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Academic/Professional Qualification

Vassilios earned his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds an undergraduate degree in Law (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), an MA in International Relations and Strategic Studies (Panteion University, Athens) and an MRes in International Relations (LSE).

He has also been awarded a Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE) and he is a Higher Education Academy Fellow.

Research overview

Vassilios earned his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds an undergraduate degree in Law (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), an MA in International Relations and Strategic Studies (Panteion University, Athens) and an MRes in International Relations (LSE).

He has also been awarded a Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE) and he is a Higher Education Academy Fellow.

His research focuses on three areas: the theory and history of realism as an ethico-political response to the crisis of liberal modernity in the 20th century, the question of ontology in politics and international relations, and the study of political theology in world politics.

He is currently working on his second monograph on the interstices of political theology and biopolitics under the provisional title: Life and Power: World Politics between Political Theology and Biopolitics

Future research

I am currently working on my second monograph on the embrace of and response to apocalyptic and messianic ideas in contemporary world politics under the provisional title: 'World Politics After the Death of God: Between Apocalypse and Hope'

Teaching activity

  • GD5401 Global Concepts (Graduate School)
  • GD5403 Global Politics (Graduate School)
  • IR5414 World Politics After the 'Death of God': Between Apocalypse and Hope
  • IR4577 Order and Crisis in World Politics
  • IR3071 An Anatomy of Realist Thought in International Relations
  • IH5003 The Theory and Practice of Intellectual History

Industrial relevance

Co-Director Global Social and Political Theory MLitt Programme (Graduate School)

MLitt International Political Theory Programme Coordinator

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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