Konstantinos A. Lavdas is a member of the Academic Council and the Board of Directors. of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy.
Mr. Lavdas is Professor of European Politics and Interest Groups at the Department of International, European and Regional Studies of the Panteion University. Born in Athens in 1964, he studied at the Panteion University (Bachelor of Political Science and International Studies with Excellence), the London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc in Politics), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS in Political Science and Public Policy) and at the University of Manchester as a Norman Chester Fellow (PhD in Government). He has been Professor at the School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston (2007-2009 and 2014-2016), Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics (2009), Professor at the Greek and European Studies Headquarters “Konstantinos Karamanlis” , Professor of European Politics, President of the Department of Political Science, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Vice Rector of Academic Affairs and Staff of the University of Crete, Associate Professor of European Policy at the University of West Anglia, Visiting Professor in American century British universities, teacher at the National School of Public Administration (Athens), member Board organizations and institutions (eg Center for Educational Research, Hellenic Center for European Studies) and others. Author of numerous books, articles in international journals and chapters in collective volumes (in Greek, English and German) in the fields of European politics, comparative policy analysis, public policies and applied theory of politics. He has coordinated, conducted and participated in a number of important European and Greek research programs. Judge in leading scientific journals of political science and European studies, such as Political Studies, Governance, Journal of European Integration, European Journal of Political Theory, West European Politics, Ethnic and Racial Studies