ECPR Joint Sessions
University of Nicosia, Nicosia
10 - 14 April 2018

The local organising committee

The local hosts work alongside the ECPR Events Team to organise the Joint Sessions.


Emilios A. Solomou is the Executive Vice-President for Administration and the Director of the UNESCO Chair of the University of Nicosia. He holds a Doctorate from the University of Middlesex, where he also serves as an internal examiner. Further to his administrative duties, Dr Solomou also teaches at the Departments of Education and International Relations & European Studies.

Dr Solomou is on the Board of numerous professional associations and organisations such as the Mass Media Institute (IMME), the Cyprus Folk Museum, the Cyprus Pedagogical Association and the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs of the University of Nicosia (CCEIA). He also serves as a fellow and member in several other organisations such as the Cyprus Historical Association, the Historical Association of the United States, the Historical Association of Great Britain and the National Agency of Teaching of History (USA).

He has published numerous articles and edited books, mostly focusing on Cyprus’ history. His interests focus on the areas of history didactics and historiography, as well as the history of Cyprus.

Constantinos Adamides is an Assistant Professor of International Relations, and also serves as the Director of the University's Diplomatic Academy.

He holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham and his research focuses mostly on conflicts, energy security, EU foreign and security policy, the Cyprus conflict and securitisation.

Dr Adamides was also appointed by President Nicos Anastasiades as a Member of the Geostrategic Council of the Republic of Cyprus.

Michalis Kontos is a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Nicosia. He holds a PhD from Panteion University, Athens. His main research interests are great power politics, theory of International Relations, strategic theory, European Integration and Cyprus politics.

Dr Kontos was also appointed by the President of the Republic of Cyprus as a Member of the Geostrategic Council of the Republic of Cyprus.

Contact us

For all enquiries regarding the Joint Sessions, email Marcia Taylor at ECPR head office, or call  +44(0)1206 630045 during UK office hours.


"Aristocracies … may preserve themselves longest, but only democracies, which refresh their ruling class, can expand" - Hugh Trevor-Roper

Back to top