Dr Effie Pedaliu is a Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS and will be working closely for the upcoming Southern Europe International Affairs Programme. She obtained both her MA and PhD in International History from the LSE.
Dr Pedaliu was most recently a Senior Lecturer in International History at the University of West England, Bristol. In the past, she has lectured at the LSE and King’s College London and was a Jean Monnet Fellow in European History at Luton University. Her research interests are 20th century international and transnational history. Dr Pedaliu’s current focus is on a series of projects specialising in American and British Cold War policy and strategy during the last two decades of the Cold War with specific reference to issues of European and Mediterranean security and politics, human rights and European Integration. She is the author of Britain, Italy and the Origins of the Cold War (2003) and the title of her forthcoming book is: Contemporary Mediterranean World: An International History. Her research has been facilitated by awards and grants from numerous institutions including: AHRC, the British Academy, the Central Research Fund (University of London) and the Scouloudi Foundation (IHR).
Dr Pedaliu has contributed to CNN Television on issues pertaining to Greece, Italy, the Balkans, the US and the EU. Her consultancy with the Diplomatic and Historical archive of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs (YDIA) resulted in the organisation and declassification of important documents held by the Greek Foreign Ministry which have shed new light on the origins of the Cold War. She is a member of the Peer Review College of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, a co-convenor of the International History Seminar (IHR) and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Together with Professor John Young (Nottingham) is a general co-editor of the Palgrave/Macmillan book series Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World.
Contemporary Mediterranean World: An International History, Routledge, 2013, (forthcoming).
Britain, Italy and the Origins of the Cold War, Palgrave/Macmillan Press Ltd, Nov. 2003.
‘A Sea of Confusion’: The Mediterranean and Détente, 1969-1974’, Diplomatic History, Vol. 33 (4), September 2009
‘A Discordant Note': NATO and the Greek Junta, 1967-74’, Diplomacy and Statecraft, Vol. 22, (1), March 2011.