Dr Spyros  Economides

Dr Spyros Economides

Associate Professor in International Relations and European Politics

European Institute

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COW 2.07
Office Hours
Tuesdays 14:30-15:30 and Thursdays 11:45-12:45. Please book an appointment via LSE For You

About me

Dr Spyros Economides is Associate Professor in International Relations and European Politics at the LSE and Deputy Director of the Hellenic Observatory.

He received the Robert Mackenzie Prize for his doctoral thesis on The International Implications of the Greek Civil War. His subsequent work has concentrated on the international affairs of South-eastern Europe and EU external relations in the field of foreign and security policy on which he has published widely.

He is currently writing on the EU's Balkan experience since 1991. He has also been Research Associate of the Centre for Defence Studies at King's College and at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, in London.

More recently he was Visiting Professor at both the Universities of Belgrade and Zagreb, as well as a Visiting Fellow at the EU Centre in Singapore. Economides acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords EU Committee in its report, 'Responding to the Balkan Challenge: The Role of EU Aid' and is a regular commentator in the international media on issues relating to  EU External Relations, South Eastern Europe and Greece.

He holds a B.Scs. in International Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK and completed his MSc and PhD at the LSE. Dr Economides has been on the staff of the LSE since 1991.

Expertise Details

Balkans; EU foreign policy; European security; Greece; US foreign policy; foreign affairs; former Yugoslavia; Southeast Europe