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Konstantina E. Botsiou is Associate Professor of Modern History and International Politics at the University of the Peloponnese, where she served as Vice Rector (2012-2015), and also a Visiting Professor at the Hellenic School of National Defense. She is currently General Director of the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy and Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of the New Democracy Party.
She studied History and Archaeology at the University of Athens and received her Ph.D. in Modern History at the University of Tübingen. She taught at the University of Athens (1999-2008) and was Deputy Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. She was a board member of the National Library of Greece and a member of the Academic Councils of the Hellenic Parliament Foundation, the Diplomatic Academy of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Martenscentre for European Studies. She was granted many Greek and international scholarships and awards and was an associate of the IDEAS Southeast-Europe-Program at LSE. Her recent senior archival posts include the Historichal Archives of the Hellenic Police Force and the Historichal Archives of Nea Demokratia.
Her numerous publications include the books Greece’s Path to Europe, 1947-1961 (1999, in German); Europe between the EEC and NATO, 1949-1957 (2002, in Greek); Hellenic Parliamentary Speeches (2010, in Greek, ed.); The Balkans in the Cold War (2017, co-ed. with S. Rajak et al.)