Kalpadakis Georgios

Georgios Kalpadakis

Biographical note


He was born in Athens in 1981.

Between 2011 and 2014 he lectured on diplomatic history, foreign policy and Southeast European studies at the departments of Law and Political Science of Democritus University of Thrace and in 2018-2019 at the department of Political Science at the University of Crete. In 2018 he was elected as Researcher C’ at the Modern Greek History Research Centre (KEINE) of the Academy of Athens.

He studied history, philosophy and social studies of science at University College London (B. Sc. Honours) and international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (M. Sc.). In 2009 he was awarded his Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens.

He has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge and Research Fellow of the Hellenic Centre for European Studies. He has been a member of the editorial board of the LSE’s Millennium as well as academic coordinator of the LSE organization “Oikos.”

His research interests focus on foreign policy, state-building and regional cooperation in Southeast Europe.


Publications (selection)


Foreign policy of Modern Greece. Civil society and the contribution of Ernest Gellner (Potamos 2018).

The Macedonian Issue, 1962-1995. From silence to popular diplomacy (Kastaniotis 2012). [2013 “George P. Economou” Award of the Academy of Athens).

«Civil society and non-state actors as factors which shape foreign policy», in Contributions to the science of law and international relations (Sakkoulas 2015), pp. 697-722.

«War and the scientific community» (with Sam Raphael and Daisy O’Reilly-Weinstock), στο An Element of Controversy: the Life of Chlorine in Science, Medicine, Technology and War, H. Chang και C. Jackson, eds. (British Society for the History of Science: Λονδίνο 2007), pp. 324-359.

«Europeanism and nationalist populism», (with D. A. Sotiropoulos), Hellenic Studies, Spring 2007, pp. 110-138.

«Civil society and the Europeanization of Greek foreign policy» (with D. A. Sotiropoulos), in International Relations, K. Ifantis and E. Hatzivasiliou, eds. (Papazisis 2008), pp. 822-846.

«2020 Strategy: priority axes under the prism of ‘soft power’», (with G. Kechagiaras and K. Voutsina), Foreign Affairs (Hellenic edition), foreignaffairs.gr 6.11.2013.

«Afterword: the ship of hope and its people», in Nelli Andrikopoulou, The voyage of Mataroa (Estia 2007).

«Arctic Diplomacy: A Critical Juncture for Nordic Cooperation», in Essays of Law and International Relations (Sakkoulas 2018), pp. 297-304.

«Aspects internationaux et géopolitiques de la crise financière chypriote», Recherches internationales, vol. 96, Aug. – Sep. 2013, pp. 107-121.

Bertrand Russell and Post-Civil War Greece (Colleagues’ editions 2012).

«Leften S. Stavrianos, 1913-2004», Journal of Southeast Europe and Black Sea Studies, τόμ. 5, αρ. 3, Σεπτ. 2005, σελ. 319-321.

«The process and preconditions for rationalizing foreign policy practice» (with G. Kechagiaras and K. Voutsina), Foreign Affairs (Hellenic edition), foreignaffairs.gr 6.11.2013.

«‘Stirring the Greek nation: political culture, irredentism and anti-Americanism in post-war Greece, 1945-1967,’ Review», Journal of Southeast Europe and Black Sea Studies, τόμ. 8, αρ. 3, Sept. 2008, pp. 299-303.

«‘Peace at any price: How the World Failed Kosovo’ – Review», Journal of Southeast Europe and Black Sea Studies, Vol. 7, αρ. 1, March 2007, pp. 180-184.


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