Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris is Professor of International Relations and Chair of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus, as well as Onassis Senior Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also Standing Fellow at New York University's Remarque Institute, Visiting [Non-Resident] Fellow at the University of Southern California, Academic Advisor to the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) and Academic Coordinator for the Erasmus+ "Eastern Mediterranean Regional Training Partnership" Program. Dr Tziampiris was Visiting Fellow at New York University (The Remarque Institute) during 2013-2014, Visiting Scholar at Columbia University (The Harriman Institute) during 2009, Director of the Center of International and European Affairs at the University of Piraeus (2012-2013), a member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Defence Analyses (IAA-Athens, Greece, 2004-2009) and IAA's Board of Directors (September 2005-June 2006), as well as former Research Associate at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP-Athens, Greece, 2000-2008). He is the author of The Emergence of Israeli-Greek Cooperation (Springer, 2015); Faith and Reason of State: Lessons from Early Modern Europe and Cardinal Richelieu (Nova Science, 2009); Kosovo’s Endgame: Sovereignty and Stability in the Western Balkans (IAA, 2006); International Relations and the Macedonian Question (ELIAMEP, 2003) [in Greek]; Greece, European Political Cooperation and the Macedonian Question (Ashgate Press, 2000); co-editor (with Spyridon Litsas) The Eastern Mediterranean in Transition (Ashgate Press, 2015) and co-editor (with Spyridon Litsas) Foreign Policy Under Austerity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Dr Tziampiris has published a series of essays primarily on international relations and Greek foreign policy in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. His op-ed pieces have appeared in various publications and websites, including The New York Times, The Jerusalem Post, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times and the National Interest. He holds PhD and MSc (econ) degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a graduate (BA) of Middlebury College. Dr Tziampiris is married with two children.