Theodore Couloumbis

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Bornca. 1935
Alma materUniversity of Connecticut, American University
Greek academic with close ties to the United States.

Theodore A. Couloumbis Theodore A. Couloumbis is Professor Emeritus of international relations at the University of Athens. He is also Member of the Honorary Committee at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), after being Member of the Board of Directors and Director-General for several years. [1]


He holds B.A.(1956) and M.A. (1958) degrees in political science from the University of Connecticut and a Ph.D./ (1963) in international relations from the American University.[1]


In the years 1965-83, Couloumbis was professor of international relations at the American University’s School of International Service in Washington DC where he received several awards for outstanding teaching.[1]

From 1983 to 1989 he was professor of international relations at the School of Law of the University of Thessaloniki, moving to the University of Athens early in 1990. In addition to his scholarly output, he is a regular columnist and frequent contributor to Kathimerini.[1]

In 1995-96 he was a senior fellow with the United States Institute of Peace and in 2006-2007 a policy scholar with the Wilson International Center for Scholars. His work focuses on conflict resolution in the post-Cold War international setting and on aspects of Greek foreign policy.

He is co-author (with James H. Wolfe) of a well-known text book, International Relations: Power and Justice, Prentice Hall, 4th ed. 1990, author of US, Greece and Turkey: The Troubled Triangle (Praeger,1983) and co-editor of the new Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies (Frank Cass and ELIAMEP).

His more recent publications include the Greek Junta Phenomenon (Pella, 2004) and a co-edited volume, Greece in the 20th Century (Frank Cass, 2005). He was president of Eliamep in Athens (l993-95), president of the Institute for Balkan Studies in Thessaloniki (1988-90) and president of the Hellenic Society for International Law and International Relations (1985-87).[1]


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Bilderberg/19958 June 199511 June 1995Greece
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The 43rd Bilderberg. Held at the Burgenstock Hotel in Burgenstock, Switzerland.
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