Dr. Constantinos Filis is a specialist in Russian and former Soviet space affairs and a strategic planning expert on Greek foreign policy on the broader region of the Black Sea, the Caucasus and Central Asia. He has served as Director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at Panteion University’s Institute of International Relations (IIR), and since November 2004 has headed the IIR’s Russia and Eurasia Centre, which in September 2008 was renamed the Centre for Russia, Eurasia & South East Europe.
For the last three years he has been providing annual seminars for high-ranking Greek military personnel, and he submits studies the Hellenic National Defense General Staff on a regular basis.
In November 2007 he was elected Senior Associate Member (SAM) at St Antony’s College, Oxford University, and as of September 2008 he is an Associate of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX). Dr. Filis is currently an International Advisor for the Research Institute of European and American Studies and is also a member of the academic council of the Institute of Strategic and Development Studies.