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Spyros Economides

Visiting Scholar 2023-2024 (Spring 2024)


Spyros Economides

Spyros Economides is associate professor in international relations and European politics at the London School of Economics and Deputy Director of the Hellenic Observatory. He was a research associate at the Centre for Defense Studies at King's College and at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He has also served as a visiting professor at Dartmouth College and in Political Science faculty at the Universities of Zagreb, Croatia and Belgrade. He was also a visiting fellow at the EU Centre in Singapore.

His current research concentrates on the external relations and security policies of the EU; Europeanisation and foreign policy, and the EU’s relationship with the Western Balkans. Economides is also a regular commentator in national and international media on issues relating to Greece and those of the Western Balkans. His latest publication is EU Security Strategies: Extending the EU System of Security Governance (Routledge, 2017).

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Associate Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Visiting Scholar 2023-2024, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Topic

Geopolitics, Values and the Re-emergence of ‘the West’


International Relations
Political Science

Selection Publications

Economides, Spyros, and James Sperling. EU Security Strategies: Extending the EU System of Security Governance. Routledge, 2017.