Monday Night Speaker Series Organized by the MA International Relations and BA (Hons) International Politics Programmes at Middlesex University Dubai We are pleased to invite you our second Monday Night Speaker Series talk this Monday November 10th at 630pm at Middlesex University Dubai in the Oasis Theater, block 16, Knowledge Village.
“The Changing nature of the Balance of Power and the Real Game of Thrones” Dr. Marios-Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos Harriman Institute, Columbia University CEO & Founder, Strategy International
Summary of Presentation The “Real Game of Thrones” is unfolding in countries surrounding the Black Sea, namely Ukraine and Russia. Yet, more is to be seen. The “Game of Thrones” unfolds, in areas of the “Middle Earth” but also beyond, including countries of the MENA Region. A Crisis has been developing from within Ukraine’s South and South East region, and this was just the starting point. A correlation of multilevel political, economic and religious crises are created, currently extending to as far as Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon. Assuming that a domino effect will possibly extend crises further, we assume that soon more countries will have to be engaged in the fight against “evil”. “A shift in the power balance” regionally and globally is currently occurring between peripheral states, as well as leading global players. Areas and issues will be described and analyzed based on fictional tools used and seen recently on TV and read through fictional books. The presentation is multileveled, and includes a multi-dimensional research approach, both theoretically and practically, where tactics and strategies used in service of international relations and foreign affairs, are put practically to the test. Biography Dr. Marios-Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos, is affiliated with the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in New York. His expertise and research in the field of international relations is on strategic and international security affairs. Dr Efthymiopoulos is also currently attached as an advisor through the newly established, Geostrategic Council on Foreign Affairs of the Cyprus Republic to the President of Cyprus. Dr. Efthymiopoulos is the CEO & Founder of the think tank, Strategy International (www.strategyinternational.org).
He holds a PhD “Cum Laude”, from the Department of Political Science, University of Crete, in Politics with expertise in Strategic Affairs (2004-2008), a Diploma on Strategic Affairs from NATO’s Defense College (SC-105) (2004-2005), while appointed at NATO by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a Master Degree from the University of Vienna -The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna-in Advanced International Studies, Negotiations and Strategic Affairs (MAIS) (20022003), Vienna Austria, in conjunction with the London School of Economics, having concluded the first year program at the LSE’s the (MSc) in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, London, UK, (2001-2002). He Holds a BA (Hons) in International Relations & Politics by the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, (1998-2001), Lincoln, UK. Dr. Efthymiopoulos is listed in the “Marquis Who is Who” in the World. Dr. Efthymiopoulos is also recognized as a Distinguished Scientist by the Greek State and held a variety of research and teaching positions at institutions including The Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and the University of Cyprus....