Evanthis Hatzivassiliou was born in 1966. He graduated from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1987, and received his MA and his Ph.D. in International History from the London School of Economics in 1989 and 1992 respectively. He currently serves as Professor (Post-war History) at the Department of History of the University of Athens. He is a member of the Academic Committee of the Foundation of the Greek Parliament for Parliamentarianism and Democracy; the chairman of the Academic Committee of the Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy; a Fellow of the Eleftherios Venizelos Foundation; a member of the Board of Filekpaideftiki Etaireia (Society for the Promotion of Education and Learning); and a member of the Greek-Turkish forum. He is the editor of the
Modern and Contemporary History series of Patakis Publications, and edits the history page of the Sunday edition of the Athens daily Kathimerini.
Dr. Hatzivassiliou has received the following awards: the Eleftherios Venizelos Award of the Greek Parliament (1994) for a monograph on the Greek-Turkish rapprochement in 1928-31; an award by the Academy of Athens (2005) for a monograph on the Athenian resistance of 1941-4; and the Edmund Keeley Book Prize, of the Modern Greek Studies Association (2007), for the book Greece and the Cold War: Frontline State, 1952-1967 (London and New York: Routledge, 2006).
Fields of Interest: International History, 1870-1991; the history of NATO during the Cold
War; Greek foreign and security policy, and Greek political history, 1923-1979; the Cyprus