Brief CV

Athanassios G. Platias is Professor of Strategy at the University of Piraeus (2007-now). He is also director of the graduate program in International and European studies, University of Piraeus (2012-now)

He received a degree in Public Law and Political Science (with excellence) from the Law Faculty of the University of Athens (1979). He also received an M.A and a Ph.D in International Relations from the Department of Government at Cornell University (1986).

He has been a Ford Foundation Fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, a Research Fellow at the Peace Studies Program, Cornell University; MacArthur Fellow in International Peace and Security at the Program for Science, Technology and International Security, MIT and the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.

Professor Platias taught for 18 years (1989-2007) at the Department of International and European Studies at Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences, Athens Greece.

Professor Platias held several senior policy advisory positions in various Greek Ministries during the last 30 years. He was also chairman of the Department of International and European Studies (2008-2013) and a member of the Supervisory Council of the University of Piraeus (2012-2017).

Professor Platias is the author of numerous books and articles. He has written in five principal areas:

Grand Strategy

  • Geopolitics and Geoeconomics
  • International Security
  • Theory of International Relations
  • International Relations and Strategy in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War.

His most recent book on strategy is an analysis of the ancient Chinese treatise Sun Tzu's Art of War