Efstathios T. Fakiolas
Short biographical note
He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He holds a M.A. in International Relations and Strategic Studies (Merit: 67%) from Lancaster University and a Master’s degree in International Politics and Security (Distinction: 9,83) from the Athens Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. He graduated summa cum laude (9,32) in International Studies from the Athens Panteion University. During his studies, he was granted several awards, among others, from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation, Onassis Foundation, NATO, MacArthur Foundation and DAAD. He has so far participated in an array of research projects. Prior to joining the Department, he occupied for ten years the positions of analyst and deputy manager in the Strategic Planning Department and then in the Strategic Planning, Analysis and Investor Relations Division at ATEbank (2002-2012). Also, he worked for almost two years in the Economic Analysis & Market Division at the Piraeus Bank Group.
He co-edited a collection in Greek on Greece’s Foreign Policy: Choices and Expectations in the 21st Century (Athens: Papazisis, 2020), and authored How a Small State Expands. Grand Strategy and Greece’s Territorial Expansion in the Balkans and Asia Minor (New York: Nova Science, 2012). In addition to several chapter contributions, he also authored or co-authored articles appeared in, among other places, East European Quarterly, European Foreign Affairs Review, European Security, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Journal of Slavic Military Studies, Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Mediterranean Quarterly, Korea Journal of Defense Analysis, Perspectives on European Politics and Society, Policy Futures in Education, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Strategic Analysis.
Committees: MA Program “Global Challenges and Analytics” (Director), Undergraduate Studies (Coordinator), Erasmus+ Studies & Placement (Member), Visiting Research Fellows (Member)
- two funded projects
Ph.D. Supervision (successful completion):
- Vasileios Balafas, Energy as a Power Factor in International Politics. The Encompassing Realism Approach, 2022
- five candidates