Kalpadakis Georgios

Georgios Kalpadakis
Senior Researcher

Biographical note


In 2018 he was elected Researcher in the field of Foreign Policy (GG/Γ64/29.1.19) and in 2023 he was appointed to the tenured post of Senior Researcher (GG/Γ/1944/28.7.23). His research interests focus on foreign policy, conflict studies and institution-building with a special focus on Greece and Southeast Europe. 


Between 2011 and 2018 he taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the Department of Law and the Department of Political Science at Democritus University of Thrace and at the Department of Political Science at the University of Crete, which included: Foreign Policy Analysis; International Relations; Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP); State Formation and Foreign Policy; Political Culture and Nationalism; US Politics and Policy; Nuclear Policy and Strategy; Law of Armed Conflict; Post-Soviet Russia; Diplomatic History; Geopolitics and Geostrategy of Southeast Europe.


In 2021-22 he was awarded a Fulbright Foundation grant to conduct research as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Centre for European Studies (CES) and in 2023-24 he held the Lewis-Gibson Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Greek Studies (CGS) of the University of Cambridge. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Centre of Development Studies (CDS) of the University of Cambridge and a Research Fellow of the Hellenic Center for European Studies (EKEM) of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).


He is a Member of the Editorial Boards of the Scandinavian Journal of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies and the European Journal of History and Culture. In the past, he was a Member of the Editorial Board of Millennium: Journal of International Studies


He holds a B.Sc. (Honours) from the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (HPS) of University College London (UCL), a M.Sc. from the Faculty of Economics (International Relations) of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Ph.D. with Distinction from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens (2009). 



Selected publications 



  • «Critical and Comparative Reappraisals of the Greek Revolution», European History Quarterly, 54 (1), Jan. 2024. 
  • Asserting ontological security vis-à-vis core shelters: human rights and the Euro-crisis, Harvard CES Open Forum Series, v. 50, July 2022, 60 pp. 
  • The Balkan Confederation of Ioannis Kapodistrias (SOV 2023).
  • The Cyprus dispute 1954-1974. Judicious integration and the perennial dilligianism. (Papazisis 2020; 2nd ed. 2022; 3rd ed. 2024). 
  • «Ahead of the five-party meeting: Convergences and bridgeable differences towards the reunification of Cyprus» (with N. Trimikliniotis), Policy Paper, no. 66, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, April 2021. 
  • 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, Repr. 2014, 2017, 2023). [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), in An Element of Controversy: the Life of Chlorine in Science, Medicine, Technology and War, H. Chang and C. Jackson, eds. (British Society for the History of Science: Λονδίνο 2007), pp. 324-359. 
  • «Europeanism and nationalist populism. The Europeanization of Greek Civil Society and Foreign Policy» (with D. A. Sotiropoulos), Hellenic Studies, Spring 2007, pp. 110-138. 
  • «2020 Strategy: priority axes under the prism of ‘soft power’» (with G. Kechagiaras and K. Voutsina), Foreign Affairs (Hellenic edition), November 2013. 
  • «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. 
  • «Leften S. Stavrianos, 1913-2004», Journal of Southeast Europe and Black Sea Studies,  5 (3), Sept. 2005, pp. 319-321. 
  • «The process and preconditions for rationalizing foreign policy practice» (with G. Kechagiaras and K. Voutsina), Foreign Affairs (Hellenic edition), November 2013. 
  • «‘Stirring the Greek nation: political culture, irredentism and anti-Americanism in post-war Greece, 1945-1967’» (Book Review), Journal of Southeast Europe and Black Sea Studies, 8 (3), Sept. 2008, pp. 299-303. 
  • «‘Peace at any price: How the World Failed Kosovo’» (Book Review),  Journal of Southeast Europe and Black Sea Studies, 7 (1), March 2007, pp. 180-184. 


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