Ioannis Armakolas, PhD (Cantab), is Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics of South East Europe at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia and
Senior Research Fellow & Head of the South-East Europe Programme at the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). He’s a member of the Europe’s Futures Fellows alumni network of the Institute for Human Sciences-Vienna and the Erste Foundation as well as Editor of the ‘Political Trends and Dynamics’ the regional journal of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung-Dialogue Southeast Europe (FES SOE, Sarajevo). His previous affiliations include: Editor in Chief of the academic journal ‘Southeast European and Black Sea Studies’ (Routledge journals, Taylor & Francis); ESRC Fellow at the Department of Politics, University of Oxford; Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford; Director of Research at the ʽUS-Greece Task Force: Transforming the Balkansʼ (joint project of the Hellenic Centre for European Studies and the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies); Region Head for South East Europe at Oxford Analytica; Tip OʼNeill Fellow in Peace and Conflict Studies at INCORE-Northern Ireland (Ulster University & United Nations University). Ioannis Armakolas has extensive experience as a consultant with USAID, DFID and OSF projects in the Western Balkans.