Kostas A. Lavdas is Professor of European Politics at Panteion University. He was previously Professor of European Politics and Director of the Centre for Political Research and Documentation (KEPET) at the University of Crete, where he also served as Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Personnel and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Born in Athens in 1964, he studied political science, political sociology, public policy and international relations in Athens, the UK (at London School of Economics and the University of Manchester), and the USA (at MIT). He has published extensively in English, German and Greek on European politics, transatlantic relations, Greek politics and policy, comparative interest group politics and applied political theory. He has taught (as a Professor, an Associate Professor and a Senior Lecturer) and researched (as a Senior Research Fellow and a Research Associate) at several universities and research centers in Europe and the USA. In 2007-2009 and again in 2014-2016 he was the Constantine Karamanlis Professor of Hellenic and European Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA, and in 2009 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, UK.