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Dr Christos Kourtelis

Christos-KourtelisTeaching Fellow in European and International Studies


Address Department of European & International Studies
King's College London
Room 4.19 Virginia Woolf Building
22 Kingsway
London WC2B 6LE



Christos completed his undergraduate degree in European Studies in Greece at the Hellenic Open University (distinction). He then continued his studies at the LSE, where he obtained an MSc in development studies. His research interests include the EU external policies to the Mediterranean countries, the aid policies of the EU member states, the history and politics of EU development assistance. He has worked for the European Commission. Christos has taught several modules related to EU politics, international relations, Middle East politics and comparative politics at the University of Westminster and at Birkbeck College.

Research interests
  •  The external relations of the EU
  •  The political economy of Euro-Mediterranean relations
  •  Europeanisation and theories of integration
  •  Integration of the MENA countries
Selected publications
  • Kourtelis, C and Afouxenidis, A ‘Neo-Liberalism vs Democracy: a critical insight into recent development practices in Egypt and Morocco’ in Edward P. Wolfers (eds) Contemporary Social Science Insights: Law, Political Science, Sociology, and International Relations, Global Science & Technology Forum, Singapore (forthcoming)
  •  Kourtelis, C (2012) The development of immigration and integration policies in Spain, in Tsakiridi, O, Afouxenidis, A and Sarris, N (eds) Integration of immigrants in Greece today: perceptions, policies & practices, EKKE, Athens,
  • Kourtelis, C (2011) ‘Identifying the European and North African interests behind the ENP’, Working Paper 3/2011, Centro Interuniversitario Di Ricerca Sul Sud Europa (CIRES), University of Firenze

Christos is teaching modules on EU foreign policies, Integration of the EU, Politics of Globalisation, Integration of MENA countries, Comparative Politics

Expertise and public engagement

Christos has participated in many international conferences that focus on the development policies of the North African countries and on the external policies of the EU, especially towards the countries of the MENA region.

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