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Dr Van Coufoudakis 

            Dr. Van Coufoudakis is currently the Rector at Intercollege, in Nicosia, Cyprus.  He is also Dean Emeritus of the School of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, and holds the rank of Professor Emeritus of Political Science. He served on the Graduate Faculty of Indiana University. From 1986 to 1995 he served as Assistant and later as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. He is the author of one book, the editor of four books, and the author of over eighty (80) journal articles and book chapters published in the United States, Great Britain, Belgium, Canada, Italy, Greece and Cyprus. His latest book, edited in collaboration with Eugene T. Rossides is The United States and Cyprus – Double Standards and The Rules of Law, Washington, DC: American Hellenic Institute Foundation, (2002). His research focuses on the politics and foreign policies of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, as well as post-World War II U.S. foreign and defense policy with particular emphasis on Southeastern Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

            He has lectured in major universities in the U.S., Great Britain, and Greece, and institutions such as the Foreign Service Institute (Washington, D.C.), the NATO Defense College (Rome, Italy), the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security (Ottawa), and the Istituto Affari Internazionale (Rome, Italy). 

            Dr. Coufoudakis is a member of the Editorial Board of the Greek edition of Foreign Policy and served two terms as President of the Modern Greek Studies Association, the premier interdisciplinary organization in the U.S. devoted to the study of Modern Greece. In September 1995, he established the Foundation for Hellenic Studies a foundation dedicated to the promotion and support of the study of Greece and Cyprus in the United States. Dr. Coufoudakis also served on the AHEPA Educational Foundation. From 1981-1987, Dr. Coufoudakis served as Director of the Indiana University Center for Global Studies. From 1984-2002 he served as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Cyprus for the State of Indiana. On March 25, 1998, the President of Greece awarded Dr. Coufoudakis the decoration and title of Commander of the Order of the Phoenix for his contributions to the study of Greece.  On March 3, 2002, he received Indiana University’s Ryan Award for his contributions to the university’s international programs.  On May 15, 2002, Indiana University awarded him the degree Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa.  On April 26, 2002, the Governor of the State of Indiana presented him the “Sagamore of the Wabash” award.  Dr. Coufoudakis holds a Ph.D. degree in Political Science and an M.P.A. degree from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Public Administration from the American University of Beirut.

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Assistant Professor Dimitris Koutsogiannis

Dimitris Koutsogiannis is Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Philology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Director of the Portal for the Greek language, Centre for the Greek Language (Thessaloniki). His areas of special interest include literacy and technology, applied linguistics, literacy education, E- learning and Critical Discourse Analysis. He is the editor of two books, and the author of numerous articles published in Greek and international journals. 

Address:  Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54006, Greece.

 E-mail: dkoutsog@lit.auth.gr 

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