- Name: Raptopoulos Nick
- Title: Assistant Professor
- Material: Turkey: Strategy and Economy
- Office: 204 (126 Gr. Lampraki St., Piraeus)
- Office Hours: Wednesday 14:00-16:00
- Tel.: +30.210-414-2647
BioNikoloas Raptopoulos is Assistant Professor (tenured) in the Department of International & European Studies of the University of Piraeus (Greece) with field of expertise “Turkey: Strategy and Economy”. Since 2015 he is directing the Turkish & Eurasian Studies Laboratory of the Department (http://etem.unipi.gr/).
Nikolaos holds a Ph.D in Political Sciences from the French speaking Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. Ηe obtained his postgraduate degree (D.E.A.) in Political Studies, orientation “International Studies” from the same University (UCL). Previously Nikolaos earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences & International Studies from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece. During his undergraduate studies spent a semester in the University of Southampton in U.K. as Erasmus/Socrates exchange student. Later, during his stay in Belgium, he accomplished his traineeship in the Legal Service (cordialis Codecision) of the Council of Minister of the EU in Brussels.
From 2009 until 2013 Nikolaos served as Lecturer in the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia of Economic and Social Sciences in Thessaloniki, Greece, with specialization in “International Relations in Turkey and the Middle East”.
The research interests of Nikolaos focus on International Relations, Strategic Studies & Security, and International Economic Relations. His areas of expertise include Turkey, Middle East and Balkans. He is also interested in the Euro-Atlantic (NATO, EE) and the Muslim World (OIC) institutions.
The mother tongue of Nikolaos is Greek. The foreign languages he speaks are English, French and Turkish (native).
- Introduction to Political Theories
- Introduction in International Relations
- Theory of War in International Relations
- The Society and the Foreign Policy of Turkey
- Turkish Foreign Policy in the Greater Middle East
His publications include the book The current economic and commercial exchanges of Turkey with her immediate neighbours. The case of Syria (2002-2009) (University of Macedonia Press, Thessaloniki, 2011, p.156) (in Greek) and the monograph The Political Legacy and National Memory Policies. The legacy of the Ottoman Empire and the Neo-Ottoman policies of Turkey, submitted to the Hellenic General Staff (Athens, 2010, p.114). Some of his articles are “The Greek-Turkish Relations during the Greek Crisis: the impact of the crisis on the partnership efforts”, in Greek Foreign Policy After the Crisis. Back to normality ?, Tziambiris A. & Litsas Sp. (Eds.) (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017, pp. 117-140), “The Crisis in Syria and the Turkish Foreign Policy towards the neighboring states of Middle East” in Kouskouvelis Ilias (Edit.), The Arab Spring. Studies of International Relations (University of Macedonia Press, Thessaloniki, 2012, pp. 69-108) (in Greek), «La famille des langues turques et le défi de création d’une communauté turcophone en Eurasie: le rôle assumé par Ankara» (Revue internationale de politique comparée, Vol. 14, no 1, 2007, pp. 131-150), «La Turquie face à la globalisation. Convergence d’intérêts entre les acteurs religieux particularistes: Le cas du sud-est européen dans les années 1990» (Recherches sociologiques, 2006, no 2, pp. 105-119), “Rediscovering its Arab Neighbours? The AKP Imprint on Turkish Foreign Policy in the Middle East” (Les Cahiers du RMES, Vol. 1, July 2004).
In 2010 Nikolaos completed the translation (from Turkish to Greek) of the book The Strategic Depth. The International position of Turkey of Prof. Ahmet Davutoglu (Publisher: Piotita, Athens, p.850)