Konstantina E. Botsiou studied History-Archaeology at the University of Athens and holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Tübingen. She is a Professor at the Department of International and European Studies at the University of Piraeus. She has served as Vice Rector for Education and Quality Assurance and as a Director of the Centre for Greek and International History (KEDIS) at the University of the Peloponnese. She is a Visiting Professor at the Hellenic National Defense College and general Director of the Council for International Relations-Greece (CfIR). She was General Director and Vice President at the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy and has been a research fellow at the State Scholarships Foundation, the US IVLP Program, the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence, the National Audiovisual Archive, the LSE-IDEAS, DAAD, the Bank of Greecea.o.She has published over 100 academic articles and book chapters as well as 17 authored and edited books, including Greece’s Course to Europe: from the Truman Doctrine to the Association with the EEC, 1947-1961 (1999, in German); Europe between NATO and the EEC, 1949-1957 (2002, in Greek); Booklets of Parliamentary Speeches,ed. (2010, in Greek); The Founders of European Integration, ed. with C. Svolopoulos (2013); The Balkans in the Cold War, co-ed. with S. Rajak et al. (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2017); 1821: from Revolution to the State, ed. with S. Rizas (2021).