Website Bio Blurb PicMarilisa Anastassopoulou has studied International Relations at the London School of Economics and has acquired an MBA from Solvay Business School in Belgium. She has extensive experience as a programme manager with specialization in Southeastern Europe, in the private sector, for companies like EY, but also for the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Moreover, she has followed numerous seminars in journalism, photography and documentary in London and in Athens and has respectively worked as a freelancer. Currently she is also Editor –in-Chief of a weekly TV show on Greece and international affairs entitled “Ω, τι κόσμος μπαμπά!» at Action24 TV.

Marilisa is an associate at Navarino Network. She assists with the organization, coordination and extrovert orientation of all NN’s activities.


gofas[1] Andreas Gofas is Associate Professor of International Relations at Panteion University of Athens and Visiting Professor at the European Law and Governance School. He is also co-director of the Olympia Summer Academy and coordinator of the Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Security Governance executive seminar, offered by the EUI’s School of Transnational Governance. In the past, he has held research positions at the European University Institute (Jean Monnet Fellow), the University of Sheffield (Marie Curie Fellow), Yale University (Visiting Scholar), Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (Postdoctoral Fellow), and the LSE (Visiting Fellow). He is the co-author of Theoretical Projections in International Politics (in Greek) and co-editor of The Role of Ideas in Political Analysis. Currently, he is co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Terrorism and the SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations.
Website Bio Blurb PicAngelos Kaskanis joined the NN in November 2018. He is NN’s Deputy Executive Director.
Angelos is a young researcher/ Ph.D. Candidate in Democritus University of Thrace under scholarship from the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation. His field of Research is International Public Law and the impact of International Terrorism in Southeast Europe and Caucasus. Regarding his studies, he holds a degree from the School of Humanities/Department of Black Sea Studies University of Democritus/ Thrace and also a Master in International Law/ Southeast Europe Studies from Law School of Democritus University of Thrace. His work is connected with his vision for a Europe of Values, Safety, Respect of Rule of Law and Cultural Diversities. He is a member of Hellenic Institute of Strategic Studies and speaks Greek, English, Russian, German and Turkish.
photofacepersonalDimitris Keridis is a Professor of International Politics at Panteion University of Athens. He is a senior fellow at the Konstantinos G. Karamanlis Foundation and the deputy director of the Institute of International Relations in Athens. Since 2002 he has been directing the annual Olympia Summer Academy in Politics and International Studies in Greece (, since 2009 the Navarino Network, a public policy think-tank based in Thessaloniki (, and since 2016 the book series “International Relations” at Pedio Publishing in Athens. He is also a regular TV and e-media political commentator (Action24 TV and has served as a senior consultant at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the Constantine Karamanlis Associate Professor in Hellenic and European Studies at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, as the director of the Kokkalis Foundation in Athens and of the Kokkalis Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and as a researcher at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, USA.
His latest book in English is entitled: The Historical Dictionary of Modern Greece, London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., to be reprinted and updated in 2018. His recent books in Greek include a monograph on “Nationalism, Ethnic Conflicts and International Relations: Theory and Practice in the Balkans” and “Constantine G. Karamanlis and the Foreign Press” as well as the editing of the collective volume entitled “Thessaloniki: A city in transition, 1912-2012”.
Aspa1[1]Aspa Kyriaki joined the NN in September 2011. She holds a bachelor degree in Political Science and Diplomacy (University of Macedonia, 2003) and a DES in European Politics (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 2004). During her stay in Brussels, she did an internship at the Committee of the Regions (February 2003-July 2003). She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Macedonia, exploring the cross-border social networks that have developed in the Balkans. She has worked as a researcher at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (November 2004-April 2005) and at the University of Macedonia (December 2004-September 2009) on projects dealing with the delocalization of labour intensive industries and the development of social networks in the Balkans. At the NN, she is responsible for the overall coordination of the ‘Navarino Dialogues’.
Lymouris-photo[1]Nikolaos Lymouris holds Master’s Degrees in European Law and European Administration (Panteion University of Athens, European University Institute, King’s College of London). In 2007 he received a Ph.D. in European Governance (European Commission Fellow). He is currently Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Studies (London School of Economics) and Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of International and European Studies (Panteion University of Athens, 2007). He is also Executive Secretary of the Greek Centre of European Studies and Research (EKEME in its Greek acronym, 2010), founding Coordinator of the Centre for European Governance of the Institute of International Relations of Panteion University of Athens (2009), Chair of the European Studies Group for Young Researchers (ENEES in its Greek acronym, 2008) and Scientific Director of the European Documentation Centre (EDC) of Panteion University of Athens (2001).