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Kevin Featherstone
Kevin Featherstone
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Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies, Professor of European Politics, London School of Economics; Director, Hellenic Observatory
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Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies
and Professor of European Politics. He is currently the Head of the European Institute,
London School of Economics and Political Science and was long-term Director of the
Hellenic Observatory within the European Institute.
He has held visiting positions at the University of Minnesota, New York University and
Harvard University. Before LSE, he held academic posts at the Universities of Stirling
and Bradford. In 2009-10 he served on an advisory committee to Prime Minister George
Papandreou for the reform of the Greek government. He was the first foreign member of
the National Council for Research and Technology in Greece, serving from 2010-2013.
In 2013 he was made “Commander: Order of the Phoenix” by the President of the
Hellenic Republic. In 2014, the European Parliament selected one of his books (co-
authored with Kenneth Dyson) as one of its “100 Books on Europe to Remember”. His
most recent book is “Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power”.