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Dr Spyros Economides


Dr Spyros Economides

Director of the Hellenic Observatory; Associate Professor of International Relations and European Politics 

European Institute
Hellenic Observatory
Department of International Relations

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7384
Email: s.economides@lse.ac.uk
Room: COW 2.07
Office hours: Tuesdays 14.30 - 15.30 and Wednesdays 12.30 - 13.30



Dr Spyros Economides is Senior Lecturer in International Relations and European Politics in the European Institute at the London School of Economics, 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 Southeastern Europe and EU external relations. He was a Research Associate of the Centre for Defence Studies at King's College and at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He was a Visiting Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, USA. And acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords EU Committee in its report, 'Responding to the Balkan Challenge: The Role of EU Aid'. His publications include: UN Interventionism: 1991-2004 (edited with Mats Berdal, 2007); and The Economic Factor in International Relations (with Peter Wilson, 2001). He is currently writing on the EU's Balkan experience since 1991.

Positions Held

Associate Professor of International Relations and European Politics, European Institute and Department of International Relations

Director, Hellenic Observatory


EU421 Policy-Making in the European Union
EU435 History and Theory of European Integration
EU440 Greece and South Eastern Europe: Government, Economy and Foreign Policy