Dr. Ioannis Mazis
Dr. Ioannis Mazis is Professor of Economic Geography and Geopolitical Theory at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and President of the department of Turkish Studies and Modern Asian Studies. He specializes in geopolitical analysis and in particular, in Systemic Geopolitical Analysis and also, in International Security. He is director of studies in postgraduate degrees both at University of Athens and the European Public Law Organization. Moreover, he is the director of the Laboratory of Geo-cultural Analysis of Broader Middle East and Turkey, at the University of Athens. He is the author of numerous scientific publications on International Security, as well as regarding forms, structures and functions of the International Islamic Movement. He teaches in the majority of Greece’s Defense and National Security Schools. His research interests are the promotion of research in the Broader Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean region, as well as methodology issues in geopolitical analysis. He is “Chevalier de l’ Ordre des Palmes Academiques” de la Republique Francaise (2014). He was awarded the High Distinction of the Egyptial Left (Tagamoo) in 2011. This distinction has also been awarded, to date, only to Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat. He has been honoured by the Central Board of Jewish Council in Greece for his contribution to the analysis of the Jewish Holocaust. He has also received the following distinctions: (i) silver and (ii) bronze metal of teaching from the Federico II University of Naples, for teaching in a postdoctoral programme of studies in Geopolitics (as part of the network of Universities under the auspices of Federico II University of Naples), in Naples and in Capri. He has been honoured by the postgradute schools of Greece’s Armed Forces and of the Hellenic Police for his didactic contribution to their teaching programmes and for his scientific contribution, by participating in their conferences as organiser and keynote speaker.