Arvanitopoulos Constantine

PositionProfessorFieldInternational Relations Theory, Foreign Policy Analysis, Comparative PoliticsEmailc.arvanitopoulos [at] panteion.grPhone+30 210 9201847AddressΙ.DI.S. (Institute of International Relations)


Constantine Arvanitopoulos is Professor of International Relations. He is currently the Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and European Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He is graduate of Panteion University and holds an MA and PhD in International Relations from the School of International Service, American University, Washington DC.

He has been Lecturer on International Relations and Comparative Politics at the School of International Service at the American University (1987-89), Post-doctoral Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University (1990-92) and Assistant Professor of Government and European Politics at the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University (1992-95).

His research interests are in International Relations Theory, Political Theory, European Politics and US Foreign Policy Analysis. He has taught courses on theory and methodology of International Relations, European Politics, and Comparative Analysis.

He has published articles on the EU, the non-aligned movement, Greek-Turkish relations, the study of leadership and authoritarian regimes. He has written books on the transitions from authoritarianism to democracy, on transatlantic relations, on US foreign policy and a textbook on international relations. His latest book is entitled “The Transatlantic Partnership at a Crossroads: Renewal or Decoupling”.

Constantine Arvanitopoulos was Member of the Greek Parliament with New Democracy (2012-2014). On November 11, 2011 he was appointed Alternate Minister of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs in the coalition Government of Lucas Papademos. He served as Minister of Education, Religious Affairs, Civilization & Sports from June 2012 until June, 2014.

He was Director of the Political Office of the President of New Democracy from 2009 to 2011 and Director General of the Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy from 2000 to 2010. He was the spokesperson for the New Democracy Party during the national elections of September 2007. He was also Representative of the New Democracy Party (ND) to the National Council of Foreign Policy.

He has served as Member of the High Council of the European University Institute, Member of the Academic Council of the Centre for European Studies (CES), and Member of the Board of Directors of UNESCO-Greece.

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Selected Publications


  1. The Transatlantic Partnership at a Crossroads: Renewal or Decoupling, (Eurasia Publications, 2019).
  2. The Renewal of Vows: A New Transatlantic Chapter for Europe and America, (Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, 2019).
  3. European Social Liberalism, (Athens: Piotita, 2014) [in Greek].
  4. The Institutional Framework of American Foreign Policy Decision-Making, (Athens: Piotita, 2009) [in Greek]
  5. American Foreign Policy after the Cold War, (Athens: Piotita, 2000) [in Greek].
  6. International Relations: Continuity and Change, with D. Konstas, (Athens: Sideris, 1997) [in Greek].

Edited Volumes

  1. The Greek Junta and the International System: A Case Study of Southern European Dictatorships. Co-ed volume, (Routledge, 2020).
  2. Reforming Europe: The Role of Centre-Right. (Heidelberg: Springer, 2010).
  3. Turkey’s Accession to the European Union: An Unusual Candidacy. (Heidelberg: Springer, 2009).
  4. 30 Years of Greek Foreign Policy: 1974-2004. Co-ed with M. Koppa, (Athens: Livanis, 2005) [in Greek].
  5. New Perspectives on the Greek Revolution. Co-ed volume with Panagiotis Roilos, (Brill Publishers, forthcoming).
  6. Classic Thinkers of International Political Theory. Co-ed volume with Andreas Gofas and George Evangelopoulos, (Pedio Publishers, forthcoming).
  7. Forty Years from Greece’s Accession to the European Union. Co-ed volume with Marilena Koppa and Argyris Passas, (Pedio Publishers, forthcoming).