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Andrianopoulos Andreas

Andrianopoulos Andreas

Born in 1946 in Piraeus Greece, in a family of politicians and founders of one of the major football teams of the country, Olympiacos FC.

He was educated at Athens College, and pursued his higher education in the Schools of Political Science at the University of Athens, and in the UK at the universities of Kent, Cambridge, and Oxford. He also studied Economics and Issues of Peace Research at the University of Oslo, and holds a Diploma of Leadership from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

He has lectured at various institutions in the USA and England (Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Wisconsin at Madison, George Washington, LSE), and was a visiting scholar at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. In 1998-99 he was Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC. He holds two honorary PhD degrees, and in November 2003 was appointed Professor of Public Policy in the «Eleftherios Venizelos» Chair at Deree — The American College of Greece.

He has been elected as a member of the Greek Parliament nine times, and has served as Minister of Culture, and Minister of Trade, Industry, Energy, Technology and Mass Communications.

Andreas Andrianopoulos has also been elected Mayor of the City of Piraeus. He has contributed articles to numerous Greek and international journals and newspapers, and has written books on Islam, economic and political liberalization, and energy security. After resigning from Parliament, he held his own TV talk show, and worked professionally as a newspaper commentator and as a consultant on issues of Caspian energy and political risk analysis for countries of the former Soviet Union and South Asia. He recently led a team of international consultants in advising the government of the Russian Federation, under the auspices of the EU, on free competition and the advocacy of liberal market reforms. He also returned to the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, as a South East European Project Scholar working on the topic of Russian energy diplomacy.

He is now the Director of the Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs at Deree — The American College of Greece. He also teaches a course on Effective Communication Campaigns and Risk Analysis at the University of Kaliningrad in the Russian Federation.

He is the author of two historical novels on Medieval and Renaissance Europe.

Economic and Political Challenges to the European Union