Napoleon Maravegias is a member of the Academic Council and the Board of Directors. of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy.
Mr. Maravegias was born in 1955. He studied Economics at the University of Athens and continued his studies in France, at the University of Grenoble, where he obtained D.E.A. and Doctorat d ‘Etat (1983) with excellent and scholarships from the Agricultural Bank and the AS Foundation. Onassis. He also taught two years at the same University (1982-83). In Greece he worked as a Researcher at the Foundation for Mediterranean Studies (1985-1989) and then was elected Assistant Professor (1989), Associate Professor (1993) and Professor at the Agricultural University of Athens (1997). Since 2000 he has been Professor of “Macroeconomic Analysis and European Economic Integration” at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens, where he served as Deputy Chairman for the two years 2006-2008. From 1999 to 2004 he was President of the National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGRE) and in 2003-2004 a representative of Greece at the International Center for Advanced Agronomic Studies of the Mediterranean (CIHEAM). In 2001 he was honored by the French Republic for his contribution to science. In 2006, 2009 and 2012 he was President of the Hellenic University Association of European Studies and since 2008 he has been a member of ADIP (Quality Assurance Authority in Higher Education). Since 2010 he is President of the European Union. of the Ionian Technological Educational Institute and Vice President of the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence at the University of Athens. He has also written a number of articles in Greek and international scientific journals and has been invited to teach at foreign universities (Oxford, Montpellier, Valencia) . He is the coordinator of the Research Unit for European Politics and Economics – EMEPO (http://emepo.pspa.uoa.gr/) and Editorial Director of the “Periphery” Scientific Magazine. Finally, he is a regular columnist in “Eleftherotypia” and in other newspapers in Athens.