Short biographical note
Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Peloponnese and Head of the Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS). He has also taught Middle East Politics and International Relations at the Department of International and European Studies of Panteion University, Athens. He obtained a BA in History at the University of Athens and an MA in Near and Middle East Area Studies at the School of Oriental and Africa n Studies, Universi ty of London. In 1991 he was awarded with the Scholarship of Alexander S. Onassis Foundation and, in 1994, he obtained a Doctorate in Modern History of the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies. From 1997, he served as Senior Middle Eas t Expert at the Greek Foreign Ministry. He was member of the Task Force for the Palestinian Refugees and Water Issues of the EU Special Represenative Amb. M. Moratinos and of the International Informal Group on the Status of Jerusalem. He has been one of t he main organisers of the Peace Inititiave «Athens Meetings» between Israelis and Palestinians in the period 1997 – 2000 as well as of the Middle East Regional Forum of Local and Regional Women Entrepreneurs, held in Athens, in June 2008. Sotiris Roussos was , in 2009, appointed Personal Envoy for the Mediterranean Partners of the President – in – Office of the OSCE. Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2012.