Christodoulos Yialourides

Christodoulos K. Yialouridis is a member of the Academic Council of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy.

Mr. Yialouridis is Dean of the University of International Studies, Communication and Culture of Panteion University, Professor of International Politics, Director of the Center for Oriental Studies for Culture and Communication of the Panteion University, and of the Department of Cultural Management of the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of the same University . He studied Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with postgraduate studies at the Universities of Tyving, Freiburg and Bochum in the Federal Republic of Germany. He has specialized in the fields of Sociology, Political Science, International Relations and International Law. He focused his scientific interest in Political Sociology, Conflict and Peace theory, Foreign Policy Theory, and Conflict Resolution. He completed his Doctoral Thesis at the University of Bochum as a fellow of the Begabtenförderung program of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Outstanding Researchers as well as the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD). In 1980, he was awarded a Ph.D. from the School of Social Sciences of the same University under the Magna Cum Laude Award for the Protection of Minorities in the 20th Century. Founding member of the Hellenic Society for International Law and International Relations, the Institute of International Relations (IDIS) of the Panteion University and the Cyprus Center for Studies (KYCEM). He served as a consultant for the Defense and Public Order Ministers of the Greek Government during the period 1994-1996, member of the Scientific Council for the elaboration of the Doctrine of the Unified Defense Area of ​​Greece – Cyprus. He teaches at the Higher Schools of All Armed Forces (War Schools), the Naval Academy, and the National Defense School and the National Security School. (The latter was founded on his own suggestion in 1996). At the last Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe on Minorities, he was the Head of the Cyprus Delegation. From 2002 to 2011 he was a member of the Governing Board of the Open University of Cyprus, a member of the Ionian University Steering Committee, a member of the World Council of Religions and Cultures based in Nicosia and is a regular member of the Board of Directors and co-organized with the Holy Monastery of Kykkos three world conferences for meeting cultures and religions. From 2006 to 2010 he has been a member of and chair of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Defense Analyzes (IAA) of the Ministry of National Defense. From 2005 to 2011 he served as Director of the European Cultural Center of Delphi (Ε.Κ.Κ.Δ.).