His courses at both the undergraduate and post-graduate level have covered a large number of different sub-disciplines: from comparative politics to development studies and from African politics to foreign policy analysis. He also has a long record of advising government on public policy. He has advised the Greek Ministry of Home Affairs (1992-2006), the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2001-3) and the Greek Permanent Mission in the United Nations (2002-4). He has also served as an expert in NATO (Expert Working Group on Africa) (1997-2003) and the Human Security Network (2002-4). He has been the Principal Investigator in several projects financed by the European Council, the European Commission and the Government of Greece. He has participated in EU, UN and Greek government missiona in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Professor Huliaras is currently an elected member of the Governing Board of the University of Peloponnese. He has served as Head of the Department of Geography, Harokopion University of Athens. He was (2005-11) a member of the Academic Board of the Hellenic Center for European Studies and has served as member of the governing board of the Institute for Defense Analyses (2007-8). He has also worked as a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute of International Economic Relations (1994-2009). He was for three consecutive terms an elected member of the Governing Board (Vice President) of the Hellenic Political Science Association, the professional organization of Greek political scientists.