Kleanthis Kyriakidis is a Commander of the Hellenic Navy, serving as Director of Studies at the Hellenic Naval War College, instructing among others IR Theory, Security Threats, Modern Strategy, Crisis Management and Leadership. He is also the Secretary General of the Hellenic Commission on Military History. Among others he has served as an advisor to the Deputy Minister of Defense and as Head of the Plans and Policy Directorate at the Naval Operations Branch.
As regards academic endeavors, he has three Masters’ Degrees, two from the Naval Postgraduate School, in Monterey (MS in Physical Oceanography and MA in Middle East Studies with Distinction) and a Masters in Public Administration obtained at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he was presented with the Lucius Littauer Award. His PhD research (completion year 2017) is on Political Islam. He has published seven history and political science books, co-authored another six and more than 250 articles dealing with a wide scope of diverse contemporary issues mainly in American and Greek journals. He has taught to various Defense Institutions, was a guest lecturer to Universities and Institutions around the Globe and has participated in 50 international conferences.
He has been a Senior Editor for the Harvard Kennedy School Review and is a founding member of the Academy for Strategic Analyses and of the Institute for the Study of Hellenic and Arab Communities. He is a member of the Scientific Board of of the GEOPOL Institute. He is also a member of the European Consortium for Political Research, the International Political Science Association, the International Public Policy Association, the Hellenic Society of International Law & International Relations and the American Academy of Political Science.