Professor Joseph Joseph

Joseph Joseph is Jean Monnet Professor of International Relations and European Affairs. B.A. from Panteion University, M.A. from the University of Stockholm, Ph.D. from Miami University. Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard (1988-90). Before coming to the University of Cyprus in 1992, he was Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University (1986-87), Gustavus Adolphus College (1987-88) and the University of Alabama (1989-91). He was the founder and first director of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence (2007) at the University of Cyprus. He served as Minister Plenipotentiary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1993-95) and Ambassador of Cyprus to Greece (2009-2013) with parallel accreditations to Albania and Georgia.
Costas M. Constantinou is Professor of International Relations at the University of Cyprus, with cross-cutting interests in diplomacy, conflict, international political theory, and legal and normative aspects of international relations. He completed his PhD at Lancaster University, and taught at the Universities of Hull, Keele and Lancaster, and as visiting academic at Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev, and the Middle East Technical University, Ankara. Besides Cyprus, he has conducted fieldwork in India, Nepal, Lebanon, Israel, Turkey and Kenya. His research received international awards and distinctions, and external funding by, inter alia, the EU 7th Framework Programme, EEA Grants and the Leverhulme Trust. He has served as external assessor at universities in Europe, Africa, America and Australia. He has also served on various editorial boards, inter alia, Diplomatica, International Political Sociology, Politics, Religion and Ideology, Review of International Studies and the book series Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies of Palgrave Macmillan. For information and access to selected publications – books, articles and essay films – see 
An intellectual historian, Kyriakos N. Demetriou specializes in the history of classical reception, with emphasis on eighteenth and nineteenth-century Platonic tradition and the history of Greek historiography. His teaching is mainly focused on the history of political thought (ancient and modern), political ideologies and the interpretative approaches in political theory. DPhil University College London (1993). MA University of York (1989). Executive Editor of "POLIS" (since 2002): The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought (Peer reviewed) BRILL Academic Publishers' Series Overseeing Editor, "BRILL's Companions to Classical Reception", member of the Editorial Board of Brill's Series "Metaforms" Member of the International Advisory Board of "Innovation", The European Journal of Social Science Research Formerly member of the Standing Committee for the Humanities, European Science Foundation Research Interests: History of Classical Reception, History of Ancient Historiography, Ancient Political Thought, British Utilitarianism, Democracy and Political Participation.
Dr. Stavros Tombazos studied Political Economics in Paris. He taught at a College in Athens and at a French University from 1991 to 1996. He has also worked as a researcher at the European Institute of Cyprus for six years. He is an associate professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus. He has published four books and tens of articles in scientific journals, political science journals and newspapers in Greece, France, Germany and Cyprus. Several of his publications, such as the books “European Union: History, Goals and Prospects” and “Globalisation and the European Union”, deal with the history, politics and the economy of the European Union.

Antonis A. Ellinas is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Cyprus and Chair of the Department. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and his B.A. from Hamilton College. He works on comparative European politics. He is the author of The Media and the Far Right in Western Europe (Cambridge University Press 2010) and The European Commission and Bureaucratic Autonomy (Cambridge University Press 2012, with Ezra Suleiman). His work has appeared in Comparative Politics, West European Politics, the Journal of European Public Policy and the Journal of Common Market Studies, Party Politics, South European Society and Politics and Acta Politica, among others.
Daniela Donno received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2008. Her research interests center on international organizations, law, and norms, with a particular focus on the international influences on elections, human rights, and women’s rights. Her book, Defending Democratic Norms (Oxford University Press), explores how international actors promote democracy in countries that hold flawed elections. Other work explores the politics of authoritarian regimes, with a particular focus on elections and women’s rights. Her research has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Journal of Politics, World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Organizations, and Comparative Political Studies.

Kalliope Agapiou-Josephides is Assistant Professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus. In 2001 she was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration. Agapiou-Josephides holds a PhD in Political Science from Sorbonne University, PARIS I Pantheon-Sorbonne, a Post Graduate Diploma in High European Studies, a Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) in History of the XXth Century (International Relations) from the Robert Schuman STRASBOURG III University and a Degree in Applied Foreign Languages (French-English-German) from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University PARIS III. Her current research interests and publications include: European Political Integration, Human Rights and Democratization, Women and Politics, Europeanization/Cyprus-EU relations, EU Mediterranean Policy/ Partnership. She has undertaken/participated in several nationally and internationally funded research projects. She is serving/has served as an expert to the European Union, to Council of Europe and to several European Governments on European affairs.
Iasonas Lamprianou is Assistant Professor (Quantitative Methods) at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus. His methodological interests include rater and coding effects, Rasch models and appropriateness measurement (person-fit), however he also has substantive interests on the far right, social/political trust and sociology of education.

Dr. Antis Loizides teaches at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at The University of Cyprus. He is a graduate of the University of Cyprus, with an MA in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and with a PhD in History of Political Thought from Queen Mary University of London. His research interests include the reception of classical texts and the history of political thought. He focuses on classical utilitarian political thought, with a special interest in the works of John Stuart Mill and James Mill, and on their classical influences. He has published academic articles in Modern Intellectual History, History of Political Thought, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, and History of European Ideas. He is the author of John Stuart Mill’s Platonic Heritage: Happiness through Character (Lexington Books, 2013) and the editor of Mill’s A System of Logic: Critical Appraisals (Routledge, 2014). Loizides has also co-edited John Stuart Mill: A British Socrates (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Scientific Statesmanship, Governance and the History of Political Philosophy (Routledge, 2015). He has received research grants from the Research Promotion Foundation and from the A.G. Leventis Foundation. His forthcoming monograph focuses on the political thought of James Mill.
Yiannos Katsourides is Special Scientist at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London from 2010 to 2015. Dr Katsourides’ research interests include Cyprus and Greek politics, political parties and party systems, radical left parties, political participation, Europeanization of political parties. His book, The History of the Communist Party in Cyprus: Colonialism, Class and the Cypriot Left (I.B. Tauris Publications), was published in 2014. His forthcoming book, The Radical Left in Government: The Cases of SYRIZA and AKEL (Palgrave Macmillan). He is the author of a number of articles on Cypriot Politics.
BA in Politics and International Relations, University of Lancaster; MA in Comparative Study of Ethnic Conflict and PhD in Security and Conflict Resolution, Queen’s University, Belfast. He teaches the following courses: Foreign Policy, International Relations, Strategy and War, Conflict Resolution, and International Organisations. He is a researcher and coordinator of the European research programme Erasmus+ EastMed Partnership on Energy Security and Migration (2016-2019) in Cyprus. His research concerns the study of the emergence and management of ethnic conflicts andof forms of self-government, with emphasis on the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. He has published academic articles in the Journal of Ethnopolitics, Eastern European Quarterly, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, Civil Wars,Mediterranean Quarterly, Peace and Conflict Studiesand Perspectives on Federalism. He has also authored Strategic Rebellion: Ethnic Conflict in FYR Macedonia and the Balkans (Peter Lang 2012) and Societies in Transition: Economic, Political and Security Transformations in Contemporary Europe (Springer 2015).
Dr. Panagakou teaches in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus. She has previously taught at the Universities of York, Durham, Newcastle and Manchester in the United Kingdom. She is an Honorary Visiting Fellow in the Department of Politics, University of York (UK), and an Associate Member of the Centre for the History of Philosophy, an Inter-University Network of Philosophers in York, Leeds, and Sheffield (UK). Dr. Panagakou holds a DPhil in Politics (University of York, UK), an MA in Political Philosophy (University of York, UK), and a BA in Political Science and Public Administration (University of Athens, Greece). Dr. Panagakou has been awarded fellowships from the NATO Science Fellowships Programme of the Greek Ministry of National Economy, the Lilian Voudouri Foundation, and the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY). Dr. Panagakou is a Founding Member and Co-Chair (1999-2008) of the British Idealism Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association (PSA) of the United Kingdom. She has published articles and other contributions in such journals as The British Journal of Politics & International Relations, European Journal of Political Theory, Political Studies Review, Collingwood and British Idealism Studies, Journal of Moral Philosophy, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, and Bradley Studies. Dr. Panagakou is co-editor (with Professor James Connelly) of Anglo-American Idealism: Thinkers and Ideas (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010).