Senior Analyst in the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS). Ioannis L. Konstantopoulos is anAssistant Professor of International Relations & Economic Diplomacy at the Department of International and European Studies, School of Economics, Business & International Studies, University of Piraeus, Greece.
He has taught “Strategic Analysis” at the postgraduate program of the Department of International and European Studies of Panteion University of Athens (2009-2012) and “Economic Diplomacy and Security” at the following Postgraduate Studies Programs of the Department of Political Science and International Relations (School of Social and Political Sciences) of the University of Peloponnese: “Global Political Economy”, “Governance and Public Policies” and “Global Challenges and Systems of Analysis” (2016).
In May 2015 he participated in teaching intelligence in the framework of the lifelong learning seminar “Intelligence and Security” (with Dr Andrew N. Liaropoulos) organized by the Institute of International Relations of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens. He lectures in the Joint Intelligence School of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, the Hellenic Air Staff and Command College and the National Security School of the Hellenic Police Academy.
Ioannis L. Konstantopoulos holds a PhD from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Department of International and European Studies) (2008) and his PhD dissertation topic is “Economic Espionage and International Relations”. He also received an M.A. in International and European Studies from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of International and European Studies (Specialization: International Relations and Strategic Studies) (2001). During the period 1996-98 he attended “MSc Econ in Strategic Studies” Aberystwyth, The University of Wales, Department of International Politics, U.K. He received a degree of Political Science and International Studies (Specialization: International Studies) from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Department of Political Science and International Studies) (1996).
He is a research associate of the Center of International and European Affairs (C.I.E.A.) of the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus. He is also a member of the Greek Politics Specialist Group of Political Studies Association, U.K. and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence (JMBI). His research interests cover the following areas: International Relations, Strategic Studies, Economic Diplomacy and Intelligence Studies.
- “Democracy and Ethics vs. Intelligence and Security: from WikiLeaks to Snowden”, Conference Proceedings, 4th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Applied Economics “ECONOMY & DEMOCRACY”, Department of Economics, University of Thessaly, Volos 23-24 November 2015 (forthcoming, 2016).
- “Intelligence and European Integration: From intelligence cooperation to an independent European central intelligence agency”, Conference Proceedings of “Political, Economic and Cultural Legacies of the European Past in the Context of European Integration”, Siegen University & University of Piraeus, Siegen, Germany, 24-25 October 2014 (forthcoming, 2016).
- “The (R)evolution of Intelligence as an Academic Discipline: Challenges and Constraints”, Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2015 (with Alexandra M. Doga).
- “Parliamentary Oversight of Intelligence Agencies in Contemporary Democracies and the European Experience”, Institute of International Relations, Panteion University, Athens, Greece (2015) (in Greek).
- “The Role of Deception in Peace and War: Part I”, Air Review, Vol. 103, April 2015 (in Greek).
- “The Role of Deception in Peace and War: Part II”, Air Review, Vol. 104, August 2015 (in Greek).
- “Reforming the Greek National Intelligence Service: Untying the Gordian Knot”, Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2014 (with Dr. Andrew N. Liaropoulos).
- “Soft Power: The Case of China”, in Samaras N. Athanassios (ed.), Images of Nations: Strategic Communication, Soft Power and Media (Athens: Kastaniotis Editions, 2014) (in Greek).
- “Intelligence and IR Theory: The Cases of Covert Action and Economic Espionage”, in Bitzenis Aristidis & Vlachos Vasileios A., (eds), Proceedings, International Conference on International Business (ICIB): (www.icib.eu), Thessaloniki, 17-19 May 2012, (International Relations and European Integration Laboratory, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2013).
- “Privatization of Intelligence: Turning National Security into Business?”, Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS), Transatlantic Studies, 25 September 2010 (with Andrew N. Liaropoulos).
- “Macroeconomic Espionage: Incentives and Disincentives”, Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS), Research Paper: No. 143, June 2010.
- “Europe-USA Relations: The Phenomenon of Economic Espionage among Allies” in Stivachtis, Yannis A. (ed.), The New EUrope: Politics, Economics, and Foreign Relations (Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2010).
- Economy and Espionage: Theory and Practice (Athens: Piotita Publications, 2010) (in Greek).