Head of Unit
Sotiris Roussos is Associate Professor on International Relations and Religion in the Middle East at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Peloponnese and Head of the Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS). He has been Head of the Department from 2008-2011 and he also taught Middle East Politics and International Relations at the Department of International and European Studies of Panteion University, Athens. From 1997 to 2003, he served as Senior Middle East Expert at the Greek Foreign Ministry. In the same period, he was member of Organising Team for the Athens Meetings between Israelis and Palestinians MPs, member of the Task Forces for Water and Refugee Issues of the EU Special Representative for the Middle East, and Greek representative in the Informal Group on the Religious and Cultural Aspects of Jerusalem. In 2009 Sotiris Roussos was appointed Personal Envoy for the Mediterranean Partners of the President-in-Office of the OSCE. Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2012. He has written extensively on the regional security and international politics in the Middle East, political Islam and the Christian communities in the Eastern Mediterranean.
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