Beginning in September 2016, this Chair provides a coherent undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and research program under the direction of Dr. Christos A. Frangonikolopoulos, Professor of International Relations at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications of Aristotle University
Christos Frangonikolopoulos studied Politics and Government (BA Honors) and International Relations (PhD) at the University of Kent at Canterbury (England)
He has worked as a diplomatic newspaper correspondent (1995-2003) and advisor to the Greek Parliament (1997-2003), as well as a Tutor of European Integration History and Politics (2003-2016) at the Hellenic Open University.
In Greece, he is the co-author of books on the subjects of Global Politics, International Non-Governmental Organizations, Greek Foreign Policy and the Media, Cosmopolitan Democracy, http://www.biblionet.gr/author/22815/Χρήστος_Α._Φραγκονικολόπουλος
Abroad he is the editor, author/co-author of over many chapters/papers in edited volumes and peer reviewed journals, as for example:
TransnationalCelebrity Activism: Changing the world? (eds.) Intellect, London, 20111.
“Politics, Media and NGOs: The Greek Experience”, Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 2014, 15(4): 606-619.
“Revisiting the public profile and communication of Greek NGOs in times of crisis”, International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 2015, 11(1): 119-127.
“PublicDiplomacy: How to think about and improve Greece’s neglected component of foreign policy in times of economic crisis”, Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, 2012, 8(3):185-193.
“CommunicatingGreece in times of economic crisis: The role and significance of PublicDiplomacy”, Etudes Helleniques / HellenicStudies, 2012, 20(2): 85-117.
“Reinforcing global legitimacy and efficiency: the case for strategic discursive public diplomacy”, Global Discourse: An interdisciplinary journal of current affairs and contemporary thought, 2014, 4:1:49-67.
“Foreign Policy and the Greek Media: The ‘Daily National Issue”, Media Dialogues: Journal for research of the media and society, February 2013: 9-31.
“Global Governance and Cosmopolitan Democracy: Bridging the gap between proponents and opponents,” Bridges: Conversations in Global Politics and Public Policy, 2013, 2:1, http://digitalcommons.mcmaster.ca/bridges/vol2/iss1/2.
“Global CivilSociety and Deliberation in the Digital Age”, International Journal of Electronic Governance, 2012,5(1): 11-23.
“Explaining the role and impact of social media in the ‘Arab Spring”, Global Media Journal, 2012, 8(1):10-20.
“Refocusing Public Diplomacy: The need for strategic-discursive Public Diplomacy”, Diplomacy and Statecraft, 2012, 23(4):728-745.
“Russia’s re-emergence in the global capitalist system: Globalizing or anti- globalizing force?”, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 2010, 18(1):79-90.
“Foreign policy and the media in Greece: Marking a shift from confrontational to peace journalism”, International Journal ofMedia and Cultural Politics, 2010, 6(2):243-249.
“The Media andForeign Policy: The Case of Greece”, Etudes Helleniques/Hellenic Studies, 2007, 15(1):161-187.
“Non-governmentalOrganizations and Humanitarian Action: The Need for a Viable Change of Praxisand Ethos”, Global Society, 2005,19(1):49-73.
“The policy and evolution of non-alignment: Past and future”, Paradigms (σήμερα Global Society), 9:1, 1995.
“TanzanianForeign Policy: The Proportions of Autonomy”, The RoundTable: The CommonwealthJournal of International Affairs, No. 387, 1988.
“Towards an explanation of Greek Foreign Policy”, Paradigms (σήμερα Global Society),1987, 1:2, 114-128.
Strengthening Greek Public Diplomacy: Present Conduct and Future Potential, Discussion Papers in Diplomacy, Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ Papers,No. 124, 2012.
Seizing the middle ground: Cosmopolitan Democracy, its critiques and possible steps forward for global governance, (με Φ. Προέδρου), FP7 Project CR: EEN-Global Re-ordering:Evolution through European Networks, October 2012, No. 27.
“The Division between ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Europe”, agoraWithout Frontiers, 8(4) 2003: 267-285.
“Greek NGOs in the Press: Trends in the presentation before and during the financial crisis”, Journalism, 2017, Vol. 18(6): 716–735.