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Constantine Arvanitopoulos

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Professor of International Relations

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+30 210 9201847
Panteion University
136, Syggrou Avenue 176 71 Athens


Short Bio

Constantine Arvanitopoulos is Professor of International Relations. 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 on European Liberalism. He is currently writing a book on the Greco-Roman Origins of Republicanism.

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 has also served as Representative of the New Democracy Party (ND) to the National Council of Foreign Policy, 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


  • Social Liberalism: For a Greece of Freedom and Social Liberty, 2014 [in Greek]
  • The Institutional Framework of American Foreign Policy Decision-Making, 2009 [in Greek]
  • American Foreign Policy after the Cold War, 2000 [in Greek]
  • Euro-Atlantic Relations, with P. Ifestos, 1999 [in Greek]
  • International Relations: Trend and Transformation, with D. Konstas, 1997 [in Greek]

Edited Volumes

  • Reforming Europe: The Role of Centre-Right. (Heidelberg: Springer, 2010).
  • Turkey’s Accession to the European Union: An Unusual Candidacy. (Heidelberg: Springer, 2009).
  • Essays on International Politics, 2006 [in Greek]
  • Governance Challenges for the European Centre-Right, 2006 [in Greek]
  • 30 Years of Greek Foreign Policy: 1974-2004, co-edited with M. Kopa, 2005 [in Greek]
  • EU Integration and the Future of South Eastern Europe, co-edited with K. Botsiou and Bernhard Lamers (Athens: Sideris Publishers, 2003)
  • Democracy, Security and Economic Development in South Eastern Europe, (Athens: Sideris Publishers, 2003).