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Spyros Economides

Visiting Scholar 2023-2024 (Spring 2024)

Residency Dates: March 1 - June 1, 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 ‘West’ in international relations. He also works on the external relations and security policies of the EU; Europeanisation and foreign policy, and the EU’s relationship with the Western Balkans. His latest publications are, Spyros Economides, Featherstone, K. and Hunter, T. (2023) ‘The Changing Discourses of EU Enlargement: A Longitudinal Analysis of National Parliamentary Debates’ JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies and Spyros Economides, (2023) ‘European Foreign Policy and The Role of Member States: Europeanisation or Renationalisation’. In Christopher Hill, Michael Smith, and Sophie Vanhoonacker (eds.), International Relations and the European Union.

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.